Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Finishing up some paintings, and new earrings.

 A wintery weekend, and some creative time in my studio. What a way to end February.

 Here's some pictures….

Some earrings I made, with my new beads.
The armadillos, and many other earrings are available 

These little paintings just needed some final touches,
so I finished them up, and clear-coated them.

The same little paintings- back sides.

This painting just needed a couple of clear coats,
I call it "Crow's picnic" and have listed it for sale in

This painting is called "Eagle View".
 I'm sure you can see why.

Goodbye February, it's been fun.... Hello March - let's see if it's a lion or lamb.

Comments are welcome... surely you'd like to say something.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Things I'm working on...Ok, who changed the format?

Has Blogger changed the format? Or did I mess up my settings last time I was here?

I was just going to post some photos of pieces I'm working on... and everything here has changed.
Note: The blog looks the same to view, but the screens for updating and creating the actual blog has changed.

 I've been in my studio for about 10 hours, making a couple of pieces with my new Plainsman clay.
Finally have some photos to add. It's midnight, my eyes feel as gritty as my hands, and I'm too tired to be amused by the totally different look, but will just muddle my way through and hope for the best.
I'm listening to Susan Jacks... in case you're interested.

(I started these birds last weekend)

Made a small bear head, wallhanging...

I love the way his mouth turned out 

When hanging on the wall, this is how he'll look.

And I made a dog vase...

front view

side view
(Update- March 27/12-He's ready for a first firing and 
I've decided on a glaze ... it's called "Dalmation" how fitting.)

Update- May 15/12- see him finished and fired.

 That's how my day off was... fun :)

I'm off again tomorrow too, just not sure what to make next... 

(Update: I like this new format- especially for adding photos, now that I've tried it a couple of times :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What to do this Valentine's Day?

Valentine's is only 10 days away, and I'm trying to think of something special to do with my Sweetheart. It's the 30th Valentine's day, we'll be celebrating together.

Many Valentine's days have passed, with nothing special to mark the day, but there have been some very special ones, and I'd like this to be one of them.

A nice dinner out is always a treat- for both of us… no cooking, no dishes. It's definately on my list :) He's not a movie fan, so that's out. Our taste in music is so different, so forget that.

If the weather's nice and his back's ok, a long walk on a snowy beach (thinking Kokanee Creek Park) would be pleasant enough.

After all the year's we've been together, it's hard to find something new to do.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.


Blatant Etsy shop plug: Click to see some heart items in my shop.