There are plenty of pots on the shelves right now so I think I'll switch to drawing today. I do need to make 8 more mugs so that will happen first. Moving right along...
Thanks for visiting!!
It was great to meet some new folks and also see my friends who stopped by.
Maddi's debuted two pieces that I made especially for the gallery. These were a bottle/vase and a tile with a crown and the word Charlotte on them. For those of you who may not know, Charlotte is know as the 'Queen City'. These two pieces make nice keepsakes for visitors and for residents.
My showroom is looking pretty bare and I have several more shows coming up. Looks like I'll be busy making pots next week.
Thanks for checking in. I know we all have little time to spare but it's nice to be connected here on the blogs and I plan to keep on posting and to keep reading as many others blogs as I can.
*Did you follow those hyperlinks? Hum, that can get us in trouble too can't it?! Well if you did I hope you didn't get sucked in and made it back here quickly.
And now you're off to whatever is next!
In the last month or longer I have seriously noticed my addiction to being 'Connected'. I check my email several times a day, and my blog comments, and my facebook, and my Etsy, and I also have the weakness of getting sucked into surfing for god knows what on the internet. It's not good. It's eating away my time, my creative time, my time for tea and drawing and reading and napping. I need to Disconnect. I need some structure to my time on the internet.
I have a plan. I'll share more about that later. For now lets just say that I'm happy that I've decided to work on this. I'm not saying I'm going to do less work or use the internet less to market my art or to communicate with others. I'm just going to do it in a healthy way, that doesn't eat so much of my time up, and make me crazy.
I'm getting some help from some of the materials and posts on this site.
The Gallery Crawl uptown went well last night. I was in charge of the food at the Arts Council and with the help of my fellow board members Fredia and Donna we put out quite a spread.
My work at Two Doors Down looked fab and I sold a couple pieces from there.
Thanks for checking in everyone. Have a good Friday!!
That book there by Gregg Levoy is very good. The title is Callings. I'm only 50 pages in but I'm really enjoying it. It's about learning to hear/recognize and follow (or not) callings in our lives. With the hope that this will lead up to living a more authentic life.
They are currently under plastic to allow everything to even out before I cut the lids and attach the feet. That's probably not going to happen until tomorrow as I have a full day of getting ready for the gallery crawl in town tonight. I'm in charge of the reception at the Arts Council and I have pots on display at a local shop. Looks like I'll be in the kitchen most of the after noon.
One thing I learned while making this, be careful when working on paper cuts because if you poke your finger with the scalpel and then bleed all over your paper it pretty much ruins it and you have to start again!
When I was in Seagrove for the Osmosis show I stayed with Anne and Adam. Adam got up one morning and made biscuits. I secretly watched him from the dining room and made a note that I'd try it when I got a chance. I liked that Adam cut his biscuits into squares so I went that route this morning.
I also made sausage gravy to go on the biscuits. I didn't take a pic, sausage gravy isn't very photogenic.
Another first is this Butterfly dish. I've put a Butterfly on a tray along with a Bird and Flowers but this is the first pot with a solo Butterfly.
It went up in my Online Shop this morning.
Unloading the kiln later. Stay tuned for more images.