a few weeks ago i fell and broke my foot. the break is commonly known as a “dancer’s break” and usually heals no problem. well, i’m that rare case that in fact needs surgery to fix the break. tomorrow i’m scheduled to go in and have a metal plate screwed into my foot to keep the bone healing in the correct place.
i’m really scared about the thought of surgery. i’ve been very lucky to be blessed with health most of my life – other than minor ailments here and there. i know that this is a routine procedure for the people at the kansas surgery center, but having never been through something like this, i am a bit nervous.
any positive thoughts that you can send my way would be greatly appreciated. i’m so ready to get back into the swing of things in my studio and life without crutches and a scooter. (ha! pictures of that to come!)
photo by kaley cornett
i remember how afraid i felt when i graduated from the university and lost access to all of the ceramics equipment i needed to make the work i set out to make. i had no wheel, no kiln, no studio to make it all happen in – just my tools. it took me 2 years but with the help of my amazing professor yoshi, and my wonderful boyfriend luke, i was finally equipped to start making my dreams a reality.
my fellow ceramic artist, brit mcdaniel from paper and clay studio needs our help! she’s started a kickstarter fundraising campaign, and she’s got 11 days left to reach her goal so that when she finishes school she’ll be able to get a studio set up and continue to make her modern, lovely ceramics. if you aren’t familiar with brit’s work, be sure to check out her etsy shop.
help her reach her goal! she has such talent and i want to see her take the first steps toward building her business.
espresso cup – by mudpuppy on etsy
all of my kansas friends – i need your help!
i’m featured as an emerging artist through a wonderfully supportive group called RAW artists. they have organizations all over the country, and along with several other kansas city based performers, visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, designers, and models – i’ll be showcasing my work (and selling it!) at their wednesday, may 22nd show, expressions. we’ll be set up inside the voodoo lounge in harrah’s casino, and i need your help! i’m responsible for selling tickets to this show, the profits from tickets you buy from me help to cover my booth fee at the event. the tickets cost $10 when you buy them ahead of time, and tickets are $15 at the door. you can purchase them directly from my profile right here! all people who purchase a ticket from me to the event on the 22nd will receive 20% off their purchase at the show! so please come out and support some talented kansas city people, and help me sell these tickets!
i made a bulk succulent purchase, and they arrived this week! i intended on selling them in my faceted vessels this weekend at the red barn outdoor market, but when i broke my foot last weekend (ouch!) i had to rearrange my plans. unfortunately i’m missing the fair, and i’m hoping to get them planted and keep them thriving for at least a month! that’s how long i have until my next fair, which i’m determined to attend. i’m hoping to get them planted this weekend, and then i’ll have even better images for you! stay tuned.
totally surprised and flattered to see my minty-green scallop bowls featured on design love fest today! mondays are such an excellent day for catching up with dlf, i love the etsyfest and colorfest columns that appear on mondays. it was extra exciting to see something i made featured on bri’s blog today because it was the first blog i ever started reading, and this blog inspired me to start my own blog. to think that something i made with my own hands is now out there in the world and loved by others is truly amazing. it’s why i make things.
so anyway. proud of myself for a mere moment today, which is good because i’ve been feeling very discouraged lately. how do boost your own spirits? i feel pretty confident that i know how to take care of those i love, but somehow it’s harder with myself! (okay, pity party over!)
*above layout created by stephanie hebert specifically for design love fest
i use ceramics throughout my entire home. they gather in small groupings and hold my most treasured objects, and also my keys. it’s what i’ve always pictured my pieces doing for other people too. a place to catch their rings and gems at the end of the day. or a coveted display space for their favorite items. i want to pay more attention to the keepsakes i love – not box them up in a safe storage place.
i made these plates thinking that they would make a great spot for the everyday items you keep on your dresser. or a collection of handwritten notes and a single succulent pod. or collections from a hike in the woods. i don’t know, i see so many options! i imagine these plates holding the objects that matter the most to people, and reminding them that they’re there, and they deserve to be noticed a little more often.
where do you keep your treasures?
today is my dad’s birthday, and rather than getting all gushy and opinionated about how wonderful my dad is, i’m simply just going to say this:
my dad is the perfect dad for me. he is so kind and good to my mother, my sisters and i. we are four very lucky ladies. what a guy! happy birthday dad!
i’m dreaming of warmer days, the wind in my face, tea on the back deck, my bare feet in the grass, windows down in the car, long walks late in the evening while the sun is still up. it’s that time of the year where i get really fidgety and distracted because i know the weather should be shifting any day now.
c’mon spring, where are you?
photo by the lovely, kaley cornett
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