Friday, August 17, 2012

My Bronze is at The Bascom

I'm heading to The Bascom this weekend to see the Members Challenge.  It's an exhibit of the members' work, and I'm so happy to participate! It's going to be a quick trip, but I'm looking forward to seeing the exhibit.  I'm taking a friend with me, and while it won't be a long vacation, I'm sure we will still have fun.  Anything arty is always fun, if you have a friend to join you!

In other news, my baby girl is turning 1!! Wow, what a year it has been. I can say that it hasn't always been the smoothest, but we have enjoyed our girls so much.  I am so LUCKY to have such a wonderful family!  Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Light Fixture for my Studio

Today, I got to pull this out of the kiln!!  It was too hot to handle just yet (I'm bad about being unable to wait to unload the kiln!), but I leave town tomorrow and I just had to see it.  And I'm so glad, because I am excited about how it turned out.  This was a fun piece to make - I totally let myself be free and just have fun.  My brush strokes were big and bold and I just got some good colors on there.  Drawing and carving the flowers was fun and free, and the only tedious part was cutting the holes.  I just had to make sure there wasn't any clay clogging those holes.  That would have driven me crazy!  

I've made pendant lights before and had so much fun with the process.  I enjoy making things for the house or studio, especially when they turn out so well.  This light says "Creative Spirit" since it is going in my studio, and I want to draw creative energies into that space.

I'm headed to The Bascom tomorrow to drop off my bronze.  I'm quite excited!  Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!!