Thursday, May 26, 2011
2 purple Fender guitar picks
the upper body of a random action hero
an American flag pin, slightly rusted
a green plastic monster
3 rocks, one with a Sharpie-drawn face
an Christmas elf cupcake pick, still slightly sticky
skate stickers, 1 Thrasher, 1 Element
lime green floaty keychain, sans keys
red and black pipecleaners
rubber bands, 1 green, 1 blue, 2 brown
a small spring
1 yellow Lite Brite peg
pencil leads that don't fit any pencil in the house
dice, 1 red, 1 clear hexagonal
golf tees, one natural, 1 yellow
an electric outlet protector
half a blue eraser
1 yellow crayon
1 magnetic dart
1 metal jack
a tooth?? what the...??
2 Peppermint Patty wrappers
lots of safety pins, buttons, paperclips and change
a blue snowflake stencil
1 orange Nerf dart
2 red plastic Silly Putty cases with putty
1 mangled yellow Starburst
I love them.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
This week I am paying close attention, as I am at a happy "inventory crossroads". I sold most of my inventory at my first retail sale (thank you everyone!), and now I have a clean slate. (There's something so freeing about those empty shelves!)
I thought I'd dive right in, but aside from filling some existing orders, I found myself needing a little thoughtful dot-connecting. So I scrolled through my camera's memory from the last couple of weeks and noticed a definite theme: BLUE. I am an admitted color junkie, so picking a favorite hue is like picking a favorite child, but blue always seems to find its way to the head of the table.
Not namby-pamby blue. No, no, Nanette. Bring me Cobalt! Electric blue! Saratoga blue!
Lately, it's been a subtle blues all the way, like this high-fire sheer opal, which I love...
but looking at my snaps from a recent trip to Santa Cruz, California - (Why oh WHY is the light so different and amazing there? Those hard ceramic blue skies...sigh...) I think some low-fire saturation is in order. Just look:
|Royal Teeth-ache-y Blue|
My new framed artwork is ripping a page from this book. I love using these shiny, candy shell Envision glazes: turquoise, teal, royal, and sky.
Weekends are dangerous when all your boys are safely occupied at a skate demo. Plenty of time to surf that delicious Big Ceramic Shop website: www.bigceramicstore.com and order Galaxy, Peacock and Larkspur!