Monday, December 16, 2013

brown paper packages

I love presents wrapped simply in kraft paper, and have been collecting inspiration on this theme on Pinterest. Here are a few of my faves.
photo by Chelsea Fullerton
photo from 30s Magazine
photo from Artifact Uprising
photo by Amanda Wright
photo from Little Girl, Big City
photo by Rachael King
photo from One Fine Dae

Saturday, December 14, 2013

thank you Jamestown Art Center...

...for a lovely, easy, holiday art sale. And for this, which I found in the loo...

...well said! Though I don't know who said it. Let me know if you do.

Monday, December 9, 2013

ceramics by trish riley
in a shoppe curated by beth kirby of local milk

I am completely enamored of everything that Beth Kirby of Local Milk bakes, styles, photographs, writes, curates. A modern Renaissance woman, a huge inspiration, from Flickr to Pinterest, Beth invites into an enchanted, somewhat dark, dreamy and yet oh so real world of her creation.

Her latest stroke of genius is an online holiday pop up shoppe called Sweet Gum Co. Trish Riley, one of the featured artists, presents a playfully organic, earthy collection of hand pinched pieces. Her bio is wonderful. My favorite part:

Each cup, each plate, each bowl [Trish] makes, she strives to not hide her hands and the textured, lumpy nature of clay but rather to reveal them. She celebrates the imperfections in her work; they help her, an imperfect & messy woman, to connect to her creations. It’s that relationship between her, the clay, and the human that finally lifts her art to their lips that drives her.

All photographs are courtesy of Beth Kirby of Local Milk

I strive to embrace imperfections like Trish Riley, personal and in my work. It is a journey and a process of letting go, I think.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

trunk show at Butterfield, Providence, RI
Thursday, December 5th, 5 to 8 pm

Butterfield is a gorgeous home decor store and design studio located in Wayland Square on the East Side of Providence, RI. Worth a visit, if not today, then someday definitely.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

big thank you to Southern Living

for including gleena wee teas in their Holiday Gift Guide this month. what a gorgeous issue with so many decorating ideas and yummy recipes!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

so much to be thankful for

As the Thanksgiving weekend draws to a close, I am at home recovering from a minor injury at the studio. Or maybe not so minor. It happened this morning, and it is still hurting, and I might be out for a few days. It was a scary accident, one of those that happen so quickly, and one of those that could have been much worse.

But I am thankful for a friend that came over at a moment’s notice to take care of me, to drive me home. I am thankful for my family and friends that keep checking in on me. And, after the jolting experience of this morning, I am thankful for these simple peaceful moments from the past few days.
Berrie sniffing the ocean air, illuminated by the setting sun
the moment right after the sun blinks out at the horizon
the soft glow of porcelain in my cozy new home
the graceful wall sculpture made by my friend Paul