Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ceramic Sushi Dishes

I always tell my preschool students to give themselves a pat on the back when they do a good job...well, tonight I'm giving myself a pat on the back! I've been feeling a "push" for quite a while to start marketing my art, but the push has been in super slow motion.

Tonight, I decided to just start moving and take some photos for my Etsy shop. I absolutely LOVE how this photo turned out! It looks so inviting, I just might buy these dishes for myself (LOL!!) And the best part is...I'm inspired to make some more of these sweet dishes!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Evolution of the, um, Horse....

Hey Gumby!
Quit waving to everyone, and take a look at this! It kind of looks like a horse, but something's not quite right...I think I need some help over here! Can someone tell me what's going on??

Obviously, Pokey, you haven't been here very long...this is one of those common primitive horses - it just hasn't evolved yet. Stuff like this happens all the time around here. But this one is made of something different from me....hmmmm...

Hey! I think it's related to me! I'm one of those rare "earless ponies" that people hardly ever see anymore. I'm sure glad that I can read, otherwise I'd be totally missing this conversation!!

I don't know, VanGough....I think that this fellow is going to be able to hear eventually. Those two things by his feet look like they might be ears. Besides, there's been a rumor going around that you might be the last of the earless ponies...and good thing I can type, cause I just realized I don't have a mouth!

Your speculation is over friends! I can tell you exactly what's going on here! Our Mom has been busy creating ceramic ponies that will be appearing at her Etsy shop in June! She's not too thrilled with her shop right now, otherwise she'd put in one of those handy hyperlinks for you to click on :)
(trust me, wait till June!)

Some of you loyal followers know that we have a real live horse to care for (along with a 17 year old daughter who is planning for a career in the equestrian field). Mom is hoping that the ceramic ponies will help support the dreams of that talented young girl. Right now, the goal is to own a 2nd pair of riding pants!

Don't forget about me up here, little sister...There's another daughter in the family who is planning to travel to India next January for 3 weeks on a college trip. I think I heard Mom say that she'd help out with that if she could!

Yep...without a doubt, our Mom definitely loves those girls, and she loves watching them grow up to follow their dreams! Ah...the things we do for love :)

Till Next Time...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Ponies are Coming!

A sweet little polymer clay pony emerged from my imagination recently. He decided to take a stroll outside on this beautiful day, when suddenly, an enormous cat got in his way. Maybe the little pony has a message....

"Bonjour Monsieur Chat! Maybe you're not scared of me...but be warned...I am not alone! Just wait...now that summer vacation is almost here, I am certain that I will soon be joined by many more of my kind. So run now, while you have the chance!!"

Monday, May 11, 2009

I am the luckiest mom ever....

This just arrived in the mail from my 20 year old who will be home from college later this week. I'm feeling pretty blessed right about now! And for those moms out there who didn't get a letter like this, the words are meant for you, too. I know that all moms have challenges of some sort or another, and maybe today you needed to know what a difference you make in somebody's world. Happy Mother's Day :)

Must get some Kleenex now...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Things to Do Today...

Because honestly...who else can we be?

Thank You Carol!

Earlier this week, I received a wonderful surprise in the mail from Carol! Back in April, she decided to do a "29 Gifts Project" where she would mail out 29 of her hand made creations to 29 lucky people who wanted to participate. Carol is an amazingly talented artist in countless different ways, and I am so glad that I first "met" her at Coach Creative Space.

Thank you, Carol, for brightening up my week with this beautiful gift! I still haven't decided what I will be keeping in it (so many possibilities)...but I'm sure it will be with me for many, many days to come!!

Blessings to you, Carol, and to everyone reading this who has ever shared their hand made creations!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

starting small is ok

This is a 4x4 affirmation card I made for the Mermaid Warriors course I've been taking (offered by McCabe, the Dancing Mermaid). It is a perfect affirmation to be my first, because I'm often reminding myself that most things start out small, and after time, they grow into their full potential.

The images I chose all reflect the potential within something small. Whenever I pick up an acorn, I'm reminded of the tree that's waiting within. I think we have just as much potential within us, maybe more, if we allow those early beginnings to see daylight.

So tonight, I share just one affirmation card (because that's all I made tonight). But one is a very good place to start :)