Here is a 2 for 1 A-Z Monday. My "C" words for today are candles and ceramic. The candles just happened to be there in the picture. That blue crock filled with white candles is one of my attempts at decorating. Yes, I know, I am pretty simple. The ceramic angel was a Christmas gift made for me by my son, Ted, in 1989. He graduated from South Mountain High School for the Arts and he was an award winning ceramist. Some of his works were displayed at the Sky Harbor Intl. Airport, Sheamer Museum, Phoenix Art Museum and a national traveling art display. This angel, however, was not in his usual style, which was quite abstract. He had asked me what I would like for Christmas and I said,"I'd love to have an angel for over the fireplace." Since I knew his usual ceramic works were "ooo-men" I thought he probably wouldn't make me something as conventional as an angel. (Also, he kind of pooh poohed my suggestion.) As you can imagine, I was so surprised and pleased with this ceramic angel. It's definitely a one of a kind!
Here are a couple more of Ted's ceramic works: