i spent the last 6 days with luke‘s family in the most remote spot in iowa (really). no cell phone service, no computer- – it actually felt really good to step away from all of that.
i was inspired by this post from bri emery, and i’ve always been a believer in picking up a little something to remind you of your travels. while i have many things to remind me of my lovely time spent with luke’s family, its always nice to have that one little piece that sits at your desk with you, or on top of your nightstand. i picked this little bowl up in decorah, iowa. i love the crackle glaze inside, and it has the most perfect little foot! you know how i love picking up new little trinkets! its going to be a great little catch-all for my jewels . . .
these porcelain bowls, by bryce wymer have really caught my eye. they remind me of a collaboration piece that jason scuilla and bo bedilion so kindly donated to the empty bowls event in 2010.
following your dreams can be a little bit scary. i’m not complaining, because i am very lucky to be where i am right now. but i am feeling a little bit nervous . . . i chose to concentrate my art degree on ceramics. i’ll never regret that decision. working with clay has made me a happy little girl! i never want to stop working in clay. and i’ve already made the commitment to myself to keep doing this for the rest of my life. but have i picked the right path? because i’m finding new interests all the time, and starting to question, what do i want to do? will i be able to support myself doing what i love? should i plan for something else instead?
all i want to do is make things that speak to someone else’s personal style. i want to make things that other people want to have in their homes and live with. that’s what feels best about what i do.
but here my shop opened on december 2 of 2011 and i’ve only made 6 sales in 4 months. sure, i’m proud that i even opened the shop, but i had higher expectations for the amount of sales i would have made. i feel like i should be better at this.
but, i’m slowly learning that this is just how i’ll be starting out. it doesn’t have to be forever, and it can only get better.
but i know one thing; i’m not going to give up. and i should probably make a reminder similar to this one, and hang it up.
2.25 caret emerald set in 14k yellow gold with aqua and black diamonds. via mociun
let me try to find the words . . .
sometimes i get a little cluttered. i’m a clean person, but just a little frazzled 40% of the time. its ok though, my loved ones still treat me well and don’t complain too much. i think its safe to say that almost everybody could use a little bit of help with the organization sometimes.
this mod, plastic organizer could really help out my desk right now. paperclips, rubber bands, bobby pins, pennies, everywhere!!
my vacation is almost over, and I just don’t want it to end! (does anybody ever want a vacation to end?!) I have to say the last 5 days have been nothing short of perfect. I promise I’ll be back in full blog mode in just another day or so. I sure have missed my little nook of the internet . . .
what do you think of these?? they kind of scare me. yet, i like them . . .
luke and i are moving soon, and we really want to get rid of a lot of things . . . you know, all that baggage . . . before we go. (yard sale!!!) i think we’re going to have a lot of stuff!
once we’re settled into a new place, i’m making it my goal to make us new dishes and bowls and plates. cups and mugs . . . all that jazz. yep, i’m PUBLICLY COMMITTING TO THIS GOAL. mark my words it has to happen now!
these plates are a little something i’d like.
by kara miller on etsy.
here are a few of the pictures kaley and i took on monday. i’m completely in debt to this lady, she’s always sharing her talents and insight! here are some of my favorites! you can see the rest that she posted right here, on her blog.
i love that girl!
a bag i’d give to a friend. that wooden tag and all! i think i love this bag, made by sophie parker.