Looking at Footprints

When I make my ceramic orbs I am often inspired by nature. Sometimes I get inspiration from other places. It had rained in the early morning and there were areas on the sidewalk that had dried. There were also places that had small puddles. As people walked through the water, they left footprints on the cement. These prints were transient as they disappeared as the water evaporated. Walking along I recognized the bird and squirrel prints that had been memorialized in the sidewalk; leftover from when it was first poured and the barricades prevented human traffic but didn’t warn off the wildlife. The more I thought about it the more I wanted to do an orb that had footprints. As I pondered, it occurred to me that I might want to tap into my uber-geek and an orb was born.

This is a photo of Apollo 14 footprints on the moon. They will be there until some force removes them. And by force I’m talking a meteor strike or another rocket landing.

So I decided to make my own “Footprints on the Moon” orb. It is relatively small, about the size of a racquetball, and glazed in Super T and Royal Blue.

15 thoughts on “Looking at Footprints

    1. Thanks Janet! I like the way it turned out. I think I’ll have to make a print of the moon foot prints so people can have a point of reference otherwise it is just an orb with oval decorations…

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        1. Oooh!! That is a splendid idea!! I have a friend who is a real “space geek” and that would definitely appeal to him. Ha! One Christmas gift off the list!!

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  1. What a beautiful orb! And the footprints-on-the-moon theme is creative and wonderful! πŸ™‚
    Footprints always make me think of life, adventure, bravery, discovery, etc. πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚ Happy Whee-kend!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks! Footprints are everywhere we go – even if they are most of the time transient. If we never leave footprints it is certain we never get to experience any of it (life, adventure, and all that other cool stuff)!

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