Thursday, February 8, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
we dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friends. so we buy ice cream... ralph waldo emerson ....
I ADORE this quote ... and feel like i need a big ice cream painting in my kitchen with this quote. i'll get right on it. (that's sarcasm... i procrastinate and forget ..... but i might at least put this on my list of things to do)
Monday, February 5, 2018
as a child i used to practice drawing horses ... a normal girl drawing rite of passage ... but then i switched to hippos .... i drew lots and lots of hippos .... i sorta still know how .... didn't get the eyes quite right .... or they are bulging eyes because of the weight of the giant birds.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
when your black out poetry is partly purple.....
i have a long term sub (12 week maternity leave) job .... high school art ... i love it ... awesome classes, awesome students, spectacular class room! .... and when the kids are doing altered books, i sometimes have the time to do it too ....
Sunday, January 21, 2018
i've been working on something new to me at pottery .... i bought underglaze pencils ...
i like them conceptually ... but still need to work on my finished products ... the coloring isn't quite what i want. though, for first tries, i think all four of these are bright an happy and fun. especially that cute bicycle.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
all together so far this Christmas season, i've made about fifty ornies ... for parties and friends and all sorts of reasons ...
some of them i did lots of the same .... and some are SUPER one of a kind.
i love the "making stuff" part of christmas .... and the giving stuff part too.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
so i'm experimenting with less texture and more graphic design with underglazes .... these first four plates were done using my everyday lunch size plates as a mold .... mr.e.beck.artist asked how i got them so perfect when he saw them .... i wondered why they were so imperfect .... nice to be able to hear someone else's perspective!! love him.
these plates are about 8 inches, i think .... white clay, underglaze and clear glaze .... food safe.
this is a pretty big plate ... maybe 12 inches across .... working on my technique with designer liners ... i had trouble with them not flattening out when they were fired so i got some potty texture i didn't want and had to grind down some of those dots and reglaze the clear ....