Table – After (see “before” photo in our May blog post)
“After” square table for the patio. Free-hand trees are not my strongest suit, but for us in the back yard, I am happy. Found one of the paint colors at a very reduced price (.75!) at the Re-Store. It is a place to purchase inexpensive DIY project materials. (I suggest you have some idea of what you are going there for, or it can be somewhat disappointing.) Second location is set to open mid-August in Omaha on 108th & Maple. Proceeds go to raise funding for Habitat for Humanity.
I’m pretty sure fall was on my mind while I decided what to paint on this and in the selection of color. It’s been brutally hot outside! I imagine coffee on the patio sitting next to this table when things cool down.
I am posting a link you to an amazing video of flowers opening.. I have never seen anything like it…click on this: La vida de las flores
Then, hit the arrow on the screen in the lower left corner. If you have speakers, play the music with it. Very cool!
Tomorrow, a garden art post. STAY TUNED!!
We will begin our participation in the Outdoor Markets this coming Saturday, June 4th. There is free parking in the garage on Farnam on the south side of Turner Park on 31th Avenue between Dodge and Farnam. We have lots of new things this year! Pillows (with clay buttons), wine jackets, candle holders, vases, phrase plaques and lotion bars to name a few. Plus the regulars — like our mini dishes and recipe/note holders. Lots of new stamped designs… (*We have been busy!!*) Come enjoy the morning on Saturday between 9am and noon.
If you miss us this week, check out our Etsy store. Here’s the link: www.etsy.com/shop/creativeclaycafe?ref=pr_shop
I’ll bet you thought I meant anticipation! No, this is articipation. It is the excited feeling that a potter gets when they have their kiln loaded and running with new glazes – or new projects… Our patience is really tested here— not only does the kiln have to run the heating cycle (maybe up to 8 or 10 hours) but then it has to cool down enough so that it can be opened (another 10 hours). I have been through this so many times, but that feeling doesn’t ever fade! Now, I cannot wait until I get home from my “day job” tomorrow so that I can open the kiln and see what these newly fired objects look like!!! Now — you can’t wait either, huh? Come visit us this coming Saturday, June 4th at Midtown Crossing in Omaha. It is the outdoor market from 9am-noon and features local artwork as well as fresh farmers market produce. (Located in Turner Park just south of 31st Ave & Dodge Street)
Here are some of our new pendants. They have a wonderful beach theme and can be hung on a chain or cord as a necklace or as an ornament on a vase or a jar of shells! We love the feel and look of the coastal areas, so many of our clay items have a beachy feel. Come and see us at the Midtown Crossing outdoor markets this summer. I will post the dates as they come, but the first one that we will participate in will be Saturday, June 4th. Don’t forget… we have our items for sale on Etsy, at the Cottage Door in Omaha, and Eclectic Gift Shop in Valley. The link to our Etsy store is http://www.etsy.com/shop/creativeclaycafe?ref=pr_shop
Today, I had a show with my clay items at St Wenceslaus Church / School. It seemed fitting to participate for several reasons. One, I signed up… (no brainer there…) But secondly, it was just a little personal tribute of sorts to my mother who passed away this last Wednesday. She used to come with me to these shows and was so happy about helping me out. We would go early Saturday mornings to the craft shows and she would always pack a lunch so that we would have a noon meal all ready to eat. It usually consisted of her great tuna salad as a sandwich along with a little baggie of her famous dill pickles and another with some potato chips all carefully tucked into a brown paper sack complete with a folded napkin — kind of like what she used to make for me as a “cold lunch” in elementary school. I missed that today.
I missed her company and thought about her a lot today, although it had been years since we had done one of these little craft shows. She was always eager to help me out and was so supportive of my art work. I will miss her always. Thanks, mom.
I am incredibly new at this blogging business. I noticed yesterday that I had a multitude of views which was a considerable increase from any other day in my blogging history! (With the exception of an email that I sent out to customers last fall about my upcoming art shows during peak shopping season in which I included my blog website address—that made perfect sense to me.) In any case, the only thing that I changed of any significance is adding my blog/website address to my Etsy store information. Go, Etsy!! One final thought tonight before entering into my dream state: I will try to make my blog entries more informative and exciting since this means I will be getting more readers. And good photos! Keep on blogging and thanks for visiting!!
Visit our Etsy store! We have been busy posting new items as often as possible! These are some of our handmade earthenware clay buttons. The glazing picks up the texture left behind from our own clay stamp and is part matte finish and part glossy. It is a very earthy look for the perfect touch on a weaving, purse, garment or pillow. Here is our Etsy link! Happy shopping! http://www.etsy.com/shop/creativeclaycafe?ref=pr_shop
Here is our Etsy store link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/creativeclaycafe?ref=pr_shop
In addition to our items, you can search for many things on the Etsy website.