Sunday, March 24, 2013
|On the left: my rug and painting, the right: watercolors by Lisa Manning|
Dot’s Dream House
“I don’t eat off anything else. It makes washing dishes a pleasure. It makes preparing food a pleasure. Your relationship with an object somehow transmutes all those other things.”
Michael Stevenson commenting on the ceramics of South African artist, Hylton Nel.
Our world is filled with objects with which we interact constantly. What if these pieces no matter how humble were well crafted, truly beautiful, and inspiring? What if they made our homes cozy, joyful, unburdened, and fun? Could we feel free to be ourselves, then? The Dots dare to dream . . .
|Row House Print on Tote Bags|
|My Stash Baskets|
|Row House Print on Tea Towels|
|Table display featuring various vessels|
|Stash Basket and Vases|
|Rag Rug and small collage paintings|
|I sold the painting on the left. I finished the night before the show--literally last thing made.|
|Succulents in Joanna Goss' April pot and in a bunny pot by Lisa Manning|
|Cozy Corner of random pillows and rag rug|
|Joanna Goss--recipe cards|
|Lisa Manning--ceramic wall vases and shrines|
Thursday, March 21, 2013
PS Her is the link to the blog post of the making of the fabric I received from the UK: Elephino
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Also from my trip, I gathered patterns for the painting. The bottom is based on a rug from a thrift shop "Pretty Penny", and the top is based on a decorative paper-lined counter-top from a hot chocolate cafe "Bittersweet". Both are on College Ave. in Oakland and as wonderful as they sound!
Sometimes I think that a cat would be the perfect addition to my sunny studio, but allergies and my housemate cat haters keep them away. Could I have a kitten squirreled away in the folds of fabric or baskets of yarn absconded like the baby alligator in a shoebox under Alexander's bed detailed in a favorite childhood storybook? Sadly, I think I have to be satisfied with the neighbor's orange, outdoor cat who waddles over to our porch for afternoon naps and sometimes asks to come in.