Making bad art on purpose

I am in a place of making a lot of mistakes with my ceramics. I joke that I am actually making a bunch of very large test tiles that holds large quantities of coffee. One of the teachers in the studio suggested I make actual tiles to test techniques and glazes. And maybe at some poinnt I will. But there is so much to practice and learn and explore, I just assume make the damn thing and let it be imperfect. 

I went through the same thing years ago with dyeing and spinning. And I still have times where I am shifting my methods or color sense, experimenting. But with the yarn, I have been doing this for quite a while and am better able to salvage any disaster in some way or another. 

But I love ever one of those mugs. Not making much else, I love hand made mugs so very much. 

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

I am a big fan of most of HBOs series. This one was really quite good. Great soundtrack, beautiful location(ahhhh.. Monterey, CA in those gorgeous big houses along the coast. Great casting.  But I have to tell ya’ the ending was a bit confusing like some details were missing. That is kind of a given when it comes to movies are even worse TV adaptations. But this one was pretty off. Today I literally bought the book so I could read the details of the last chapter. Yeah, they left out some pretty important stuff so what I am assuming was supposed to be a big shocker at the end, was vague at best. Going to go back and read it all. 

Today’s art meditation

Today’s art meditation


Usually I sit down to journal with nothing more than some washi tape and maybe a good thin sharpie pen. Today I am adding some props and a little soul work. I didn’t realize I was feeling so anxious, but today found myself officially on anxiety meds. So working some woo with my art journal today using a pendulum for a little energy clearing, some Idaho Blue Spruce to raise my vibration, and some Kambala jasper for peace. 

Today’s page

Today’s page

I am all about using my every day ephemera. No combing the antique stores for vintage photo to add butterfly wings and dunce caps to. No weird vintage medical or botanical illos. That is not a record or influence of observing my day. And for fuck sake it has all been done already. I want to use my own junk mail and photos and receipts. 

Or Easter candy wrappers as the case may be…

Friday 5: Five random pix from my week

Friday 5: Five random pix from my week

I am writing this from my phone. How awesome is it that I can blog from my phone anywhere, like in the car, or on the John. I swear I am not blogging this from the John. I am however hanging out in the living room, don’t want to go downstairs to the studio computer where all the photos live. So today I am giving you 5 images from my phone that encapsulate my week.


No. 5: Size matters

I am at that point in my ceramic study where I am trying to get a feel for how big to make my mugs. Shrinkage happens. What I think is reduculously huge, turns out to be on the big side of average. The mug on the right was laughably large when I pulled it off the wheel. So here I am recording scale of my new carved mug so I can see how it shrinks once finished.


No. 4: glass feathers

I am making some fused glass feathers for a wind chime. Yes I am still making tons of glass puddles. But while I am working through my stash of broken pieces to melt, I am making this.



No. 3: cats stealing the dog bed

Ballsy…


No. 2: I made yarn this week

Read the post here


No. 1: my favorite journal page this week

I am working through a month long journal challenge. Check it out on my Instagram feed.

Off to paint more pages… what are your Friday 5 today