do you think that i will ever get into this regularly? because i would very much like to.
not to mention.... i was going to do a give-away when i hit 50 followers, and now i am at 63. which is great! except i haven't done my give-away yet! grr... so today i will gather a couple of goodies together and draw a name and we'll see who we get! it will be good to cross that off the list!!
it was a crazy insane summer leading into a doubly insane fall. the tea house is a busy place that consumes much energy and resources... and that is wonderful. it also makes it a lot harder to be in the studio for any regular hours, and so my ability to work on artful things is pretty cramped and hindered by other responsibilities. i don't say this to complain, but only to help me keep things in perspective. like this blog :o) i want to write regularly and i see it as something that will evolve.... but i need to be understanding enough with myself to see that there really hasn't been an opportunity for it to become a part of my routine yet.
Anywhoo... i babble.
when i have been in the studio, it has been great.... and as always i have so much fun working with the materials- whether it is clay, or paint or wood.... i was spending a lot more time painting through the spring and into the summer than i had in years, and that was feeling really good. I am working with a friend on a book of prayers for children, featuring my artwork, and it has come along really nicely. hopefully we will get it fine tuned and off to a publisher soon. We have a thumbs-up for the most part and now are just waiting to get it completely polished. That will be fun to share with you when it is available.
Other than that, i spend time with my true love--- CLAY! making lots of dishes and serving pieces as well as jewelry and buttons galore. i have so many pieces to photograph and list on etsy and have been so busy running in different directions that i haven't had a chance to photograph and list them. I just keep renewing items that are already there so i stay visible in the category... but i need to get listing some new items because i have so many fresh pieces just waiting in the wings!
Okay, well, i must get back to my house-cleaning - which is the task of the day (and much neglected of late. the dust bunnies have morphed into something more closely resembling cattle, and i fear that my small children may be trampled if i don't take care of them).... but i will leave you with a couple of photos of this and that...
hope you are all having a happy, cozy sunday. i and i WILL be back again soon. i promise.
this is a painting/ clock that i did for a fundraiser held last moth for G-CAPP and an even that was held at Ikea here in Atlanta.
chARiTyelise.etsy.com and a few of them are already gone... but there are some still for the taking. They make such great stocking stuffers and teacher gifts, that i really need to get making more so that i can have a bountiful selection for the rest of my holiday shows.
okay-- that's all for now. have a great day!