December 2014

Sippin’ on gin and juice

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A few new flasks I’m putting in the shop these days.

Historically, flasks have been my biggest Christmas seller but these days people are all about the wallets. I’ve got quite a few orders in the queue. Those and my puddle earrings. Have I mentioned what a total runaway success those have been? I don’t think I’ve ever made anything that’s done as well as those little earrings.

On the one hand I’m surprised because they’re just simple circled. On the other hand, I absolutely get it because the colours are so¬† beautiful I can’t stop staring at them. So smooth and glassy and bright!

What are your holiday plans? This week is the week of the party for me. I had one Saturday and one Sunday. This week I have one tonight, one Thursday and three on Friday. Plus, two instances of work-related food celebrations!

If I can give one tip to employers it’s this – don’t underestimate the motivational power of a free lunch. Maybe my personal financial instability is what causes me to straight-up thrill at free food, but I am actively looking forward to the work week as a result of this information.

Now if only I could convince them of the value of a Friday beer cart…

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Super quickly (off to a Supercrawl meeting – we’re accepting visual art submissions for 2015. Have you got one?), here’s a wallet I just made.

Block-dyed with the Bruce Peninsula…

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Wow hi! It’s been a while. For the Americans, this will be timely. For everyone else, not so much.

We spent this Thanksgiving (way back in October) up north with my best friend Karen. We met when we were about six years old and bonded over a bag of Teddy Grahams. You can hear her singing here.

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There was a lot of just hanging out on this trip. The weather was so beautiful, how could we resist paddling around the river and drinking beer on tiny islands…

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Much guitar too.

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And eating.

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There was a bit of work too though. Chopping down tree stumps…

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And Sean panelled the cabin!

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Happy Thanksgiving north, south, east and west.

That’s all for this post but I’m hoping to have shots of some new stuff up. I just bought a new, much larger kiln in anticipation of a 2015 show so expect it to get all enamelled up in here before the year is out.

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