Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween, but the older I get the less fun it is. That is probably my fault :-).
I was invited to a party tonight, but I have been in creative hermit mode and I declined.
Porcelain has stolen my heart and that is what I will be doing, glazing my first porcelain pieces.
I will venture out for a bit though as I love seeing people dressed up. I hope you have a lovely and sweet day, what are your plans? xoxo

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Gift of Words

Tonight I want to give you a gift:

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds,
it will get you nowhere,
live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a
Revelation. -Eileen Caddy

If you are to advance,
all fixed ideas must go.
-Joseph Campbell

Progress always involves risk;
you can't steal second base and keep
your foot on first.
-Frederick Wilcox

These are words to live by. At least to attempt to live by.
Love you, XOXO

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Max the Hero Cat

This is Max and he is a sort of hero around here and also a killer. We had a mouse come in yesterday and he ate him (or her). I do feel sorry for the poor mouse, but I am also happy that Max deals with it for me, so I am a bit torn about rather Max is a good or bad kitty :-).
I have been busy making and glazing ceramics and will have more to show in a week or so.
The jobs come and they go, I am learning to trust where ever I am at the moment. It is a hard lesson to learn, but I am learning it. What are you learning today? Happy Tuesday! XOXO

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Taos Mountain

A few photos for you. I finally have some days off, I have been working hard all week. I am so grateful for the work, but I hate how my days blur together and how I have no time for art or my animal kids. There is something about it that is soul deadening, but right now I do it because it seems I must. However, I have the next three glorious days off and I think you all know what I will be doing :-). Today I have finally listed a few ornaments on my ETSY site. And now I am off to glaze. I have much to catch up on and I will be visiting you all a bit more too. Happy Saturday! XOXO

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Something to Share

I am so excited. I finally have a little something to show! The first ornaments have come out of the kiln and I am proud of them. Much better than last year. I am playing with ribbons and backgrounds for the photos. What do you think? Any input would be helpful before I list them on ETSY. XOXO

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday! Yes!

Finally it is clay day. I thought it might never come after 5 days of working. I am very grateful for the jobs, but I missed my porcelain :-). Don't worry I am not going to do another post about clay. Rather I want to talk about how we so often stand in our own way. I realized that the reason I don't make my living doing art is because I don't fully trust it nor do I perhaps feel deserving. I am working on these issues. I pulled a Zen card the other day that said
"He who stands in his own shadow and wonders why it is dark". Says a lot and I am listening.
Not that I am in the dark, but I do so often stop my own success by the negative thoughts and beliefs I carry around. I have also realized that you have to treat yourself how you want to be treated, so I am giving myself a bit of down time and letting myself just be today. Float about a little and read, watch the birds. But first to the kitchen to play with clay! Tell me dear ones how you are being good to yourselves this weekend. Happy Sunday! XOXO

Thursday, October 15, 2009

More Fall in Taos

Tuesday I worked for a wonderful woman(thank you H!) who lives surrounded by 20 year old Aspens and their babies. My camera would not take them all in, so here are just bits. Lately the trees here have been heartbreakingly beautiful. I am super busy with jobs and glazing, but I wanted to peek in and say hi. Blessings today.XOXO

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Porcelain Update

Thank you all for your words of lovely support. I had a wonderful Sunday and Monday working with the porcelain. No troubles at all. I kept it simple making only a cup and ornaments and pendants. Too soon to tell if they will make it to the final stages. I received a finished bowl back today, made with the porcelain mix and was very disappointed in it. I have so much to learn about glazing. I won't be posting that one as I really can do so much better. I have been doing ceramics for a year and a half and I feel I should be better. I know there is a huge learning curve
and I will try to be patient with myself. Okay, enough. I promise I should have some ornaments to show next week! I hope you are all having a great week. XOXO

Sunday, October 11, 2009

This is the Day!

Up early and excited to get started on my porcelain. I have so many ideas that I am overwhelmed a bit, but I will narrow it down to ornaments and cups today :-). First I have to reorganize the room where I store all my ceramics that are drying and waiting to go get fired, my little room is getting very full! I can't wait until some of it is ready to sale and give away.
You will be the first to see them. Off I go into this beautiful Sunday morning full of blissful anticipation of what is to come :-). I wish you a wonderful, joyful Sunday! XOXO

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Taos Mountain

We got a little snow yesterday. Winter is on it's way. I am off to an art show of a friend of mine, who is a photographer from Berlin. No time to chat, but I wanted to say hi and share these photos. Have a wonderful Saturday. XOXO

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I know you probably don't care one bit, but I have been told that I am ready for porcelain and I have a big bag of porcelain clay to prove it :-). I have waited a year and half to be able to finally work with the clay that I adore. I have been working with B-Mix which is a porcelain mix and it is lovely, but I want the real deal, so come Sunday, you know what I will be doing :-). I just wanted to share my absolute pure joy :-). Happy Thursday.
P.S. What are you all joyful about right now? XOXO

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cat Kids

The other morning I caught the cat kids all in bed sleeping.
Thought I would share :-). Must get back to clay...XOXO

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Random thoughts...

It is Sunday! Yay! Of course I will be spending the day making all manner of clay items. Hopefully I will have some things to show soon. It is a lengthy process waiting for the things to dry then fire then glaze then fire again. I think it takes about 4-6 weeks total from start to finish. If I had my own kiln (sigh) it would go a bit faster. I dream of a huge studio with lots of light where I have my ceramics on one side and my painting and drawing on the other :-). I have been dreaming a lot lately, it is so good for the soul.
I watched a lovely film the other night called "Gigantic" and I am still reading "My Life in France" by Julia Child. Yesterday, I helped a friend unpack books and I found Julia's first cook book! How excited I was! I think having lots of interest in life and a passion for many things is the secret to happiness, don't you? What are you passionate about today? Happy Sunday! XOXO

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall in Taos

Fall is my favorite time of year. Yesterday I took these photos and there was so much beauty I could hardly contain myself. There were a lot of shots I could not take as there was no where to pull off the road, but I took what I could. It was a very rainy, overcast day.
Other than that I am submerged in making all manor of ceramic items and I am very boring to talk to as all I want to talk about is the wonder of clay :-). Happy Thursday! XOXO