Saturday, February 23, 2008

under the covers

I saw it coming and quickly ran out to get some supplies (juice, ginger ale, tissues, soup). First the Mr. was achey then a cough. Then a whole day spent in bed, I tried my best to avoid it but those dang bugs love me. Monday I worked my fingers to the bone in the studio thinking, if there is work to do I will not be sick. Then... tuesday morning came and that was the end of me. I'm sick, it's been verified that it is the flu. UGH!!!!! I have so many e-mails to answer and so much to do and I still need more sleep, so please be patient with me. Orders will go out later next week and hopefuly I'll be firing again by mid-week. I took a quick peek just now out on the nets and there is so much new goodness, oh I want to be a part of it. But for now, if I can just take a nap without a painful coughing attack I'll feel like I accomplished something. Take care out there.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

sneak peek & working out the kinks!

Testing wares can sometimes take time, the vases are a sneak peek of the type of designs I am working on. The inspirtation is mainly from pine cones but seems to be seen on birds and fish. Not to leave out textile design and of course flowers. It is complimented with my fence pattern which is something I doodle all the time. It's a good way to divide up a page when sketching or when making notes. It also works well on grocery lists, when you need to visit more than one store!

I 've been quiet the past week, busy making samples and working out kinks in color, firing and process. I feel close to showing an entire new line of wares that I feel reflect my natural drawing instincts. And somehow it all still feels like little flower. I was reading the book Craft Inc. , in the section that they interview Jonathan Adler he talks about descriptive words for his work, a motto maybe? I came up with my 3 words to make sure what I am designing is what I'm actually aiming to do. They are "sweet, lovely and modern" which is my new tag, I also added handmade for obvious reasons! I will be back soon with another peek into the studio, I have a little side project going on that I am very excited about and I hope you will be too!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

in my life

In the little flower studio: new dinnerware sizes and shapes have been decided, the making is in full swing.
In the little flower office: learning to use the built-in laptop mouse and moved onto my new computer(at long last!)
In the little flower girls's life: obsessed with my new line of wares and chatting the Mister's ear off about how the table will be set. also sketching like a mad woman!

Currently listending to: Juno soundtrack (which just might be better than the Garden State soundtrack)
Reading: like every other woman has! eat, pray, love which is pretty good so far

So, what's going on in your life?