Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bits of Fall

Art Studio Window
Halloween 2014
Super Girl
Moon Pottery
Pumpkins in a Row
Cat Starburst Sun
Castle on the Hill Oct 2014
Metal Pumpkin
Unmade Bed
Stone Letter Press
Upclose White Cross Stitch
Onyx Thyme
Top of Stairs
Painted Leaves
Pottery Collection
White Cross Stitch
Our fall has been filled with goodness. On Halloween night it drizzled rain and was chilly but that didn't stop our light up stick figure and super girl. Odyn's costume was such a big hit - he even would stop and pose for people including a police man who drove by and a pizza delivery person. Our town is wonderful and filled with such kind hearted people. The police were even handing out candy to the little ones. We walked all over the neighborhood, until little hands were too cold and too wet to go any longer. Damien was determined to just stay home this year, so he handed out candy with my mom. 
There has been such a chill in the air lately. We lit our fireplace last night for the first time this year. I'm a true believer that fall doesn't end until after Thanksgiving, even though there are Christmas and winter decorations everwhere. My pumpkins are still out and I painted leaves to make a Thanksgiving garland. 
My making ideas have been over flowing lately. I've started a cross stitch, that I plan on framing and hanging in the dining room. There has been more and more art pieces being hung up around the house. Right now, there is a pottery wheel hanging out in my dining room corner - it's too cold to work out in the garage. My pottery collection is growing and growing and with it my skill. The other night in class I made my biggest bowl to date. While we save to get the kiln up and running, I'm starting to clean out unwanted fabric to put in the shop, plan out the studio space in the garage, and work on a new online space. Such exciting things to come in the months ahead.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkins, Apples, Oh Pie!

Fall Door
Apple Orchard
First Apple
Bag Full
Fall Damien
Fall Corn
Granny Smith
Family Apple Picking
Fall Aries
Willow Arbor
Sunflowers passed
Ripe For Picking
Pumpkin picking
Fall Farm
Pumpkin picked
Odyn's Pumpkin
Picked Apples
Pumpkin Stem
My Pumpkin
Onyx Apple Amazed
Pumpkin Mantle
Spooky Mantle
Onyx sleeps
Apple Pie 1
Fall Candle
Halloween Mantle
Apple Pie 2
We have picked our way through fall. There is still a pile of apples sitting on the corner of my dining room table waiting for something to be done with them. There has been over 4 apples pies made, applesauce, and a large pile given away.
The leaves are making quite a show around here. Some trees look like they are working inside out, changing their leaves to a bright yellow leaving the rims still green, while others look as if they are mimicing a flame. Once they have given into the wind they twirl about in the air to do one final dance - which in turn makes the cats all wide eyed and crazy.
Our giant pumpkins are proudly displayed by our door and the house is all decorated for spookiness. The oldest decided he was too "old" for trick-or-treating this year, which secretly is breaking my heart into a million pieces. But the other little ones are excited to bring home their bounty of candy to gobble up and have their costumes all ready. 
This time of year always begs me to sit down and start some projects. Right now I am working on a baby quilt for a co-worker and preparing our garage to turn into a clay studio. There are projects I've pinned, ideas jotted down, and every week go to pottery class. Tomorrow I get back another batch of items from the kiln, some of the best I've done so far. 
While I seem to be documenting my day to day far better on Instagram then on here lately - I can't wait to share all my fall projects.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Fall Beach
Sunflower Field
Damien Portrait
Stonington CT
Odyn Portrait
Mermaid Door
Old Pottery Mill Site
Stone Lighthouse
Aries Portrait
We visited the site of an old pottery mill this weekend. The kids had fun running on the pier, looking for broken pottery that still remains on the shore from the 1800's. Sail boats seemed to dot the blue crisp water, while puffy clouds drifted over head. It felt good just to get out of house. To take a drive into an unkown town, explore, and spend a day together.