Friday, February 15, 2013

more sweet sole music

Oh yes, me and my shoe puns.

It's been a busy week or so here, finally getting on the proverbial stick about some business whatnot: updating my website and catalog, contacting wholesale accounts, bookkeeping, applying for shows, and all those other glamorous things that artists do when we're not...ya know, hanging out with models while wearing berets and drinking espresso while standing in sunflower fields painting sunsets.  Like we artists do all the time.

I'm laid up with a wicked cold today, and so may as well make a blog entry too while I'm at it.  Since "business whatnot" doesn't really make for interesting blog entries, I'm also happy to say I've been painting more shoes and that is what I'll share with you today.  Wingtip is once again getting some attention, people are actually buying them, and the positive feedback is inspiring me to make more.  It's totally fun.  So here is a bespoke pair of boots, some sweet girly mermaid-ballerina shoes and some steampunky ankle boots with pseudo-spats for your delectation.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dishes with Fishes

Huzzah, a fun new project!!!  My friend and fellow Handwork member Colleen McCall invited me and Jenny Pope down to her studio in Elmira to play with clay and glazes.  Colleen's work is amazing, she makes mold-formed pots and does some magic with slips and underglazes and carving.  Each piece takes hours, all those exquisite details.  It was great fun to try this technique out, and I'm really pleased with how my fish dish is coming out.  It still needs to be fired and overglazed, I will keep you posted.