Earthly Delights: SLOW. The October Issue

Posted By Gudy Herder / October 16, 2013 / 13 Comments

Before we start, for you who stumble upon this series for the first time: Sandy from Confiture de Vivre and myself started publishing Earthly Delights beginning summer playing around with what we are best at. Sandy from Jena, Germany and myself from Barcelona, Spain with one common theme we decide on together and two interpretations.






What could be slower than baking bread?

All you need is TIME after thoroughly reviewing of old recipes.

Not only that I am fascinated by old baking traditions, it tends to be an almost archaic satisfaction holding a loaf of bread in my hands after a working day having been patient waiting for the leaven to grow.

Cutting then the loaf into slices, listen to the crispy crust, adding a pinch of salt – that’s heavenly ‘slow’.

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Sandy suggested SLOW when deciding on a new topic, once back from our vacation. I thought it was the perfect match at that moment but didn’t exactly know how to convert this mood into images. A few days later, I took a new working space in a ceramics atelier and everything started getting slower.

‘Slow’ when sharing a cup of tea with my new colleagues and using me tea-pot with the tiny golden feet (pic 4).

‘Slow’ when picking up in Majorca during September carob trees seeds at a friends’ place. These are adorning now my new work space (pic 1).

‘Slow’ when testing on new glazes and being so concentrated everything else starts fading (pic 2).

And ‘slow’ when the gomphocarpus or hairy balls perish within the days revealing their heart and seeds which turn out even more beautiful as if in full bloom (pic 3).


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  • October 16, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I always love to produce this series with you and I am very proud how it comes out so far. Hope you’ll be back soon so that we can brainstorm on a new theme for november.

    • Gudy
      October 19, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      I am almost on my way..:-) Always a pleasure, Sandy. Love the series and working together!xo

  • Lena
    October 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I think this edition of your Earthly Delights is my favourite one so far – both of your versions! I can see you sitting in your new workspace with that cup of tea. Can I join you?

    • Gudy
      October 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Great! Mine too. Although I like them all, this is probably visually speaking the less “noisy”, isn’t it? xx

  • October 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous Sandy and Gudy. What a fabulous feature and beautiful shots! xx

    • Gudy
      October 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you, Caroline! xx

  • October 19, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Wonderful and interesting to see the different interpretations. The styled images so beautifully convey your messages. Have a great weekend Sandy and Gudy. xx

    • Gudy
      October 19, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      Have a great weekend you too, Geraldine. Thank you for the comment!xx

  • October 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Such wonderful imagery for the topic slow. I can resonate with both views. xD

    • Gudy
      October 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm

      Happy to you like them both, Doris. We found a similar angle without knowing…x

  • October 20, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I definitely love the theme you picked this month and the way you both put it into images. And I love the idea of you picking a idea without even knowing how you are going to work on it. I look forward for next month’s theme :-) xx

    • Gudy
      October 24, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Thank you, Ilaria. Yes, that’s probably one of the things I like most about Earthly Delights: the day before we publish, we send each other our pictures and texts. It’s always a happy moment! xx

  • October 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    This is FAB.U.LOUS girls! Wonderful interpretations and your visual look is breathtaking. Love you Earthly edition, love each one, but this really give me the same feel as when reading Kinfolk! Thank you both for your inspiration ladies!

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