There’s some painting going on….

Painting my signs has led to painting almost anything that I can find.  There just are not enough hours in the day right now!.  I had some fishy frames cut out and primed already so I got to painting them this week.

Fishy Frames

These will have mirrors in them.  I have also cut out some larger octo mirror frames….eeekkkk….can’t wait to get these finished!

octo mirror

Hope you are having a creative week!

Happenings……

Years ago {like maybe 8} I was a sign painting fanatic!  I LOVED it and I am not really sure why I stopped.  We had some scrap wood lying around the house that was the perfect size and I had some new sign ideas in my head, so I’ve become a sign-painting-fanatic again!

Here are just a few that are ready.  I will have a bunch more finished by the end of the week.

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Now that the paints are out and I have a paint brush in my hand, nothing is safe…..

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In the above picture is a mermaid sign that I started when I had a retail shop space.  I never got to finish it and now have this burning desire to finish it and hang it in my pottery studio.  I also have a bunch of antique house shutters that have been stored away.  They will soon have some fresh paint, a mermaid, an octopus or who knows what, on them!

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Speaking of painting…….this Friday is a pottery painting session at the studio, around happy hour, for ladies.  They will get to paint either a mug, wine glass, beer goblet or margarita glass.  It is going to be FUN!

Goodies Creeping Out Of The Studio

I have been doing a lot of teaching the last few weeks…..A LOT!  In between classes I have been creating some new items, filling orders, thinking of new classes…….

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The wall hanging above will be on display, in Nassau, at an Abaco Tourist Office booth to promote Abaco.

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New pottery pieces.

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And lots and lots of new hand dyed fabrics!

~~Pottery Classes~~

The wheels in my head have been turning, trying to think of new classes.  Everyone, young and not so young, has so much fun doing pottery painting that I thought some people might be interested in a Pottery Class.  In this class you would learn to build a piece from raw clay, learn how to clean it, paint it and then take home the final result after the firing.

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I am working on the details for a kids’ pottery class over the summer, and an adult evening class.

If this is something you, or your kids, would be interested in please let me know.

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In the next few weeks {still working on finalizing a date} I will be hosting another Paint Your Pottery event in my studio, for adults.  You can come and paint a piece of pottery, sip on a nice beverage, have some laughs and snack on some appetizers.  Stay tuned for all the details!

Silk Scarf Painting

A few weeks back 10 ladies joined me to paint silk scarves.  Each student left with two hand painted scarves.  It was a four hour class, and we enjoyed lunch together, as well as some refreshing sangria.

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The first method was applying the dye to the scarf in a small plastic container, which gave the scarf a hand dyed look, with a lot less mess.

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For the second scarf they stretched their scarves on a plastic frame and painted the dyes on with a brush.

The results were fabulous!  Each one was very unique and beautiful.

Eight of the ladies then displayed their scarves in an art show, in the community of Bahama Palm Shores.

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At that show I took a scarf on a frame so visitors could try their hand at it and create a community scarf.

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Fun was had by all.  I think their community scarf came out pretty good!

~~SPRING SALE~~ This Friday!!!

The Spring Sale is happening this Friday (March 20th), from 10am until 6pm.

There will be fabric specials, giveaways & great prices on some of my handmade pieces.  I need to make space for some new fabric that is on its way, so there will be specially priced fabric bundles.

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I will also be offering pottery painting on a selection of items at really GREAT prices……like $5, $10 & $15 per piece.  I have odd pieces leftover that I would just like to move out of the studio, so I am offering them to you at a special price.  After you paint the pottery, I will fire it for you and return it to you in about 10 days.

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There are things from fish to snowmen; picture frames to candle holders; creamer & sugar sets and much more!

I have a huge inventory of handmade pieces that I created, that I am selling at super-duper prices.  Some of the items are sample items that I have made, some are class samples, some are just items that only two or three are left of.

There will also be homemade conch chowder, snacks and sangria to keep your belly happy while you shop and view the studio.

Come out, bring a friend and get some really great deals!