Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Show and CYBER Monday

WoW! That was a long weekend, but I had a ton of fun! It started on Wednesday night, setting up for the show. I was lucky enough to get a wall space right next to a door, so I had plenty of room. Since this was the second show I've ever attended, I don't have a very good display. But I did some research and found something that would work in a pinch. I took an old ladder that I use in my garden and borrowed one from my dad. Placed them next to each other and made shelves out of them! It worked perfectly! I made some sales, one commission, and many contacts. I would say it was pretty successful and the hardest part was sitting still! Plus I made some new friends too! Can't beat that!

I couldn't have done this without all the help from my parents. They were amazing!Mom, Dad, thank you SO much! I love you!

...on a different note, today is Cyber Monday! Head on over to MuddyPotts for a 20% off discount on any item! Just enter the coupon code: CYBERDAY and it will be calculated for you at checkout.

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and a fun weekend!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

tutto quello che amo

everything i love
I am the queen of procrastination. I am supposed to be finishing up my pendants, but I found this canvas just calling my name. I thought to myself, " I don't have time to paint today, but I could make a MuddyPotts sign for my booth!" So what was supposed to be a sign for my upcoming show turned into a mixed media painting called "everything i love".
Tutto quello che amo is the Italian translation. I thought since I love Italy, the language, the food, etc. I could say just that!
Okay, I'm off to load the car and head out to set up my booth!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
peace love & joy to you all

Sunday, November 21, 2010

painting again, YES

I'm not sure if the painting I finished this last week was the beginning of something new, but whatever is the cause for getting the brushes back into my hand, I am eternally grateful. I have been so happy these last few days with new ideas flowing like water. What was once lost has now been found: the desire to paint.

Isis was inspired by an email that I received from my girlfriend. She is a published poet and was sending out an invitation to her reading at the Hotel Lenado in Aspen this coming Sunday. We have done some collaboration work together but it has been a long time since we've done one. After reading her email I went into my archives and found Isis, one of her poems.

Swimming through the nectar
Of a tawny afternoon,
Her black dress falls away.
And the sun drapes her flesh
In the skin of the gods;
Coating her body in that golden light
And the heat at the end of the day –
As she steps toward him.

-Suzanne Bronson

I went to church today and as always I come home happy, full of love, and refreshed.Inspired comes from what God has given me, a life. I have always been in love with His creation and grateful to enjoy each day we have.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Love Birds

love birds
I started a new series of paintings called Love Birds. Remember the photo transfer I did last week? Well, I had so much fun with it that I thought "why not do some paintings?" And that's where we are right now. This is an 11x 14 canvas board mixed media. It isn't in my etsy shop yet, but it will be soon. Stay tuned for their debut...
xmas tree

The first batch of Christmas ornaments came out of the kiln this morning! I love how they turned out! There is another batch already to be glazed. Perhaps I can get those done while watching some movies tonight...

Monday, November 15, 2010

xmas trees, joy bells, and heart snowflakes

The days are getting shorter and so is my window of opportunity to get things wrapped up for my upcoming holiday show. Eleven more days, but whose counting? Last week I made ornaments for the ornament exchange that I'm doing with eleven other artists. Once they came out of the kiln, I decided I didn't like them and to make some different ones. Here's a peak at what the new ones look like...

heart snowflake

joy bell

xmas tree

I love these little ornaments so much that I am going to include a FREE one with every purchase from MuddyPotts until December 24th.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bijou's Whimsy November Giveaway

So two weeks in a row I've missed my personal deadline of posting on Friday, but who's keeping track? Besides, I did it on purpose so I could announce an awesome giveaway from Mandy of Bijou's Whimsy. You definitely need to hop on over to her blog right now and enter! She is an amazing artist and I know you would love to have "Live in the Light" in your home.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

something new

The other day I was learning about photo transferring. It's something that I've been interested in for awhile now and decided to try it. I used watercolor paper, a gel medium and colored photocopies along with one in black and white.




So what do you think? I was actually amazed at how easy it is! I have so many photos that I want to play with now!

Monday, November 8, 2010

a new look

December 8th will be the two year mark for muddypotts, one of my etsy shops. I woke up this morning thinking about my banner and how blah it was. Definitely time for a change. SO go check out my shop, the new banner and see buy yourself a present for just being you!

peace and love

Sunday, November 7, 2010

clay candy

pendant tree

Here is a sneak at what I've been working on for the upcoming Holiday Art and Craft Show. I will have pendants, magnets and all sorts of cool pottery to show in the next two weeks. I'm getting excited! Can you tell? The kiln has been going non stop for the past week, and so have I! Actually I took a little break today. Well, after I a little work this morning...
I went for a fun ride on Neo and then spent a great day with my folks. After a delicious lunch we went into Westcliffe to see if the 3rd Street Gallery was open. Low and behold, it was! I have a painting in the Small Town Living Show and hadn't had a chance to check it out yet.
What a great show!

lotus orange peel pendant

cappuccino swirly pendant

lotus swirly pendant

cappuccino orange peel pendant

Thanks Dad for the super cool tree display! I love it!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

so much 2 say...

I'm whooped tonight!
But I wanted to share a couple new pieces that came out of the kiln yesterday.

mocha marble trivet

'lil s p l a s h dish

Monday, November 1, 2010


dOylie bowl

What a great Monday! I usually like to make my posts first thing in the morning, but today was one of those days where I decided to play more and work less. It was snowing beautifully after I fed the horses and wanted to go for a walk. By the time I was dressed and ready, it had stopped! But the dogs and I went anyways and it was so worth it...