Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cow Philosophy

I've been given the opportunity to be a vendor at a new shop in Salem, 35 miles from my home.  I'm happy to expand my market, and the shop sounds like it's going to be pretty fabulous, so I'm way excited.  The shop is called Eclectic NW.  It will be all local area artists and craftspeople, 200 vendors but not set up like so many of these places are with individual booths or stalls.  Eclectic NW will be arranged like a boutique shop with everything in sections like housewares and clothing, etc.  It opens on June 1st and I have to deliver my inventory of 25 new works 11 days from now!!!  So I'm folding and cutting and looping in all my spare moments. 
This is what I'm working on this morning:
It's from a book called Cow Philosophy.  Really.  I love how it's turning out.  It looks better in person.  I wish it was Ovine Philosophy.  It sort of looks wooly :)
Here are a couple of other recent works that will also be going to the shop.
This is Pride and Prejudice :)
This is a book of seashells, not that you can tell from this awful photo :-/
I'm also still painting ceramics, just for me, because it makes me happy.  This is my most recent project.
Before firing:
After firing:
I have to say, I'm gloating a little over this one. 
Oh, and I suppose it has to be said today.  May the Fourth be with you.