well, with his dazzling gift for sparing absolutely no expense for his parents, James decided that he was going to sign up for and do pottery at school this year! not that we would deny or discourage him from any sort of official activity at school, of course.
with the year approaching the quarter done mark, James appears to have been very, very busy with pottery just once a week, as you can see from all that he has made so far!
we are likely to require a new, bigger house by the end of the year to accomodate all of his creations at this rate. well, that or at the least get Grandad to come along and knock up a shed or an extra level to our home!
speaking of Grandad, he told James once to pose giving the thumbs up and then the thumbs down for some, presumably elaborate, project of his. Grandad didn't, alas, think to make clear to James that he does not have to strike such a pose in every picture thereafter, and so that's what he's quite insistent on doing in pictures for the moment!
of course, if you catch James by surprise with the camera, you don't get thumbs up or thumbs down, just the standard "what are you doing, Dad" look from him....
ahem, getting back to the point of this post, very nice work indeed, son! we are really, really looking forward to seeing what else gets made this year!
and yes, when i think of pottery, i am very much reminded of the Monty Python sketch where Michael Palin is an art critic who keeps getting pottery and poetry mixed up. well, don't we all?
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!