Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ice and fire

what a morning!  woke up to inches of snow and trees all bogged down with the heavy wet stuff.  it was really peaceful being up so early... sadly i had no snow day but jared did! his spring break started early!  with today off and his job fair the next couple of days he is already on vacay from middle school :)  

i, on the other hand, had to head in to fire the gas kiln ... early start means early finish! 

cone pack in the peep hole

mornin bliss
annnnnd firing today means that tomorrow is like christmas!!  jared and I had about 80% of the kiln space taken up with our pots.... so more like christmas times 5!!!
mmmm can't wait :)  i will take lots of good pictures!
hugs and love, goodnight!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

all good things come to an end...

what a beautiful week, thank you spring break for making me more relaxed, joyful, and happy.  i will truly miss the times we have shared.  together, creating, eating, playing and sleeping in :)  

my highlights would have to include getting to be in the studio despite it being "closed" (we have an awesome studio tech DAN!!  who let us come in... with a little supervision haha) getting to take bees to the dog park between my double on wednesday, it was a b-e-a-utiful 70 degree day!  getting to go out for a chik-fil-a date in loveland with my workin man :)   a freak blizzard on friday that sent him home early!  brad's birthday celebration annnnnd a lovely surprise as i logged in to write this.... 

comments!  from blog readers i didn't even realize were out there!  thank you so much it means the world to me reading what you have wrote <3  and the sunshine award, how sweet!  thank you Whitney at the crochet cafe!
sunshine blog award

and i am just as excited about passing it onto those whose blogs i read and adore, i love logging in for a daily dose of inspiration, cute pictures, and good news:

sad to say i am going to stop there because my ability to comment is discouraging me a little... sorry for not notifying everyone on my shortened list, i promise i tired!  for some reason my comments do not post or appear on your blogs.  boo!  but for those of you who are aware that i have given you the sunshine, 
  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post
  • Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
  • Link to the nominees within your post
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award 
it was fun to click around and discover new blogs :)  have fun sharing!

and some pictures of my wonderful week... and other exciting things from our lives :)
jared making platters
goblet, platter, and pitcher set! very happy that all of the gobs are relatively the same height!!
argile cups, very excited bout these, hoping to high fire them this week!!
and more owls :)
entered this weaving into a "diversity" themed show at the community college (AIMS) here in greeley... thanks to jared's old teacher chris we knew it was going on!  who would have thought it would get accepted, and 3rd place?!  exciting :)
also started up the deep fryer and had some amazing chicken and fries, deliciouso!!! thanks mom, dad, and grannie mae!  we love our deep fryer!

and one last thing, there are 3 items in our etsy store lol it is not much, but enough to get started.  if you want to stop by and check it out, here is the link :)
after the semester sale we will be uploading a LOT more!

hope everyone has a good sunday evening, hugs and love!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

thankgoodness for March!


it is going to be in the mid 50's alll week, can you say flip-flops?!  haha maybe only in the afternoons, but still, i have anticipating the warmth for a while now.  hallelujah 
happy to say i have grad announcements and cap&gown ordered!  one task down before more craziness starts :)  and i have good news for those of you who have anxiously been awaiting my midterm paper grade (haha) i got an A-!!!  only 5 points deducted, i was amazed myself!!  and in a very good mood to say the least :D
Jared started at his new school this week.  he is with 5-8th graders at a middle school in loveland.  sadly it is as far north and west as possible in the city, and a much longer commute than before.  poor babe! 
As per regular, some of my latest crafts...
plush birdie toy for bees, she likes it!

and some cards for teachers jared worked with at University
and i have one more bit of exciting news... we are going to be selling online!  I just created our etsy shop this weekend and i cannot wait to get our first update rolling!!  so there are actually things to buy in the shop haha i will withhold the web address for next time, i can't wait to share!!
have a lovely wednesday everyone, 
hugs and love!