Friday, November 16, 2018

The Mistletoe Market

Last weekend I took part in my first Artist Market.
I can't lie...I was a bit nervous prepping all my wares for the Sale and coming
up with how I wanted to display everything.

I am really pleased at how everything came out and
how it all looked displayed.  I received many compliments on how my booth looked.
Which made me really happy.

 I sold many things. I did much better
at this sale than I anticipated.

A few items sold before the event even opened.
My Bee and Butterfly Waterers
did well and sold fast. I will make more of those.
My ornaments and jewelry did well too.

I have a few items left that I will preview
here and on My FB Page
if you are interested
in buying anything email me!

I didn't know what to expect and was happy
to meet many nice people.  I really 
appreciated their kind compliments and 
appreciation of my creations!

I am really thankful for my husband's
help!  He helped me so much! Lugging and
moving all my stuff and just supporting me
in my venture.  I also appreciated all my friends
& family too who stopped by and supported
me.  Sometimes it can be uncomfortable to try
new things but with good people around you
it makes it so much easier and enjoyable.
Thanks Everyone!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Working on a Dream...

I have been working really hard lately
to create new things for my
art business.  Anyone who knows
me, knows I have been doing Art my whole life.

I would have loved to be able to do it
as my full time job but reality is that
I want a retirement pension
and health insurance too.

My art career has always been my
side thing.  I am seeing retirement
getting closer in my future. 
I figure there is no time
like the present to
expand on creating & sharing
my Art Inspirations.

 So I am trying different things to see what works...
 I am very grateful for my friends that
that share my posts
to help my art dream get visibility!
 There are so many talented people
out there creating art.

 I make things because I like to.
It brings me happiness and I enjoy
learning new things

 Plus if I can make someone happy
with something I made
that is a great thing.

 I think it is special to have something
that someone made. Something that there is
only one of in the whole world!

 That is the whole goal of life anyway right?
Figure out what makes you
happy and then do it...

That is my plan!

Monday, October 15, 2018

A Few Renovations

I have been working on renovating a
few things I want to use to display
some of my pottery at this artist market 
I am doing next month.  Above is one of  2 urns
that someone tossed out. I just happened to
be driving to work and stopped and
loaded these two into the back of my truck.
Cha Ching!
I'm thrilled though, because
I have wanted
urns like this for a while.
New they are pricey.
So FREE is awesome! 

The paint was peeling on the metal,
so I took a wire brush to them.

Then I spray painted several coats of rust-oleum
on them to protect the metal.

After that I brushed on several layers of colors
of acrylic paint.
I was going for the look of an
aged cement planter.
Then I sprayed clear protector over them,

and Wala!  I think they look like that now.

These are the inspiration for my next renovation.

I forgot to take a before...
but this was a garage sale find.  
Someone had slapped flat white paint 
on it very messily.  I was not pretty.
So this is my repaint job.
It will sit on top of a table to display
some of my smaller bowls.

I did have some bad luck in one kiln firing.
This lovely bowl is no more!
I have a full kiln that I will open tonight.
Fingers crossed that there will be better
results than above.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

New things...

Since I took a vacation break I'm just now getting
 around to posting a few new things I made..
This one says "Appreciate the little things"
along the rim.
A few new Bunny Ornaments
They were all drawn in clay and
then cut out by hand with a blade.
A few Jewelry Items...
Bracelets are a favorite of mine.
I have a bunch of ideas after making
these first ones.
Thanks for taking a peek
at some of my new items.
These are inventory
for a Art Market
I am doing in Nov.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Working Hard.....

I have been working hard.
I haven't had much luck with my Poppy bowls.
This is my 3rd bowl all my others
cracked.  I don't know why...exactly
Too many things can cause it.
I plan to take part in this artist market in Nov.
Above is a very detailed bird bath
 I just completed.  I am just praying
that it doesn't crack.
You never know until you try,
so I will see what happens. 
This is a large Santa plaque that
will be mounted on a wood tray.
Coneflower bowl
Santa walking through the snow.
This is a winter Blue Jay
A male and Female Cardinal
Of course I had to make a winter rabbit!