This photo by Flickr User Hannah * Honey & Jam is so serene and beautiful. Large part due to the colors.
Posts Tagged ‘blue’
Black and Blue
My latest procrastination craze has been going through my taste test results on Etsy. If you haven’t used that feature yet, you should. It makes finding amazing stuff so easy. Also you should check out the curated lists I make on Etsy for your guide to awesomeness. I know it can be tough sometimes to search on etsy, but if you follow people with a good-eye, like I do, you really stumble onto amazingness. (Have I uses amazing enough in this post? Come on Marie at least use thesaurus.com!)
all this to introduce you to a shop that stopped me dead in my tracks, check out the incredibleness (I am using the thesaurus!) that is GraceDesign.
Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to a new series that I’m kicking off today for my blog that I call: Inspiration. In this weekly post I will pose the question: “What Inspires you most?” to fellow handmade artisans. What I love about this question is its potential to evoke a diverse and perhaps surprising answers. It can also inspire you, the reader, to open your eyes and consider if what inspired the artisans, could potentially, inspire you!
For our first installment, I would like to introduce to you Lindsay Emery, the porcelain clay artist behind Suite One Studio. What initially attracted me to Lindsay’s shop was its cohesive feel. Her wares truly come together and expresses a delicate beauty. From the obvious delicacy of the porcelain Lindsay uses, right down to the creamy color palettes that she so skillfully glazes with. What made me love her shop even more was the discovery of her commitment to do everything herself by hand as much as possible (a philosophy I also use in my craft). Lindsay not only does not use molds to make her vessels, she also makes her own glazes! I am so happy that Lindsay decided to take part in my inspirational inquiry, and was so impressed by her answer!
So, Lindsay, What Inspires you Most?
“I am most inspired by the modern moment. I love this point in history that we find ourselves living in. The commercialized and mechanized world which is paired with wild wilderness and untamed nature. While the cities are growing there are places where weeds still grow unrestrained and the land rolls on and on.
My work is a fusion of these elements. I love nature and am inspired by the natural world, so I work with soft organic shapes. I also have a strong attraction to bright commercial colors influenced by the commercial world, so heavily concentrated in rich, bold inks and pigments. These radiant hues influence my glaze formulas almost entirely.
Our role as humans living in this moment is particularly fascinating to me. We need objects in our lives to go about our daily tasks, just as humans always have. There is a timeless to my craft which is complemented by this unique experience in time. My pieces are designed to reflect us; all of us in this modern moment, and the things we value.”
I just came across these beautiful handmade lampwork beads by Davinia Design and thought must share with blog readers!The simple yet completely captivating designs and colors are only enhanced by the fact that they are made in Venice, Italy the best spot to find hand crafted glass. I went last year with my mom (I was so lucky!) and I got to visit Murano Island where most of glass making traditionally takes place. Below is a photo that I took while there last September, the soft color of the canal really echos the blue of the beads!
I thought I would add a pop of yellow into your blog reader for the weekend. I certainly need it considering how rainy it’s going to be here in Montreal. What are you all doing for the weekend? Answer in three words or less!
I DARE YOU!
mine is: create beautiful jewelry.
I adore Golly Bard‘s watercolours. They are so clever. This one is a bit sad, but I love it all the same. What do you all think?