Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Howdy everyone. Okay so got kinda bored and came up with a fun idea. Maybe I can make it a monthly thing where I get cool Etsy finds and superimpose them into familiar and pretty sets. For the first time, I put my pottery into Carrie's, Samantha's, Charlotte's, and Miranda's New York apartments. I think they look pretty good. Too bad the show is over, they could have really spruced up their pads.
This is Samantha Jones' kitchen. This one was my favorite to play with. Out of all the kitchens, hers was the most memorable with its bright lighting and colors. My pots fit right in. If you can't tell, I used three pieces in this room.
Of course most of you recognize Carrie's entryway. It was hard to put my pots in her place. For one thing her rooms are already so cluttered (how quirky and lovable! Not! ) and her kitchen is fugly. Thats okay, she is my least favorite of the bunch anyways. Four pieces were used in this room.
Charlottes place is adorable, but not really a great match for my pots. there was also a lack of good photos available for me to use. So I added a tiny splash of color to her beige room and an onion bulb vase. Two pieces in this room.
I really like Miranda's place, but like most of the girls, she lacks a lot of bold color. I had a hard time finding good pieces for her living room. There are four pieces in here.
Posted by Lizet at 8:24 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Hi everybody! So you know how I have been crazy making those little votives and I didn't tell you why? Well here it is! My yellow votive is featured in Family Circle's May issue! I knew for a while, but I still was not prepared for the feeling and I kept it hush hush (if you know me, this was very hard to do!) so I wouldn't jinx it.
So there it is! I was in Walgreens picking up some pop when my sister suggest we look in the magazine. I wasn't sure when it was coming out, but I didn't think it would be in the latest issue. She found it and almost exploded in the store. She read the article aloud to the store while I was trying to calm her down. It was awesome. Below is the picture of the little votive. I actually almost didn't glaze this piece and then almost didn't post it! Out of all the products and sellers on Etsy, three pieces were picked by Judy. I am very grateful for being Family Circle Magazine's choices.
Posted by Lizet at 11:33 PM
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
In my last post I brought up my little bud vases. I just got one out of the kiln today and I am pretty happy with it. There are still a few more waiting to be glazed. I just need to find some nice patterns that will inspire me. I often look at decorating books that have nice textiles and mix and match pieces that will look good in my bright glazes. Robert, the owner of The Blue Pear where I have some of my things, told me to check out the Anthropologie website for good inspiration. Thats exactly what it is time for, GOOD INSPIRATION! I always perform best when I window shop around and can't wait to see what my ideas throw together and how they all turn out.
Above is my first finished lace piece, and although I wish some of the orange came out more saturated, I like it lot. Below is the same piece with another blue one that needs a clear coat. Most people like the blue more so far. I use my wheel to make simple rings around the piece, the rest is just a very steady hand.
This last picture are a very small pieces that I want to do the same thing too or something similarly intricate.
Besides a lace design, I was thinking small chevron patterns. We will see.
Posted by Lizet at 5:37 PM