Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
In other news, the studio is progressing. Grouting the floor is a painstaking process, but it is looking really great. The shelves in the closet are painted, too. Several months of work will turn into decades of utility and enjoyment, though.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
[If you are looking for the 5th member, it's me!]
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Of course, I took it several more times, and the results were slightly different. I also hit on Traditional Country and Rustic Revival.
Traditional Country Even if your backyard isn't acres of farmland and you don't actually have a cow out in the barn, your house sure brings you back to a time when that was the case for many. You love spaces that feel casual and lived in. Furniture is practical and comfortable, and yet at the same time its very stylish. The best part of country style is how much it highlights collection and found objects. Antiques here, garage sale finds there and Aunt Milly's hand-me-downs throughout. Unique items that used to serve very practical purposes are now on display, and their history seems to permeate the home. Each space in the home seems to invite friends and family to come in and stay a while. There is a true sense of home felt throughout.Rustic Revival You can take kid out of the country but you can't take the country out of the kid... or is your theme "you can take the kid out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the kid?". Either way you play it, you are one of the unique individuals who loves a mix of modern and country. The clean lines of the modern softened by rustic/vintage elements is the perfect mix in your mind. And can we blame you? You've taken the best aspects of two popular designs and mixed them in a manner that appeals to young and old alike. A subtle background of white or light colors provides a nice canvas for all the wonderful flea market, eBay, or garage sale finds as well as the classic modern pieces that you love.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This Lively Lidded Vessel by barbdunshee -
DKPottery's mug -
I love the Birds On A Wire Jar by LaPellaPottery -
Friday, March 6, 2009
This last weekend, I went to a giant flea market called the Big Flea. It comes to town a few times a year, and I hate to miss it. I came away with a bunch of excellent finds - three printers drawers (21 dollars for the 3!), a kitchen scale from the 30s or 40s (for weighing clay in the studio), a number of stone switchplate covers, some vintage copper architectural details, wooden architectural pieces, sheet music from 1913 (written by W.C. Handy, father of the blues), and more. I am doing my best to keep the economy afloat, but I was heartened to see the crowds at the Dulles Expo center - assuring that I didn't have to do so alone.