My First Finished Ceramic Pieces…

My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life}My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life}Last week was my final ceramics class in the first session with Kristen Swanson. Not the last class ever, since I already signed up for the second session, just the last one is session one.

My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life} My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life}

The last class was all about glazing all the pieces we had made, which was super exciting. I had been itching to bring these babies home.

My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life} My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life} My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life}

Once they were home I was still excited and decided each one needed it’s own photo shoot.

My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life} My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life}

So that is what I did!

My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life} My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life}

I have been sharing these on IG and will probably continue with the next batch as well.

My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life} My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life}

So if you’d like to follow along, just check out my InstaGram!

My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life} My First Finished Ceramic Pieces... {an Art School Dropout's life}

The next session is all about tall cylinders, trays and matching cup sets! I am still so excited!!!!!

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Toy Photography & #the100dayproject: 015 thru 021

#100dayproject / Toy Photography {an Art School Dropout's life}

Here is my third post dedicated to my toy portrait series! It has been so fun to work on!!

It’s forcing me to think of background and scenery that compliment the toy and not just a plain white background (though sometimes that is the complimentary color) I have missed days here and there, BIG TIME, but that’s fine! This is my project and my schedule. If it takes 400 days to finish the 100 day project, then so be it!! :)

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Shop Update: Hand Painted Acrylic Jewelry and More PreOrders

Shop Update: Hand Painted Acrylic Jewelry and More PreOrders {an Art School Dropout's life}

This year has been all about experimenting and growing as an artist.

So this weeks shop update is all about surface design on jewelry. I drew up some wonky shapes, laser cut them out of acrylic, hand painted each one and then covered the tiny abstract painting in resin.

Shop Update: Hand Painted Acrylic Jewelry and More PreOrders {an Art School Dropout's life}

These have been so much fun to make and I love that each and every one is 100% one of a kind.

Shop Update: Hand Painted Acrylic Jewelry and More PreOrders {an Art School Dropout's life}

I also took some of my new ceramics designs and translated them to jewelry. These pieces are designed by me, then laser cut and engraved by me and then I fill in the engraved parts in different colors of paint. The finished pieces are so neat to look at and wear!

You can find all the new jewelry pieces here.

Shop Update: Hand Painted Acrylic Jewelry and More PreOrders {an Art School Dropout's life}

In other news, all of the Crafty Bitches Club tshirts have shipped. Once photos started popping up of people wearing them I got a lot of requests for more. So I have started a second preorder with a delivery of early July. If you want to get in on this second run, just click on over to the order page here.

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Studio Spring Clean Blog Hop 2018

Studio Spring Clean Blog Hop 2018 {an Art School Dropout's life}

A month or so ago Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin.com and Sew Much Cosplay put out a call for bloggers to take part in the yearly Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop. We were asked to take a photo (or seven) of our studio as it was and then clean it up and share the difference.

Due to being very sick with numerous chronic illnesses, I haven’t really sewn in my studio since last November, so it was a complete and utter disaster. It had turned in to a dumping ground for all my sewing and craft supplies, as well as my daughters supplies (I didn’t know about that part until I started cleaning). I am also redoing my fabric, craft and product storage in my workroom (I know it sounds weird that there are two rooms, but they are rather small and one just couldn’t contain everything) and I was storing a lot of the bins holding my fabric in my studio.

It was ridiculous.

When ever I needed to sew something real quick, I’d just use my machine that I had stashed away in the dining room. Again, ridiculous.

So I jumped on the chance to force myself to clean my studio up. I NEEDED the push so badly.

If you are curious about how bad it was, and then what it looked like afterwards, then keep reading…

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Ceramics Newbie

Ceramics Newbie {an Art School Dropout's life}

I’m 4 weeks into an 8 week wheel throwing course that I talked about here.

I have been sharing progress shots on IG and thought it would be nice to have them here too. I like to see progress.

Ceramics Newbie {an Art School Dropout's life} Ceramics Newbie {an Art School Dropout's life}Ceramics Newbie {an Art School Dropout's life}It has been so much fun learning and playing in Kristen’s studio. She’s an amazing teacher and very patient with me and my ridiculous ideas.

Like when I want a geometric top on one of my bowls, or when I put a hole in the bottom of a bowl and want to make it into a wind chime. Shes up for it all.

Ceramics Newbie {an Art School Dropout's life} Ceramics Newbie {an Art School Dropout's life} Ceramics Newbie {an Art School Dropout's life} Ceramics Newbie {an Art School Dropout's life}In a few weeks we get to glaze everything and I can not wait to see all these pieces finished!

 

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