i hit the ultimate mother-load today! what a great monday!
i entered a giveaway on design love fest a while ago, and to be honest i forgot all about it! but i won! i never win things! i’m so happy about this! i got to pick out 3 prints and a string set from oh snap, the polaroid shop from jen gotch. (one of the ladies behind ban.do! which i know you’ve heard me talk about . . . ) it took me a little while to decide on which prints i wanted, but i finally settled on 3, and i can’t wait to show them to you when i get them!
which ones are your favorites??
photo by jen gotch
i have to be honest, i’m at the scariest point in my life right now. you might have guessed this by now, but i’m scared about not knowing where we’ll end up moving, scared that i’ll never find the career path that makes me happy, scared to be too far from the familiar. while all of the scary stuff happens, i have to admit, its a little bit exciting to peek into this new chapter of my life, and see where all of this takes me.
but these are such lovely, earthly collections, and it takes my fears away just a little bit.
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
John Homer Miller
remember the goal i made a while back? about making my own plates, bowls, cups and all?
well, i’ve been quietly gathering inspiration from all corners of the web, and was instantly inspired by christiane sutherland‘s ceramic work. her use of color and the perfect, little handmade touches are exactly why i like her work. the blue glass thats fused into that dish is so beautiful! i’ve been curious about the use of glass with ceramic, and her piece is a prime example of why. it is so beautiful!
she’s turning something she loves to do into her business, and i truly admire that.
i am in love with this flower installation by grace villamil. i used to want to be an installation-ish artist . . . but after my fine arts show in college (where i made an installation, a porcelain garden-inspired arch) i decided that i’d rather create objects that people liked and wanted, rather than one-time installations. but i haven’t lost my love for the installed art, especially these florals.
its just too beautiful . . . happy monday to you!
ina installation via floddertje