Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hiking to Making of Terrariums

    Several weekends ago, we had amazing weather.  I knew I HAD to go hiking.  My friend Rachel ended up being up for it and we made plans to go hike up in Tunica Hills in MS right about St. Francisville, LA.  I had hiked there once before with another friend and loved it. So I woke up early Sunday morning...which is really only like 7:30-8am.  (Hey it's my weekends, I like to sleep till at least 9am!) 
My "I'm really exhausted, yet super excited to go hiking with Rachel" face.  

It was THE perfect day to go hiking.


Pretty much as soon as we walked for 10 minutes we realized, we had too many layers on and had to stop and remove some.


At one of the waterfall's, the water was freezing!  Although the cold did cool the area so it was a great stopping point for a little food. 


Saw this little guy chilling in the water.  Rachel attempted to pick it up but it scurried under a rock and wouldn't come out of hiding.

I have no idea how high this was, but this is me half way and Rachel starting to climb.  It was definitely a work out!  

It was an amazing day for hiking, and had a great hiking partner.  Had so much fun, and ended up being store the whole week, so worth it!



Making of Terrariums


So to transition to marking of Terrariums.  Rachel found a good type of moss that she wanted to add to her current one.   I mentioned I had always loved the look of Plant Terrariums and would like one of my own.  Well just so happen that Rachel graduated in Horticulture, so she knows her stuff.  Who better to make one with than her!  So we made a trip to Hobby Lobby and picked out our containers for are new terrariums.  Since she already had one made that was becoming overgrown, we took some of those and divided them amongst the containers.   
 
 Rachel putting soil into her container.

 The containers I chose.


 My new terrariums!

Rachel's newest terrarium.



I ended up on another hike at Lake Fausse Point State Park, and picked up this cool type of moss on the trail. 


 
I picked up two different types of moss at the state park to put in both of them.  So for now, one of the original plants Rachel gave me, in one of them died.  We are thinking they need more sun so I moved them closer to the window now.  Hopefully they will do well now.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ceramics

Here are some photos of the work I did while I took ceramic classes at Pottery Alley.  All of this is handbuilding, I had so much fun with it, I didn't move on to the wheel.  I do plan to go back and try my hands at the wheel one day!


 Mug meant to look like a tree.

 I made this one to hold my dish washing sponge.

One of my final mugs, and I love everything about it!

 One of the few bowls I did, but the others were placed in to homes before I took photos.

 I love meditation sculptures so I figured I would try to make my own!

 This is a funky little holder, that is great for like paperclips or whatever.  

Handmade mug/pourer.

Monday, February 6, 2012

I'm still here, really I am.

Wow, I haven't posted a blog since September.  That is a sad sad sight.  Well the good new is, I have lot of new projects to share with everyone.  I just need to get back on track and get some good photos.

For some crazy reason I thought December was going to be slow and I would start working out.  Yeah, that was a crazy thought indeed.  The exact opposite happened I was swamped with work!  It's a great problem to have, but man was I exhausted by the end of it.  Took myself a week off to rejuvenate.  Funny how when you take a small break how much better you feel. 

So then, I thought, well everyone spent all their money in December, January is sure to be slow.  WRONG again.  Orders just have kept rolling in, it's fantastic!  Thanks to all my customers, friends and family for all the support and encouraging words!


Current Events

I will be at an Arts & Crafts show again, March 3rd at the Shadows on the Teche.  I will be selling necklaces from my Pendology Collection as well as Linocut Prints.  I will be sharing a booth with the talented and fantastic Erin LaFleur.  She does ceramics, and she is amazing.  Check out her work at Mudd Culture


Latest Project:  New Work Desk

 Okay, so a starter to this quick story.  I generally like to paint/work on the floor.  Always have.  I think it's because I can spread everything around me.  But as of late, I have had so much painting to do, that it's become a problem.  The sad truth, I am getting older.  So staying in that one position for hours everyday, is getting a little tough.  I finally decided I'm going to try and start working from a desk.  I did it in class in college, I think it may be good.  So all I needed, was to find the desk....

We have the Restore in Lafayette, LA, that sells used furniture and the money goes to Habitat for Humanity.  Well I saw them post a photo of this desk late one night, I knew I HAD to have.  I called them literally 2 minutes before they opened to pay for it over the phone.  I wasn't taking any chances that this great item wouldn't be scooped up if I waited. 


I then decided, since pretty much all my furniture is natural earth tones, I want something bright, happy and that would just pop.  So I picked my latest fav color!  Teal!  I love it! 


Let me tell you, I am sooooo happy I made this $75 purchase.  I am in love with my desk, truly. Also I got this awesome chair at Office Depot.  It's super comfy.  I am all set now!  I even got those pretty flowers from this sweet guy. 


More fun stuff to come!