Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bay House Artisans in Alexandria Bay, NY

You'll be able to purchase my work or at least see it at Bay House Artisans on James Street in my hometown Alexandria Bay, NY. I am currently making a few pieces with a North Country vibe. Don't worry, they'll still have my same weird feel they'll just have more Boldt Castle and river things involved. So if you're in Northern New York this summer stop by Bay House and visit my kids and look for me trotting around with a big goofy grin. (what else is new)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Rainy Day Project

I got a GREAT dumpster dive. A neighbor was throwing away these shutters so I cleaned them up and put them behind our bed. My night stands were deep chocolate brown and they clashed with the lighter decor. So I spray painted them white, and then poured burnt umber and silver acrylic onto a paper plate, took a chip brush and a soppy wet kitchen sponge dipped it into the paint and began "washing" the color onto the surface of the stands. I like them much better.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Can You Help A Small Business and Dear Friend?

If you enjoy browsing my Etsy shop or blog you can partly thank Betty Wilson owner of The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach. Betty has been doing loads of firings for me. I also buy my clay, glazes and everything else ceramic from her. If you need something and can't find it; ask Betty.

Dirty rotten robbers broke into her gallery and stole everything from her computer to cash register. They broke windows and really trashed the place in their hunt for anything of value.

If you would like to help a small business owner get back on her feet please visit Go Fund Me to donate even a small amount. I love you Betty.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Freestanding Figurative Sculptures

You've been asking, and I've been listening. Free standing figures that also hang on the wall. These figures are about 10 inches high. The bases are not the final ones, but I was dying to photograph the figures so I used what I had handy. A trip to the Home Depot and the chop saw are on the books for tomorrow.

Monday, May 13, 2013

New Studio Piece: Hamilton Type Cabinet

It's a good thing yesterday was Mother's Day because I have a new baby in the studio: A Hamilton Type cabinet. We drove to Orlando to get her and for the past week I have been filling it with all of the type I've had stashed in cigar boxes. I love it in the studio, it's inspiring me to organize.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Another Furry Guest watching me work

Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched? We were working outside yesterday and I looked over to my neighbor's house. I saw this little face poking out of their attic vent, then a paw, then a very hot and sleepy looking raccoon pops out.

I'd say he was roasting up there in the Florida heat and came out for a bit of fresh air.

 I'll take squirrels on my fence over this guy in my attic any day!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Peanut Pal

I know they've got a bad reputation as bullies, but I enjoy supplying peanuts to this little gray squirrel just outside my studio window.

 and off she goes. The best part is when she stares in the window at me wanting more.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Summer Art Doll Quarterly Tutorial

My latest tutorial is available in Art Doll Quarterly magazine. It's in Barnes and Noble and on the Stampington website. Check it out.