Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Art Foamies!!

Today I received my new Art Foamies stamps, YAY! Emmie from Art Foamies made me some custom stamps with my logo and they are fantastic!! I sent her the logo image and miraculously, a couple days later, they arrived!!

I tried stamping with ink and paint and they both worked really well on the kraft bags with no smudges. I am like a bull in a china shop when it comes to this sort of thing and these make me look like a pro. I love anything that makes me look like I know what I am doing!!

Emmie and her Art Foamies will be at the Craft and Hobby Association Mega Show, this January, in Anaheim, California and it is the "largest craft trade marketplace in the world".

   These are some of the other stamps that I have from Emmie, I have been using them when I raku fire and they give an added dimension and depth to the glaze that is unique and I just love it.
These stamps are  bendy enough that they wrap around a curved surface with out getting all smudgy and the image stays true.

In the Studio....

It has been a crazy few weeks, working like the Mad Potter stocking up the galleries and yarn stores with ceramic lovelies and getting ready for Creston's Christmas Art & Craft Market. In amongst all this crazy mad potting, I finished some weaving projects.

 Chickens, chickens and more chickens...

My mom's piece started out all grey's and whites with some yellows and I just could get into it. It really didn't feel like her  and I couldn't connect with it, so I gave up on her colour choices and went with my own instincts about what she would like and how I saw her. I am happy with the results and how it all came together. Some of the wool choices may be a bit thick and chunky for a garment but it would make some great pillows or  a throw. The colours show up a bit muted because of her floor colour but in person they are lovely.

Another project that I finished was the Bag of Bits weaving. This I am really happy with and every time that I walk by it I can't help but give it a rub down! The colours are so fantastic and as I was weaving certain parts of this, I started thinking of glaze colours for my pots. I have been wanting to develop some new glazes and so here is my inspiration. What I start with and how it ends are usually vastly different so, we will just have to wait to see what actually comes out!!