slowly but surely i’m getting new pieces added to the shop. more to come very soon, i promise!
i thought it was about time that i introduced you to one of my wonderful sponsors. bethany menzel’s blog, this one’s for you, has become a regular destination of mine for photos that inspire me- to make, to decorate, to take pictures of my life, and then blog about it. something that’s been kind of hard lately…i won’t lie.
so it’s always nice to find a new person who truly inspires and has that eye that captures all of the sights you love. you might as well follow her on pinterest and instagram too, because she captures exactly what i want to look at. her photos and her eye make me want to become a better photographer.
bethany’s light and airy home all decked in christmas decorations has me wanting to decorate my own home. (and i was just going to be a scrooge this year!) there’s nothing better than that feeling of christmas- pine candles, twinkly lights and gold upon the tree!
**all of these photos were taken by bethany menzel and were used with her permission.
it’s that time of year again when i ask myself “why don’t you act this thankful and appreciative during the rest of the year?”
i give myself a slap on the wrist! i have so many daily reminders of all of the great things and people in my life, but i am behind on bringing these blessings to light, slowing down and just being thankful. i’m so blessed to have the greatest guy in my life, a family who supports and loves me, a job, shelter, food, friends – all things that i forget to appreciate sometimes. so i’m going to make a point to change that, and to take better care in being thankful.
so, happy thanksgiving! i’ll be taking a short break from my blog world – my thoughts need to be recollected, and to be honest, i’m in a bit of a creative rut. somedays i wake up not knowing what to make and what to say. how do you pull yourself out of it?
and i am way behind on several shop orders. ah, dang it. happy turkey day!
(photo by kaley cornett)
last night my friend jen and i both agreed that tuna salad is awesome, but it can also be really awful. that’s why i’ve decided that every person should know how to whip up a proper tuna salad.
1 5-ounce can of water packed tuna, drained
1/4 of a red onion
1 tablespoon of relish (i use a chipotle relish)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 1/2 tablespoons vegenaise
dill and fresh cracked pepper to taste
mix all the ingredients together and voila! a simple tuna salad done right. pair it with some gluten-free almond crackers or some seedy, grainy cracker goodness. yum!
it’s finally sweater season in kansas! jeez, it took long enough!! you know how fond i am of all of my ban.do goodies – i’ve figured out that these aren’t just for pinning on my blouse as a corsage. clip one on a pocket or stick it in your hair, they’re perfect for just about anything.
photos by kaley cornett
tomorrow is the wichita art market at bluebird arthouse. it’s a great venue and events such as these really solidify my decision to pursue being a professional ceramic artist. some mornings i wake up and i feel like an amateur, not entirely sure if i’m getting closer to that career goal. but every small success truly reminds me that i’m lucky to even have this as a hobby.
i start each morning with gratitude, thankful that i can work toward my goals in my basement, everyday.
talk about a perfect way to jazz up a plain ol’ t-shirt! that cosmic collar from ban.do is out of this world!
(haaa! sorry, i had to!)
what i love right now are bracelets made by juju made. these are my absolute favorite thing right now. can’t get them out of my mind . . . julie hung is the artist behind these ceramic bangles.
if one of these gorgeous bangles were around my wrist, i’m afraid i’d never get anything done.
i’d just be sitting around admiring my bangle.