Thursday, April 24, 2008
Have a wonderful day,
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A thought on Living Green.
I try to live green every day, I also try to run Little Flower as green as I can afford. It's the little things that are easy to do that can make a big difference. Why be wasteful? Here are a few little things I do in my day-to-day that maybe you can do too.
- bring your own bags when shopping
- turn off everything you are not using
- drive less (easy for me, I work from home)
- reuse, re purpose, recycle (is it really trash?)
- take care of your plants
- grow native plants
- only print what you really need and use the back of the paper too
- clean green
- and now that summer is coming, buy local or grow your own fruits and veggies
and now a note on compact fluorescent bulbs - oh mercury containing light source, thank you for saving energy but, how do I throw you away when your light goes out? earth 911 might have the answer for you, I'm still looking for one in my community. Also, the Mr. and I seem to burn thru those bulbs pretty quick, is anyone else noticing that they don't quite last as long as expected? We just started writing the date on them when we put in a new one, the test has begun!!!
I'm off to etch dogwood platters! and lucky for me they are in full bloom right now!!! I snapped a zillion pictures yesterday, awww spring.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Just popping in on this oh so bizzy afternoon to remind you to come on out for the 2nd Annual Springtacular on the Liberties Walk tomorrow from noon - 7. Miss Marley and I will be hanging out under our pretty pink umbrella. Now Miss Marley likes space and told me to make some room in the studio for her growing collection of toys, chewy's and things she drags in from the yard. So we've boxed up many vases, lamps, tea cups from old collections and oh my - studio seconds! If you've ever wanted a just friends tea cup to sit pretty on your desk to hold your pens, well, I have 12 with various imperfections that we'll be selling for well below any reasonable price for a beautiful handmade object. And that's not all, I have 7 terra cotta lamps that come with shades, oh yes shades! So head on out and let's pray it doesn't rain.
Info here: http://www.myspace.com/libertieswalk
ps- the rain date is sunday!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
After the museum we headed over to the "neighborhood" (the neighborhood across from the museum that I used to live in many moons ago) to eat, and in passing I snapped a picture of the bulldog(pictured above) in the dog park, just because! The other picture is of the encaustic painting my cousin did for me, we had planned a little art swap! All and all, a very inspiring art day with the very first artist I knew - my cousin Kimmy! Now I'm off to make some inspired art! Happy day to all of you! Linda
Monday, April 7, 2008
Each one is hung from lovely black cotton string that I bought at a flea market last summer, I have a few spools of this cottony goodness and on wooden spools, so nice! I have plans for this string, oh yes I do!
Tag, you're it - on etsy!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
It's a lazy sunday evening, maybe some dinner and picture taking but snugglung on the sofa sounds good to me. Tomorrow I'll post the illustrated bird tags for sale, I hope you like them.
'tis all : )
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
(clockwise from top left)
the 3 c's; clay, coffee and chocolate, sedum in the front bed, sketches, miss marley napping in the office, my bird vase with Whitney Smith's pod vase, trimming bowls and making my mark!
I had the great pleasure of meeting and hanging out with Whitney when she was in town doing a wholesale show in February, I helped her out a bit with set-up and in return she gave me this vase and one of her pretty plates. I feel so lucky to look at this each day. There is something very calming and motivating about her work : )
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Also, I am figuring out how to add a web catalog to my site, and have taken many group pics to show how to build a little set. I love this combo, first because it is a huge improvement over my old sushi platters, this one is bigger (7 X 10) and has a nice foot so it floats on the table! It is also big enough to use for serving but not too big to use for yourself! And add in a tea cup to make a dessert set, or even breakfast. Next up will be making some pretty food to style into the shots! The Mr. will love that!
Have a happy day!
(platter, tea cup)