• painting,  Paris,  Shop Talk

    Paris in the Springtime…plate!

    perhaps a little too staged

    My SAJ Paris in the Springtime plate is in my shop now. I had a little fun staging it. Maybe too much fun. But hey, I always wanted to have my own shop and this virtual shop is nearly rent-free so I might as well have as much fun as I can! Would you like a little plate to keep on top of your dresser for your pennies and keys and sweet nothings?

    oval SAJ goes to Paris plate

    Perhaps you’re more in the mood for some cookies!

    You can daydream about a bike ride along the Seine and perhaps a picnic on a low stone wall. Paris was really like that, you know. I remember taking the clichéd tour boat ride down the Seine and being amazed at how many city folks sat on the walls along the Seine drinking wine out in the open, next to their open picnic baskets from which they pulled out hunks of cheese and bread and tubs of pasta salads from a nearby deli. It was right out of a storybook.

    And so it will be forever in my mind.


    UPDATE: plate is sold. Thank you Binary Girl!

  • Buddies,  crazy stuff,  painting,  Shop Talk

    You gotta jump, shake, shimmy them out!

    7Days Spring 2009. Day 4 Shimmy and Shake

    Here’s a fun game to play. Grab a friend and run down a hill while jumping and trying to keep your low-rise pants from falling off. We were trying to get a shot with us up in the air, maybe even with our heels kicking to the side but that didn’t work at all. Instead we got this photo where we look like we are breaking out in some 8o’s dance routine. Does Bethany not look like she is shimmying?

    That was fun. Especially while other mothers in the park looked on and our kids fell off the eight-foot-tall playground equipment. Just kidding. Nobody fell off anything.

    the cats meow plates

    Next up we have some cat plates that I painted ages ago and have just now put in my shop. I’m selling them together but maybe that’s too expensive. If anyone wants to buy just one, email me and maybe I’ll break up the set. I’m thinking of painting a few more in other colors.

    Paris in the Spring plate (un-fired)

    I love painting when I come to visit Bethany. They know me at her local pottery-painting studio and I think that’s awesome.

    I’ve got a few dishes in the works right now. This oval plate is another SAJ in Paris scene. It says “I love Paris in the Springtime” on the back but true to my one-side-of-my-brain-is-turned-off-while-the-other-is-working-in-overdrive habits, I painted “I love Paris in thIS Springtime.” Ugh. I hate it when I do that and I do it ALL the time. Thankfully I was able to scrape it off with a handy dandy paperclip and all is well. Besides plates like this are more fun with stories anyway, don’t you think? At least that’s what we told Angella when I smudged up her mug.

    tree bowl

    And this bowl is SOLD! I love it when that happens. Thank you, LV Gurl!

    That’s all for tonight! I have to rush off and go taste some Bruleed Lemon Bars! Swoon!