Thursday, November 22, 2012

Seashore Winter Wonderland


I finally have a day off!
I sleep in, and later while savoring my favorite breakfast, dark chocolate, I take time to listen to the ideas that have been percolating in my imagination for some time now.
I choose to ignore the stacks of paperwork and invoicing that is overtaking the breakfast room table and take myself off to my studio to gather all the bits and pieces that are calling my attention to be part of the seashore themed holiday table decoration.




The little tree below was found @ TJ Maxx $3.50
and perfect to begin with.



Then miscellaneous silver toned foliage is gathered


and fun finds from a local shop in town.


The sea fan and shells are sprayed with silver metallic paint


and lovely glass treasures collected in Venice, Italy are pulled to include


with more seashells


and a some of my own ceramic creations


and a few more bits and bobs that may want to be included


are all gathered and artfully piled on a simple white dish 
and the picture that has been in my imagination
slowly comes to fruition before my eyes,
and then is captured under a glass cloche.



I LoVe when that happens!


The photo above is of the back side.


And a couple close ups for your viewing pleasure.


Happy Thanksgiving dear friends,

I am grateful to share the fun and creativity!



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Sunday, October 14, 2012

From rags to roses




I love experimenting, repurposing and sharing the creative fun with the blog world! 

And seeing all the new viewers visiting from across the world,

brings a smile to my heart, hello Russia !



 ...curious about the technique I use to create these sweet little

 embellishments on my ceramic vase designs.


You may view the process by clicking here.

I am using soft cotton fabric, 

mostly old T-shirts, that I dip in liquid clay and artfully twist 

and attach to the form that is also still wet clay,

before putting in for firing.





It is a very messy process 

but so much fun, and well worth the effort!




Спасибо, что посетили мой мир!
Не стесняйтесь, пишите мне с вопросами, я всегда рад поделиться.




Monday, October 8, 2012

New York shopping continues at Tinsel Trading Company




for my crafty friends in blogland 


here is a resource for the imagination


You are entering a world of vintage and new, 

of original stock and reproductions, 

with an extraordinary extensive inventory 

unavailable anywhere else.
























































If you see something you just have to have...




click to view Anthropologie New York displays


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Anthropologie New York City



This is one of my all time favorite haunts for inspiration!



Hand crafted owls, perched on tree branches 

greet you as you enter...


The layered abundance of displays are a feast for the imagination!


I would love this cart to store all the ceramics I've created 

that are taking over my studio!


Great use of plumbing pipes and the amazing paper background!






Sweet and unexpected lace insert on this sweater!




I have a thing for boxes and drawers...


and these are so fun!






Fabulous layered frame wall!







I love the feminine feel of this display!


This is such a great table for a working studio!!!





Even the employees and customers add inspired style!





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Just wanted to share the creative inspiration...

for more New York fall window displays click here