Monday, December 27, 2010

Lots of eggs in the basket

What a season! I thought that after my show ended things would settle down a bit, but that was just a silly notion. I have been a busy busy lady since Crafty Wonderland ended. At least some of it has been fun times spent with family and friends I rarely see, so that’s been a treat.

On the right are pots waiting patiently to be glazed.

I want dearly to glaze the last of my work and perhaps have a studio sale or finally reopen my etsy store before the end of January but I have to finish all the things I put on hold for months and months......and months! Once all that is done I can start the New Year with a fresh start.

So about the show! I have to say the Crafty Wonderland show was a big success! I met so many amazing people and had the best time chatting and exchanging stories. I was also a little loopy from the mussel relaxers for my back so that might have had a little bit to do with it.

Not a very good picture but one of my "finished" little paintings.

My flickr has been updated with more images so make sure to take a look. A lot of cups (because I love cups) and a few other things.
My goal is to finish some paintings and drawings this winter, as I want to make one of my dreams of having a coffee shop show come to fruition. I know it’s kinda silly but I really want someone to drink some coffee and relax with my work.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Del Kathryn Barton

This morning while I waited for the Verizon store to open I hung out in the Barnes&Noble perusing the art magazine isle. This is the place where I get much of my inspiration from and today was no different.

It seemed to be a gold mine of discoveries and I had to write down all the names of these amazing new makers.

Which means I now have a long list of artists whom I need to post and rave about.

Anyways this is Del Kathryn Barton's work, and as you can see she is an amazing painter. Her paintings make me think that I should be drawing more figures. I could go on about why I just can't get enough of this magnificent woman's work but I HAVE TO GO TO BED. So google her, buy her work, pass on the news about how much this lady rocks.

I really have to find out if she sells prints.

More of her work can be seen at the Karen Woodbury Gallery web site which is where I found these images.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Crafty Wonderland!

What a roller coaster I have been on these past weeks. I am really looking forward to this show even though I have more prep work than time, but somehow I always make it happen. There will be a lot of cups, mugs, and batter bowls along with some items I don't normally make for sale. I hope to see you at the show.

Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wow..... I'm busy but still posting

I hope you all can make it to Crafty Wonderland! I will post more about that soon and after my UMN application is in but wanted to share this new platter I made. I have some new glazes that are juicy and sweet like melted Jolly Ranchers. I am sooooo looking forward to having some time off after this but knowing me will find someway to fill up my time with another project or making better work for my portfolio. More likely I will be revamping the portfolio.

Feel free to check out my Flickr page for more images.

Have a fun and festive week everyone.