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Re: MORE pottery, including my 'table' at Nov. sale gobbledygook

Posted by Kath on May 19, 2009, at 22:07:17

In reply to Re: MORE pottery, including my 'table' at Nov. sale Kath, posted by gobbledygook on May 18, 2009, at 22:37:14

~ ~ I don't know if I'd have the energy to take all my stuff & set up more than our 2 sales/year. Perhaps once my son isn't living with us any more/has his life more together - I expect I'll have more energy. Also DH wants to retire in about 2 years. Mind you, we'll be moving to the country, so I'd have to see about a kiln & our finances will be reduced, so not sure if the hydro would be affordable for that, but at that time, I'll see what I think.

> Your dishes are very pretty - I bet you'd sell a lot of these at all kinds of
> craft fairs.

~ ~ Thanks. I LOVE painting the butterflies & dragonflies. I take AGES doing it, with very small brushes. My brooches aren't on an album yet, but I LOVE painting very very small scenes on some of them. Like river's edge with bullrushes, flowers, birds in sky, etc. Some of my brushes have only about 12 hairs in them - really fine.

>I love the "peacock black pearl" finish on your wall pouches.
> They remind me of a ceremic/glass wall sconce in my bedroom. I wonder how your's would look with a light inside it? I think they would make
> very cool wall sconces.

~ ~ That's an idea. The light wouldn't shine through the pottery though, but maybe I could make a candle holder with a nice wide, deep bottom part, for safety, & the light would be shining against the back of the stand! Thx for 'sparking' an idea!!!! I like coming up with practical items for Raku. You can't use it for food, etc - it's not food-safe. Also, can't use Raku vases for water! Dried flowers only. I made some nice business card holders once. Most have sold. My therapist bought one!

> Kath, my best friend's also an artist, and she's had her work in all kinds of stores...artsy, mainstream, and even Neiman's, but she prefers to sell at art fairs as she gets to keep most of the money.
> It's hard work, but she has a great time traveling all over the country,
> and sometimes makes good money. She gets beat-up a lot by her family because they don't think she has a "real" job,but I tell her that she is a
> true success for following her dream - I'm very proud of her!

~ ~ too bad her family is like that! Jeez. they should be proud of her doing what she loves!

> Please do keep posting your beautiful work, Kath. It's called art therapy - for me, much more therapeutic than talk therapy.
> So, thank you.
>
> :) Gobbledygook - a sad, but lovely turkey.

~ ~ - thanks for the encouragement & I love that it is of value to you!!!

Maybe one day you'll be a happy turkey!!

xoxo Kath

 

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