Tote Central

Show day is this Saturday and I’m not in a panic. No. Not me. I’m only running back and forth between the printer, the clay oven, and my tables in a frenzy to get everything ready. Yes, there’s always this feeling right before a show because all of the things you forgot to think aboutContinue reading “Tote Central”

Relaunch Day Is Coming!

The end of April is here and I’m deep in preparations for my first outdoor event of the year. My signing pen is ready for my books that will be on the corner of my table and I’m doing my best to organize the tornado that happens in my studio before a show. While I’mContinue reading “Relaunch Day Is Coming!”

Creating Your To-Do List

I’m typing away and feeling good because I have hand cramps. Why am I feeling good? I’m happy because I know I’m getting exercise on the keyboard and with my art as I get ready for my first spring show. Something else that was good for this week – my husband dragging me out ofContinue reading “Creating Your To-Do List”

Event Prep

Monday is here but I thought I would talk about my Sunday routine and how I get things done on a busy schedule. My creative wheels are turning faster because my husband and I got into an unexpected spring show in Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 7th. I’m working on all the prep work becauseContinue reading “Event Prep”

Homework Day Again

Class is in session again today because I just watched another part of the Master Class with David Sedaris. He had another point that I would like to share. I don’t know how many of you carry around your phones or notebooks to take notes when inspiration strikes but he had advice that needs toContinue reading “Homework Day Again”

When Art Meets Literature

If you ever toured my workspace, you would find an abundant amount of art supplies, stacks of books, and an old vintage typewriter. My love of writing and art has followed me through school and into adulthood. Building up skills in both has helped me with titles, marketing, and graphics for posts. I’m also thinkingContinue reading “When Art Meets Literature”

Celebrating 502 Posts!

I had to blink twice when I looked at the number counter for in Evernote for my posts because I reached 502. I’ve blogged the equivalent of 38,000 words when all of my posts are combined. Basically, I’ve written the length of a novel and I should celebrate! Feeling like someone in a recovery groupContinue reading “Celebrating 502 Posts!”

Find A Niche

Anyone for leftovers today? My mother-in-law sent us home with zip lock bag full of ham before we rolled out the door from our family Easter lunch. I guess we don’t get casserole dishes all the time, but then she must knows us. Her dish wouldn’t get returned for weeks and my own mother lovesContinue reading “Find A Niche”

Observation and Asking Questions

As we get to the end of the week, it’s time to update you on how my class is going. When I hit play for my Master Class with David Sedaris, I felt like I was sitting down with him in the same room. His advice wasn’t too over the top or complicated when itContinue reading “Observation and Asking Questions”

My fingers are in spasms because I’ve spent the last week making miniature piggies and dumplings with smiley faces that are smaller than a thumbnail. You would think that something so small would be easy but using needle tools to sculpt takes patience and steady hands. As I go through the journey of relaunching anContinue reading

Classroom Notes

Who needs a comedian when you have a husband who started following dad joke channels on YouTube or subscribe to jokes of the day. Whenever he learns a new one, he asks, “want to hear what I heard today?”, upon entering the car when I pick him up from work. I always say yes andContinue reading “Classroom Notes”

Class Time Again

I have no idea if we’re going to continue to get all seasons in one day up here in Minnesota, but I’m layered for all the changes. While out thermostats fluctuate I start to think of summer humidity survival. My body sleeps better in the cold and I always picture myself sleeping on an iceContinue reading “Class Time Again”