Sunday, January 22, 2012

the happenings

I have been meaning to get on and post about the haps around here for a while now... here's a little catching up for January seems how my last post was all Christmas!! 

Jared Just finished his 3rd week back to school, His Kiddos will be finishing their 2nd trimeseter in early Feb.  He's already getting ready for the next trimester experimenting with projects at home.. He wants to have his kids MAKE the paper for their sketchbooks!!  I have never tried making paper from recycled paper, but i know the look of it is really cool especially when you get different colors in the mix :)  He has a bunch of old printmaking supplies - 2 boxes full of old stretcher bars probably used for screen printing.  So he's going to have the kids turn them into screen trays for creating their paper.  I wanna come to his class lol 

He has also been finding time to work on a new watercolor series.  He is taking Dr. Seuss stories and appropriating them in his own way.. 

I Love these!!  And the Dark little details.. 

He has Also Gotten out in the studio with me this week!  It started with our project on MLK monday - we purchased a slab roller with our sale money at the end of the year!!  and it came shipped in 4 separate boxes.  lol we did a team build on the beast and I can't tell you how amazing it is to finally have this piece of equipment!!  It is different than the ones I have used in the past, but It is really easy to use & adjust the thickness for slabs.  Not like the roller at UNC where it almost took 2 people to remove the long and awkward shams you had to stuff under the table.  I love Ours!!  And Jared is finally able to get to his platter making business :)  He's been creating new designs with colored slips and playing with the idea of making plate sets!  It's very exciting stuff.  Oh yea, and we got a new Stool too!!  I makes throwing and trimming so much more comfortable.  My back is very happy.  
 aint' she a beaut?!

 my new best friend

 a perfect dusty paw lol

We have been enjoying some really nice weather.. haven't seen snow in probably over a month now.  But the wind has been relentless.  Kinda scary actually - the first week of Jan our neighbors had a 35 ft. pine go down in their yard.  They were really lucky it didn't come through any rooms in the house, just the attic.  All I have to say Is I'm thankful it was blowing south that day... 

Mother Nature is one powerful force!!  

We have also been enjoying football and Nuggets - our NUGS are doing amazing right now on the road!!  so Happy they have been playing fantastic team ball and winning games!!  We are so excited to go the clippers game in t-minus ONE week!!! Woot! 
And Lets re-cap what an amazing playoff game the broncos had vs. the steelers!!  Tebow made some really great passes, our defense kicked but oh and OT?!  NO BIG DEAL!!  the one and only play was incredible, I think we were on a high for the rest of the night after that win :)  It was sad to get killed by the patriots, but I can't wait for next season! 

I have been a busy beaver working on some fun new valentine's day stuff!!  Just opened the kiln yesterday and have been photographing, uploading, and editing for the etsy shop.  There are some heart mugs, quote mugs, keepsake gift tags, and of course new hooters :)  One of my favorite new designs is this adorable swirl candy with heart shaped wrapper, awee

pop on over and check out our new face lift!!

I am on the Hunt for new shows this season, and organizing all of our business info from last year... taxes time came too soon lol  

happy Sunday to ya'll!
hugs & love

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