I am trying to get ready for the upcoming holiday season shows. I have several in October, lining up some for November and at least one in December also. I will be updating my website Shows section as the locations, dates and times are confirmed.
In anticipation of some great shows, I have been making jewelry and tile pieces like crazy. I have to get working on more ornaments as well.
Up til now I had only been painting my little driftwood pendants with an off white painted tree design. I decided to try the black paint on the light wood colors and I think I love them! I have also begun using stone beads above the pendant instead of the metal beads. I found some beautiful agate and jasper on my vacation in Oregon this summer that I think simply accentuate the wood tones. I am pretty particular about which beads I use for each necklace.
I've got 15 tile pieces in the kiln that will be mounted on wood. Some of them I am pretty excited to see finished. I tried a close up of a giant tortoise and a close up on a hare as well as some leaves, trees, an owl and other birds. Oh yeah, and another little mouse. Fun Stuff!