Friday, May 26, 2017

A.W.O.L.

I know I've been absent for a while. The two or three of you left who still read my blog are possibly wondering what's been going on, so I thought I'd fill you in on what I can.

As you know, Mr. ShellHawk and I are in the process of parting ways. The past weeks have been a whirlwind of packing the house and preparing to move back to Los Angeles, emotional highs and lows, going-away parties, divorce paperwork and the everyday things one has to get done in life, like feeding the dogs and taking care of the house. And laundry. And more packing.

And getting rid of pretty much my entire studio. :'(

It's a bear to move a lot of heavy things from Northern California down to Southern California, and then have to put them in storage for an indefinite period. I figured that by the time I pay for the storage, I could have saved enough to buy that equipment, so I decided to let it go. I hate to do it, but I feel like letting go of a lot of things will, ultimately, clear the space for new things to happen in my life. And it's not like my kiln is The Sacred Kiln of Antioch, or anything like that. It's just a kiln, and they make more...

Although I'm sad to leave Folsom and all the wonderful friends I've made here, I'm excited to get back to L.A. and start over. I get a great opportunity for a "do-over" of my life; I get to re-write my script, and that's incredibly exciting and freeing. 

I'm looking forward to new studio space, new sculptures, new clay friends. I'm genuinely excited to see what my life will look like a year from now. I'm excited for the new body of work I get to create!

I'm excited for my new life.

So next Saturday, I pile into the rental truck with my friends driving my car (and my dog) behind me, and I head south.

For my new adventure...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Stewie's New Gig - I'm SO Proud!

Stewie, who once graced my front yard at Halloween, has gone pro, as many of you are aware.

I just ran across this picture, posted by Joel Watson of Heartstoppers Haunted House (now a part of DireWorld).

Makes a momma/creator proud!

Makes me itch to start making a new monster for my next display in L.A....

Thursday, May 4, 2017

I'm a Creep

It's been so crazy with packing and getting ready to move, I haven't had any time to post. But I did get the hot tip on this amazing version of Radiohead's Creep.

Click the pic to listen, and prepare to be incredibly impressed!

Friday, April 28, 2017

New Ornament

This year's Hallmark Horror ornament's release will include Ripley!

From the Bloody Disgusting article:
In celebration of today’s Alien Day, Hallmark just unveiled this year’s brand new ornament based on the franchise, which depicts the iconic image of Ripley inside the P-5000 Power Loader from the totally badass finale of James Cameron’s Aliens. The ornament, available on October 7th, is easily the coolest (and most detailed) pop culture ornament Hallmark has ever put out.
I know what's going on my tree this year...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Guest Potter at Oak Park Brewing Company!

Soooooooo... This here's a visit with a fellow potter and great young guy who has a fun vlog, "The Apprentice Potter," on YouTube.

We met up at Consumnes River College and struck up a nice friendship, which has continued even though the college system booted me out because I've taken all the classes I can. (Effing budget cuts!)

A couple of corrections for the video, though...

I'm an investor, not an owner.
The art featured is arranged by one of the folks at the Brewery, not by me, although I support it completely! (I wish I had come up with the idea, but I didn't...)

But, enjoy the video. And ignore how many times I lick my fingers, 'cause, DAYAM! That sauce was GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The End of an Era

I'm moving!

Soon. Don't have a date, yet, but it's happening.

Mr. ShellHawk and I are going our separate ways, and as a result, I need to see what I can do about lightening up on my shop inventory before I move on to greener pastures.

To that end, I reduced the price of my comfy t-shirts by $3.00, and if you enter coupon code NEST2017 at checkout before April 30th, you'll get an additional 10% off. You can also use it on anything in the shop with a minimum purchase of $16.99.

Also, it would be a financial help to me, which would be very much appreciated! :D

Please feel free to share this post or the coupon code on your favorite social media to boost the signal!

Thanks, kids!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rainbows

Photographer unknown.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Or, as we called it down the pub, "Amateur Night."  ;)
Click on Kylemore Abbey for a wee Irish playlist... Click on "Play all."

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Little Upgrade = BIG Help!

Tools.

Potter's tools. Sculpting tools. Everywhere! All over the studio.

Always in the way of something else.

I've had the idea of getting them organized for a long time, but the actual doing it hadn't come to pass. Until now!

I had some pegboard hanging around since we moved into this house, ten years ago. The previous owners had left it, and I wasn't about to throw it away, so...

Yes, I can be a pack rat. Let's not go there, o.k.?
I had hubby replace the brackets I had there already with longer ones, and then we attached the pegboard. I have a ton of the doohickeys you use for pegboard, lurking around in a giant Ziploc baggie in one of the garage drawers (also from roughly ten years ago), so it was just a matter of digging through them and figuring out what layout was going to work out.
It gave me the opportunity to see which tools I had and how many, so I don't end up buying more of the ones I already have. I love that they're all in view, in easy reach, and organized!
I'm a bit bummed that I had to ditch my Trick 'R Treat movie poster. I've had it in the studio for a long time, and I need to find another place for it. I'm running out of wall space!

For those of you wondering, those lovely, hand-made wooden tools are from Burlchaser's Etsy shop. They're spectacular to work with and inspiring to look at!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Light Reading

Been haunted by my demons recently, so that's why no posts for a little while. Back soon! :)
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