Wednesday, November 7, 2007

nostalgia ...... heart string scrabble .... SOLD

i've had an artistically significant couple of weeks here ..... i've been doing shows, working out the whole how to sell prints thing ..... and i've had a proliferation of sales .... and ... it feels GREAT ....

i got a phone call today .... from a man who had been at one of the shows with his wife ....kept my card .... because he knew he wanted to buy this piece for her .... and now he has ..... he's not going to pick it up for a couple weeks, cause it is THREE large feet square ...not easy to hide .... so i can enjoy it for a bit longer...then off it goes to its new home .... hurrah ..... LOVE THAT .....


i spent the morning at pottery .....
i bought a bag of dark chocolate clay to take to so's classroom this week ... we are going to make a nativity for the school auction .....
i bought a ba of grey speck clay also .... that's my FAVORITE, favorite, favorite clay body ... grey speck ... write it down, take notes... one day i'll have a quiz.... what's my favorite clay? grey speck.... that's right....glad you know it!!!
i not only bought a bag of gray speck ... but i used the ENTIRE bag in one day ... that is extraordinary! i have had entire courses where i didn't use a whole bag of clay, and here i went gangbusters and did a whole bag in one three hour class time ....
last week, i bought a cool roller with carvings in it ... today, i used that roller for seven pieces ... all with the same pattern rolled in .... i think i actually did one BIG platter, two big platters, two small platters and one mediumish bowl..... not bad, huh?
the tricky part is that i don't love glazing .... so hopefully a couple of these will still turn out well after the glazing process ..... i think the whole glazing thing is a bit to particular for me ..... to do it well you need to be kind of particular an careful .... do you know (after nearly 200 blog posts) that i'm not particularly particular .... or careful? .... that i'm kind of a loosey goosey seat of my pants kind of artist?
that's why i am not a full time ceramicist ...... cause i don' t ADORE every bit of the process .... i really just LOVE the messy wet clay part .... but mixed media? collage? i adore all the steps ... in fact .... i think i add steps in just to have more steps ... my background process is LONG just cause i love it SO much!!
anyway .. i'm feeling very enthusiastic and validated artistically right now ... LOVE that ....
andy just got home and i told him i'd sold a painting today ..... he said: are you on a roll ...... yes, i am !!! yippee .... how groovy is that?

i have a funny story .... and i should save it for a day that i don't have anything to blog about ....
but no, i might forget to tell you ....
i read sophie a book about how to be an author, illustrator, editor, book sales rep ...... we were all talking about it at dinner .... i've always wanted to write a book .... so we ended up talking about things i've done, job wise ... things i want to do ... things i'm good at ..... things i'm not so good at .... i was a teacher before i stayed home with twin babies ..... and i was a good teacher ... i was fun but effective ..... i was really fun ... so i was telling my kids some of the stories from my good old days ... and drew said he really wishes i'd teach at his school ... i explained that i really didn't want to teach right now ...that i'm trying to make a go at being an artist .....
oh, you love books, you could be the librarian .....
me: a librarian ???.... i don't think i'd be a great librarian, do you really think i would? (in my mind i was thinking about how organized a librarian has to be...not me!!!!)
drew: NO WAY mom could be a librarian
me: why?
drew: you are WAY too loud ....librarians have to know how to be quiet .....

so.... loud and happy and artsy ... things could be worse .....

1 comment:

*Heidi* said...

grey speck grey speck grey speck grey speck grey speck grey speck JUST TRYING TO REMEMBER, IN CASE OF QUIZ..

Way cool on selling the painting...it's cool on, with my heart hanging out there all open and exposed but supported with uplifting words...yep a cool one...

too funny...you being too loud to be a librarian...too funny!