In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of collaboration when building a virtual support network or “squad”. Today, I am pleased to announce I have completed my first collaboration with fluid artist Olga Soby. Check out my article as guest blogger on her site Smart Art Materials here: https://smartartmaterials.com/acrylic-pouring-step-by-step-guide-how-to-get-started/. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Figuring out the Elements of Success, and the Importance of Having a Virtual Squad Now that we are a bit over a month into 2020, how are you doing with your resolutions? Are things rolling along as planned, or are you feeling stuck already? Recently, I saw this commercial on television: It got me thinking […]
Times, They are a Changing!
Happy New Year! As we meander through the month of January, it’s been prime time for some annual reflection and recalibration. Balance and progress. That’s what this post is about today. It’s a long one, but hopefully, you can all sort of relate. I’ve been making decisions about what I’d like to accomplish both creatively […]
Beware the Stories You Tell
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess… Yes, that is one kind of story. But that is not what I mean by the title of this post. Stories are everywhere. On television and movie screens, in books and magazines, and told by parents and grandparents to children all over the world. They flow […]
Here We Go Again
So, it’s been AGES since I have been able to throw pots. It makes me sad, but I know it is not forever. It can’t be, because I love it too much. I still dream of clay often, and wake up smiling when I do. Although the elbow is fine now, we just don’t have […]
Long Time Gone
Happy Fall! It has been a loooonnnnnggggg time since I have posted. I hope you missed me – at least a little! 😉 Quite a bit has happened since my last post, back in early December. Some good, some bad, some just dang annoying. I am trying to learn to let go and roll with […]
Optimism and Baby Steps
Sometimes it’s the small steps getting done that can make you feel really accomplished. It feels wonderful when I bring my pots to the studio for bisque firing. Dropping off pots is a small step in toward the end product, however: 1) I got all my greenware across town without breakage! 2) My shelves got […]
In honor of Thanksgiving, I have decided to post a few of my favorite dessert recipes. I don’t enjoy the baking process as much as I enjoy the results, so I am all about making it as easy as possible. For instance, when making pies, I usually use refrigerated dough or cookie crusts. (However, if […]
Inching Closer to the Goal
Happy November, Everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I have posted, and it’s well past the projected deadline for getting my pieces done, but that’s okay. I can honestly say that although there have been delays, they have been mostly positive. The rain and associated humidity eventually cleared up here in North Carolina, so […]
Some Practice Photos
I was taking some pottery photos the other day for practice. Since photography is not a talent of mine, much practice is needed! 🙂 But the photos are slowly improving, so I am happy. Happy October 1st everyone! Make it a fantastic day!