Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Craziness

Sorry its been so long since my last post. Things have been very hectic around here, what with all the holiday sales, and the intense last legs of the cruise ship season. Three shows in three weeks was a brutal haul, I have another show tomorrow, and then one on the 10th of December. Blogging just seems to have taken a back seat to all of that non stop activity.
Despite all the hustle and bustle,I have been working on some new stuff this past week, some special orders and some gifts. One of those special orders is a set of mugs for a Beatles fan. I think they are coming along pretty nicely. They will be firing today, I can hardly wait to pull the finished product out. Its been a really fun project. Today I paint fairies, and fire a kiln... so I guess over the next few days I will post some new work, and get the blog back on its feet.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A little Side Project

This summer, J and I have been spending a fair bit of time checking out the beaches of our fair Island. There is something so wonderful about the sound and smell of the ocean, something magical about the wee treasures it brings to the shore , particularly after a storm. Over the summer we have collected a fair amount of wee sea treasures. Bits of sea glass, shards of porcelain that have been weathered and tumbled by the ocean into smooth beautiful little jewels, some beautiful pebbles and rocks, even a fossil or two, or ten.... 
Last weekend we travelled to Inverness. We had both heard great things about the beauty of this beach, and about its treasures
It was a beautiful day, and so worth the drive. We walked a fair distance on the beach, and found some beautiful stones a few bits of sea glass and this.. 

Its not very big, but its beautifully worn and has such a nice pattern on it. the reverse side is a lovely crazed grey blue. I think I may well make a pendant out of it. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Back after a long break......

So life has been hectic and ever changing. There are still pots being made, there are a few textiles being made, and there is progress on the house and garden, and life is continuing on here in Cape Breton. This season there have been some changes, I am still selling at a few galleries, doing some wholesaling, but did not do the usual summer show in Halifax. Instead I have been selling at the Cruise ship terminal here in Sydney. Its been an interesting experiment so far, I have met some interesting people, and made some new friends. We are on break until August 21, then back at it full force through September and October. These next few weeks will be spent making tons of pots to sell in the fall season. Lots of mermaids and sea critters are being painted, and lots of new Celtic designs being made.