Wednesday, May 20, 2009

two days, two posts .... and this one even has an artistic element to it ....

i have photos that should actually be a series of long bloggage bits for you ... but instead ...you're getting the hodge podge version ...... of the last couple days worth of pics ....

 this is a book i'm reading ... but most notable is the book mark that sweet darla made and gave me ..... shout out to artsy darla ... she rocks .... it's cute doodads on an elastic ... so, like, the book has on a bracelet to save my spot .. very cool....
my birthday was last week ... and i asked for NO gifts ... specifically said, nope, don't get me anything ... i don't want to have to pack it and move it .... but .... sometimes it's great when people don't listen .... my family gave me the pack of perfect pens ... this is actually third set of them .... first i had a ten pack that i ADORED .... used them right up ... then i got a 36er like this one ... and i adored them right into old and tatty and not so juicy anymore .... so here is my new set ... juicy and perfect ..... do you have a favorite pen set?

... and today i went to pottery .... and picked this up ... gray speck clay, transparent green glaze, on a slab rolled bowl with a groovy texture rolled onto it .... it turned out pretty fab ... most of my pottery is .. um... quirky ... um ... charmingly imperfect .... this one is a little more perfect than usual (though certainly not completely so ) .... a little more perfectly pretty is always a happy surprise ....

and more pottery .... turquoise on white clay .... i carved that tree in .... someone asked if they could borrow my tree stamp ...nope, no stamp ..... it's a great color ... but a little tippy .... not quite flat bottomed ... but who wants a flat bottom anyway?

here they are with some size perspective for you ....

and seeing this made me think ... OH! that's the color of my family room ... and of course, i thought you'd want to see ....

and here is little.e.beck.artist today ....

she had her end of season soccer party ..... one girl got best offensive player and was given a shark tooth necklace ... she's a shark ... one girl was given a tiara... queeen defender .... my little girl? she was given a party hat ... because she's a party ... she got this prize for showing unbridled joy on and off the field .... love that .... there should be more unbridled joy out there, huh? 

joy to you and yours .... go find a party hat if you need some joy encouragement ....

7 comments:

cath c said...

i just want you to know that i stopped after the pens photo, because I AM IN LOVE WITH PENTEL'S 36 PACK! i have been since my vis art days of early to mid 80's. i miss them and now realize i must have them again and hide them from my 2 artsy comic boys to make my life complete.

well, and finish the last 2 razzafrackin scenes. at least it's a new last 2. then my life will be complete.

cath c said...

ok, now i read the rest. love turquoise tree pottery thingie. love pretty girl in a party hat. on my childhood swim and softball teams, i always got best sportsmanship award...i had a habit of making positive noises when someone on the other team did well, too.

artmom said...

always love your pottery and these are great....party hat girl is so adorable...bet she wants to share the pens....me too.

3rdEyeMuse said...

mhmm ... good pens from an even better/smarter family. :) big smiles & a happy belated!

both pottery pieces are fantastically fabulous!! love their shapes, colors, designs ... everything about them makes me happy.

... have to admit the party hat sounds like the BEST award. :)

see you there! said...

Sounds like your daughter is naturally Joyful, just like her Mom.

Love the pottery, can't wait to see the rooms you are painting.

Glad the bookmark arrived, I'm always leary of the mail for some reason.

Darla

Anonymous said...

love the pottery
something about the tree tile makes me think asian art.

can not wait to see the pictures of the finished house!
jeannie

Lynn Fisher said...

I'm glad they didn't listen to you. A girl needs her pens!