Wednesday, December 31, 2008

it's a wrap...

2008 was agood year..this blog focuses mainly around my work-life, and there has been much progression since the beginning of 2008. i didn't start back bloging here until this summer, but to sum it up, i learned how to go big and started to get the feel for doing more sculptural work..i also took a stab at doing some production oriebted work, but quickly saw after about a month that i am not a production potter! i love production work, and have a lot of respect fpr the craftsmanship involved. my work is moving towards more of the non-finctional, and large one-of-a-kind pieces...also, i introduced much more color onto the sgraffito work, which feels great, since i want to be a painter when i grow up. i dabbled with some print design work, using the print gocco and slikscreen methods..this past year laid alot of groundwork for the vision i have of 2009..i have a plan and some goals, and am most excited for all the happy accidents that will happen and enrich my art all the more.. i am currently at the co-op gallery in town so i should go and mingle with some customers..happy new years to all!..thanks for sharing this adventure with me...i love you..really. be good to yourselves and each-other, create-live, be free.. and see you in 2009! tommorrow!;)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

nuevo..







here is one small mug 8 oz and one medium mug 16 oz..busy day, off to run errands and apply to a show, hike and eat food..there is just so much to choose from! on a side note, i sold some art to dubai..which is out near the middle east...this is the farthest yet that my art has traveled..dubai looks very futuristic from the show i have seen on discovery channel..i should deliver the package myself,no?

Monday, December 29, 2008

hello!









i'm back..did you miss me? i shure missed you!..i forced myself to take a break from the studio and biz..it is hard for me, i truly love my work...but it is good to let everything go once and a while. i feel re-energized, and full of new ideas..here are a couple of new editions to the etsy store...these mugs hold 20oz..and are pure vida baby! only $37.50 for your sippin' pleasure..stay tuned for a wrap up of this past year and my hopes and goals for 2009!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

new mugs up...








here are some little guys, hold about 8oz..the handles are attached upside down and pulled. i will do some more of these, i like the overall design....these were just a thought,...

Monday, December 22, 2008

book report..




...the text in this watercolor/ink/vintage book page says "resentments impossible to guess.."..and the other says "bright serviceable creature" and "unhappiest moments"..who knew i would get so much use out of "ethan frome" we were force fed this dry literary bread in high school..this is much more pleasurable really...comes matted 5X7, ready to frame, $18..in the ole' esty store to your right..thanks!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

checkout time..








r.i.p. tupac shikar....damn good groove "checkout time"..

Saturday, December 20, 2008

dentabling



watercolor.ink.vintage book page..i dig the gold-toof..which is the publishers stamp..hi-rolla!

Friday, December 19, 2008

inspired fridayz (video)


unreal artist, chet zar is an incredible painter, who also does special effects work for hollywood, and the band tool....if you don't like hard core music i would turn the volume off....also his work is on the darker side, so be warned..you do not have to watch this..so please do not if you are a scaredy-cat-type;)..

Thursday, December 18, 2008

little luna..



she is an enigma.....for sale in my etsy shop..$18..

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

bottle face..







here is the large(mostly tall) bottle form that came out of yesterdays' kiln...it is two and a half feet tall..a combination of hand building and wheel throwin' sgraffito madness..

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

king for a day...



this fella is the newest vintage 1920's book page original, for sale in my etsy store. ink and watercolor.. measures 5X7.5", and is coated with a heavy clear acrylic sealant, ready to frame..only $18...where else are you going to find an original for that price??? we are wheeling and dealing here folks, all art must go!...

Monday, December 15, 2008

new large jug picture






full-day...this jug is 26" tall. i spent a good while doing the sgraffito work on it. it is almost too big for my light box!..

Sunday, December 14, 2008

original for sale..


straight outta the factory direct, a new-style illustration done with ink and watercolor, on very vintage book pages from the thirties..dig it. only $18 clams, available in my etsy shop or just click here...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

two-face






just getting around to shaping up photos of some larger work. i will be updating my old-ass website(a year is old for my work) and getting a gallery portfolio together for jan. approaches..here is a face jug very large two feet tall. it was sold this summer. the money has been long spent, kinda wish i still had the jug. it was a beauty...off to emma worl-peace.

Friday, December 12, 2008

friday video.


on friday's i am posting some inspiring clips..this one is good.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

bossdog(video)


ever seen that movie, the beast master? well, this is the real deal...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

pre-sgraffito era (video)


here is the tall bottle form i will finish today...off now to take gramps to the doctors and emma to school..i am a great home-maker, no?..

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

sketched




bout' to start in on a head bottle...will take some video to show what i mean..here are some drawings on old book pages. i do not care for white paper any more, i want the dirty dirty..i am feeling the drawing vibe again, will start a portfolio to use in conjunction with my aunts embroidery business, makes some hats, shirts, hoodies..