Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Things I'm making right now

I've got so many irons in the fire right now, it's hard to keep them all straight. Two shows coming up in the next three weeks, my 50 bird ornaments, the two sculpted jars, a commission of children's hot cocoa mugs for Christmas, and I haven't even started making work for the group show proposal my friends and I just submitted. Whew!

Here's some pics!
Here's the 50 birds, dried and waiting to be painted. They'll be Christmas ornaments or decorative hangings when they're done.

I've been scouring bird identification books for inspiration for painting all of these guys.

Here's the first 7 out of the glaze kiln. I just have to add ribbons so they can be hung.

Btw, I am having a contest on my facebook fan page, and I'm giving away one of these birds. To win one, just click "like" on my page to become a fan, and then find the post I made this past Saturday about the contest. Suggest my fanpage to your friends, and then leave a comment on my post saying you did, and you're entered! My fanpage is also the best way to keep on top of shows and other things going on with my work on a more regular basis (I'm much better about updating there than I am here!)

The contest ends this Sunday, and Monday I will begin listing birds on Etsy. If you live in Indianapolis, you can also purchase one at the Handmade Promenade Last Minute Market on Dec. 18th. I will be donating five of them to charity, and the proceeds from those will go to a local spay and neuter clinic, Face.

My jars in progress. I haven't started painting the cat girl yet, and the creepy girl is half done.

The cocoa mugs I've been asked to make as Christmas gifts. I think they're gonna be cute! They're kid sized, so a little smaller than I usually make.
 This last thing I'm making is a collaborative effort, and it's still in progress...

I got my first ultrasound today!

Our little punker in progress, Baby Maddy.


eef said...

yay!!!! a girl!!!! =]

i gotta make you a penguin... i want a bird... think i'm out of felt though... =[

15 Painted Cups said...

I should look around and see if we still have felt. We had a ton, and we never use it. I really want one of your penguins!

Heedless said...

The birds look great...and so does everything...

helen said...

The birds are my favorite too - but always on the look out for nice handmade cups.