March 5, 2015

But a Bird On Your Cat! Book Reviews.

While it would be nice to think that I could pull up a soft over stuffed chair, pour myself a latte and dive into the complimentary copies of "Cats In Hats" and "Pretty Birds", both adorably sweet and creative titles, my reality looks more like an episode of I Love Lucy, on crack. I won't bore you with the details of influenza or fender benders but I truly had it in my heart to make at least one project from each book. The first thing I wanted to do is make cat toys with the cute little birds in "Pretty Birds". While I LOVE the idea of making the hats in "Cats In Hats" putting those hats on Pyewacket, Oni or Sweetie Pie would for sure put my life in danger. I need my skin. I did sit down and look through each book and love how sweet and beautiful they were. I loved that each project in Pretty Birds had a use for each project. It would be enough for these cute birds to just to get made let alone become ear muff birds. Although I've never crocheted or knitted, I could tell by the instructions in "Cats In Hats" that I could most likely complete a project which is no small feat. If you want to follow along, here are some other blogs participating as well as a way to enter the publishers raffle!




3/10 Sweet KM
3/12 Buzzmills



February 20, 2015

Tribal and Birds and Stripes! OH MY! New Designs!

Can I confess something? I am not always fond of glazing. Of course I love opening the kiln to find what the kiln gods have permitted, but the work of glazing can be tedious and repetitive. Of course when you hit on an idea that feels fun and new, that feeling of tedious work falls by the wayside and you want to do it over and over again…. and for me, these new modern tribal designs are fun to glaze and I couldn't wait to pull them out of the kiln! These new bead sets and a few of the new copper flower birds will be listed at gaea.indiemade.com today at noon PST. There are also some spring inspired sets too!




































February 7, 2015

Spring

Is it spring yet? Not according to Punxsutawney Phil. But if you live in Southern California, you know better. Walking and hiking and gathering inspiration has been my passion. If it feels like spring and acts like spring, isn't it spring? Paper and ink. Dew drops and color. If you have been stuck inside, surrounded by a world of white, I offer this bit of early spring and the inspiration for my drawings and sketches...





February 6, 2015

Color Is Everything.

I am utterly and totally inspired by spring. More on that later…

I spent this week making sets and enjoying some warm weather. These new sets will be available at my indiemade shop today at noon (pst). I hope you enjoy them!