Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dust and broken pieces

Well, the first week of grad school was productive. I made a pair of doilies, experienced the heat and joy of the Dustbowl Arts Market, and was asked to be in a local publication. I'm feeling like I'm on the right track, even though yesterday I broke one of the aforementioned doilies after I loaded it in the kiln. I just had to sand it a little more...

Here are a few images of the last week:

I think the 100+ degree heat didn't make my wool knits very appealing. Go figure.

Hand printed cotton totes $15 each.

Ceramic hairpins, cabled cowl, and tiny wall tiles.

Tiny tees for the babes $15 each

Sweet Maggie modeling the mustard cabled cowl.

Corally-pink doily tote $15.

Tweed infant and toddler knitted caps made from a merino and alpaca blend yarn & wool and organic cotton cowls for the babes, too.

Oodles of handprinted cards, sets of 3-5 cards $8-$10 per set

Thursday's doily

Tuesday's doily (the one I broke yesterday)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

These days

Graduate school starts in about a week and I'm anxiously awaiting eight hour studio sessions as opposed to eight hour phone answering & mouse clicking sessions.

My fella and I just returned from Kansas City, MO where we spent the weekend ooooing and ahhhing at the bustling streets, vibrant art scene, incredible people, and the beautiful fountains & scenery. Our friends Dane and Jordan just moved up there last fall, Jordan makes killer work and you can find her blog here, and showed us a few of the many highlights. Visiting makes me think that KU in Lawerence is a good fit for my little family, so it has made the list of potential graduate schools.

I bought some super sweet frames from the ladies over at Donna's Dress Shop. Jordan said she had been dying to go in for quite some time and I'm sure we'll go back next time we're in town. I'm such a sucker for dresses that I think I could exchange work for them and coffee the rest of my days. Oh and cherries, too.

Anyone know of other nice shops in Kansas City, particularly ladies clothing shops, that I should visit the next time I visit?