good morning! it is a CHILLY friday here in omaha, and i can’t say that i don’t love it! i’m cozied up with the kiln going and soup is on the stove. life is pretty good!
earlier this week my vases were featured over on toshiko’s blog, it’s not her, it’s me. she did a great job pairing the vases with some pretty autumn florals! flowers truly make everything better!
so do dogs…
hey all!! i decided i’d have a little weekend cup sale in the ol’ etsy shop. save $20 when you order a set of six made to order white tumblers – the perfect gift for a friend or even yourself! these cups make your cold beverages much more exciting, and they look great set up together in a set of 6!
so head on over to the shop, and enter coupon code CUPSALE at checkout. the sale lasts all weekend, so get your set of six cups soon!
hi all! wow, i hate neglecting my blog. i love this space, but have been finding it hard to balance all of the responsibilities involved with running my own business. really hoping to get better about that.
in the meantime, i’ve got something special for you! the next 5 facet vessel purchases from my shop receive a free air plant with their vessel. super exciting stuff right there! i have yet to kill an air plant – they’re so easy to take care of and love, and they look great with the facet style of ceramics.
hurry now, there are only 5 air plants to go around!
i try hard to keep this space very positive, without complaints, but i’m about to complain for a moment.
my kiln is seeming so small these days. i’m very limited on the size of items i can make. no large platters, bowls or trays. and i can only fit about 34 glazed objects in each kiln load. this used to feel like a lot…when i was working full time and only got to play with studio work in the evenings, it took me a lot longer to fill an entire kiln. but lately i’ve been firing about 3 kiln loads each week. if my kiln was just a little bit larger, i’d be able to be a little more efficient, and perhaps move on to larger objects.
but oh well. i will survive! (hey, hey!) someday i’ll upgrade to something bigger . . .
i usually see my objects as individual pieces, but lately i’ve been playing around with making a few sets of items. these gradient, ombre, facet vessels make me pretty excited about this new idea.
get your set of mini faceted vessels right here, and your large set right here.
it’s very rare that i have fresh flowers in my home, but each time i do, i ask myself “why don’t i always keep fresh flowers around the house?”
there’s something about fresh flowers that make me feel extra happy. you can smell them each time you walk by, with the right vessel the most ordinary grocery store flowers have a way of feeling extra special, and you really don’t need a reason to make someone’s day by giving the gift of fresh flowers. and if you need a vase to help make someone’s day, just let me know…i’ve got you covered!
earlier in august i worked on a guest post for my friend corina’s blog. i spoke about my experience running my own creative business, and crossing that line from “i think i can do this for real” to “i can do this for real”. it’s been a real learn-as-i-go kind of thing, but so far the result has been very rewarding. view the full post right here, and go back and see all of the other wonderful guests corina had on her blog…it was so exciting to get a glimpse into the lives of so many wonderful bloggers!
september is bringing all sorts of exciting things. i can’t wait to share them with you!
photo by kaley from kansas
in the second grade a boy named bret had a crush on me. he used to sneak up behind me, tap me on the shoulder and kiss me smack on the lips. (i was so embarrassed! i think he even got sent to the principal’s office once.) before christmas break that year he snuck this small letter ‘e’ charm necklace in my desk. the gift was wrapped up and the card had my name on it. i can’t get over how cute that is when i think back on it.
bret grew to be the nicest boy in school. he was friends with everyone. good at every sport. so charismatic. in the sixth grade bret died in a four wheeling accident. as an eleven year old, it was devastating to lose my classmate. losing bret was my first time experiencing that kind of loss. my classmates and i are forever changed by bret’s life and also the loss of our friend.
yesterday bret would have turned 26 years old. i think about him all the time. what he would have grown up to be and do, if we would still be friends, who he would have gone to prom with, how tall he would have been. i try so hard to picture the adult bret.
i’m so thankful to have this small reminder of second grade bret – a simple letter e, that was crudely wrapped in red and green paper with my name on it.
i was able to add just a couple of new items to the shop today. things have been really busy, and that is a really good thing! i’ve had a huge dose of confidence in the past few weeks, and i can’t wait to see where this all takes me. pictured below is my new favorite glaze. be on the look out for more of these, and some new designs coming as well. luke reopened his etsy shop, this time under the name, morelic. the iron morel mushroom pictured below was made by him, and you can find them in his etsy shop soon. don’t see them? message him and request one or four! we have tons of them!