Saturday, February 25, 2012

{La Petite Magazine} Issue #7 ...

The new La Petite Magazine (issue #7) just came out - just in time to cozy up this weekend & browse through the pages of dreamy, beachy goodness. What a perfect issue to get lost in as the wind blows & rain pours outside my window. It's a nice reminder that Spring just might in fact be around the corner. 

My, "For the Love of Books" article is on pages 148-50 & it's full of both nostalgic favorites & new book discoveries. I'm such a sucker for the water & the beach so this issue was extra fun to contribute too. So head on over to La Petite Magazine to be inspired & transported- there are so many wonderful contributions & features! You may even smell salt water in the air as you read... 

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La Petite Magazine - Issue #7

Friday, February 24, 2012

{Inspiration} Mr. Sgraffito has tea...

Chris has been super busy in the studio lately. With lots of new shows on the horizon & the big ceramic conference, NCECA, being held in Seattle- his studio has been buzzing. I wanted to give you a glimpse of a few of the new pieces that he just finished.  Do you ever wonder how someone like Mr. Sgraffito (formerly Cardboard man) would make himself a spot of tea? I picture it being brewed in this "radio flyer teapot" & sipped thoughtfully from this "staged kitchen cup & saucer".

Chris uses his surroundings as inspiration for his imagery & the teapot imagery comes directly comes from Sayer's wagon, chalk, & playing cards near his chalkboard in the hallway. Sayer noticed that right away & is quite taken with this piece. The tea cup & saucer imagery is taken from the interior spaces of hutch studio. These both are ceramic & show off Chris' love of the sgraffito technique. These pieces were just dropped off at the Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park for the upcoming show "Locally Grown: Thrown & Hand-Built Clay Show", opening on the 3rd of March. If you are local, you should drop by!

So, that's what is happening in the downstairs studio - when I'm in the upstairs studio... & Sayer is catching some ZZZZZs. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

{Music Monday} Clapping Song...

My husband teaches Sayer some fun songs & this one is the latest. He remembered it from his childhood - so I just had to look it up. They've been singing it & clapping around house for days. Happy Music Monday!


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