Thursday, October 31, 2013

One thing leads to another…

I was still on a creative roll playing with vintage doilies and clay,

 and was using a large ruffled doily on another vase design.

The center of the doily needed to be cut away before firing,

so I clipped the threads away and set the lace scrap on the edge of my work space,

and continued shaping the lace and attaching it to the vase.

Then glazed the inside and cut holes to insert the satin ribbon bow into after firing.

As I was cleaning up, I discovered at the edge of the sink, 

a small pillow shaped vase I had previously wrapped in plastic
 to keep it from drying out.

To my surprise and delight I realized it was the perfect size 

and shape for the bit of doily remnant from the vase I had just completed!

It instantly read spider web to my imagination, 

so I glazed the little vase with a black background

before attaching the snippet of crochet and putting it in to be fired.

A. A. Milne's quote comes to mind…

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly

 making exciting discoveries."

It certainly worked in my favor here!



Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tea time at the seashore

Created for a special occasion…

 then used for every day.

The woman's club in my little seaside town was celebrating it's 90th year
 with a high tea luncheon.

I was asked to participate and bring a favorite teapot.

I chose to bring one of my own creations.

Four of the women attending were in their 90's
and had some amazing life stories to share.

It was inspiring!

As Margret Meade said, 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people

 can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."


I'm thrilled to have Stampington and Company share the creative fun 

with their readers in their Somerset Home Magazine!