(Un)Apology

Well, I haven’t been here in a while.  Hello again. A few big things have happened. (Or maybe only one; I’ve lost track.)  About the time I last wrote here, we were beginning the tenderest journey.We welcomed our son in early March of this year, and it’s been a blur.  Things are pretty crazy and […]

Spring and All

Life right now is full of green things, rain and thunder, cool breezes and open windows, sun sometimes, lots of obligations, and equal amounts of joy and stress in doing all the things I do. Between working with clay and planting things whenever I can, my fingernails are never clean.  I like it that way. […]

Lately

I love fall. Cooler weather, shorter days, apple- and pear-picking, the wearing of scarves and boots, the excuse to make more warming foods and drinks. . . . Life is good. Lately, I’ve been taking things slowly.  Fall must be savored and homemaking must be done, and working hard this summer just tired me out. […]

Coming Soon . . .

Well, I officially have two days to tie up all the loose ends, finish planning my booth display, and price and pack up my pottery for the Schlafly Art Outside Alternative Art Fair!  Then it’s a crazy weekend of camping out in the rain (weather.com currently says scattered thunderstorms all three days of the festival […]

Life!

I wake up this morning with my mind alive and worried about everything–tasks that I forgot to write down last night, loose-end issues I can’t deal with until the work week, the important small-business nuts and bolts I’ve been trying to take care of, the ever-present question of how I turn my pottery into a […]

Good Things.

Things that are making me happy lately: I’m feeling very blessed and thankful, especially that I have been accepted for inclusion in the Schlafly Art Outside Alternative Art Fair, happening in less than three weeks!  I have so much to do, but I’m starting to get very excited to launch my art fair career.  Putting […]

New Patterns from Old Lace

Saturday was antiquing day. I spent a couple of hours combing the aisles of two antique malls, searching for some new designs to incorporate into my slab pottery.  And boy, did I have to dig for these doilies. I ended up with 6 reasonably-priced vintage doilies, in patterns which I thought would translate well to […]

Honey Dippers

I received the most wonderful surprise package in the mail yesterday: Three gorgeous, handmade honey-dippers from my very own (husband’s) grandpa!  They have beautifully tapered handles (not just stick handles like the ones you can typically buy), and they are so precise and amazingly smooth.  I don’t know what kind of wood they are made […]