Friday, July 31, 2009

in the pink

new picture of my studio... rearranged slightly with a new curtain. I don't know why I have the urge to rearrange every couple of months, but I do. must be feeling 'pinky' lately. Hard to tell, but the walls are a light lavender. It's so cool that I can have all this pink and purple in my living room and my man is totally ok with it. I love it when the people you love give you the freedom to be who you want to be, unapologetically.
sewing away, working on orders, kind of wishing I had more time to get to the new ideas in my sketchbook... such is life!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

making something from nothing

Just a quick note to let you all know I'm still alive (I know you were worried :)
busy, busy, busy, teaching art camp.
Today we are making these:

tutorial here at a little hut's lovely blog.
I also might try this modge podge bowl version with the kids.
It's not possible to use earthenware clay with them all week, because there will be no time to fire all of it, so I thought why not make pottery from recycled magazines? my friends often say I have the uncanny ability to make something out of nothing, which definitely helps with the camp budget I'm sure!
Even though I have about 400 magazines in my current collection, I had a hard time deciding which ones I could part with. I love them so much! I know as we are working on the bowls today I'll probably find several pages that I desperately need to save because I can't bear to part with the information.