Just got back from Christmas Eve dinner at my brother's house. We have a long-standing family tradition of only giving gifts to the kids, but there's always someone who feels the need to buy a gift for one of the adults, causing all the rest to say "I thought we were only buying gifts for the kids!"
This year I thought I would be the one to break the "kids only" rule for gift-giving because I wanted my sister-in-law to have one of my platters, which she had admired at Thanksgiving. But it turned out that she also had a gift for me... and what a fabulous gift: 500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design. This is a fantastic book, full of color photographs of the most beautiful bowls... It's like food for the eyes! Inspiration on all the pages! I am poring over the pages tonight and going back into the studio tomorrow after too long a spell of not getting any clay work done!