Treasures in Cracked Pots

Well, what do ya know? Today is my one year blogiversary! Let’s celebrate with a long overdue post, shall we?

In 2007, I started my love affair with mud. Clay to be exact. That was the year I took my first pottery class. Talk about joy! I left every class singing. That’s where the name Claygirlsings comes from. Throwing clay, as it’s called, seemed to awaken something in me that was dormant. Unfortunately and primarily due to the cost, it’s been a couple years since I’ve created anything new, but that is about to change thanks to Groupon – I’ve got a discount for a class at our local studio!

My largest creation was the size of a vegetable serving dish. I was quite proud. This beautiful bowl took shape fairly easily and was aesthetically pleasing to the eye. As I finished trimming it, I was feeling like I had arrived as a potter. This was going to be gorgeous. It was nearly ready to set aside for firing, when suddenly – SNAP! (more…)

Bitten by the Craft Bug: Jewelry Holder redux

Somehow I recently started browsing some fantastic craft blogs and I am hooked! I learned years ago that I do best with projects that can be started and finished in one to two sittings, otherwise I completely lose my motivation to finish. Exhibit A – a coffee table I bought for $1 about 5 years ago. It had water rings and some gummy stuff on it. It’s been sanded down to the original wood for about 5 years without completing the job. I’ll finish it someday. I hope. It’s actually moving into our living room which is next in line to be painted (swatches are up on the wall, only two colors left in the running!). Once the LR is painted, then I think I’ll be motivated to finish the coffee table to complete the room.

Onto the Jewelry Holder! (more…)

  • Hi, I'm Janice. I'm part bookworm and part creative. I love both science and music (and the science of music). I'm stumbling around trying to grow closer to God. Click the photo to read more about me.

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