Sunday, January 24, 2010

Custom Homes in Clay

My apologies for being very quiet lately! I was contacted by a new customer, who wanted some hearthomes, but she wanted larger homes. Ok, I can do that. She ordered 3 very large, 17 inches!, homes. So that is what I've been working on for the past 2 weekends. I'm about half done. In between working on the large houses, I've been working on some mini hearthomes. I will be participating in an Art Festival in Georgia in May, so I have alot to create by then. I need to have enough to make a good display for this festival. It will be my first! So, I will try to keep up with updating what I'm working on for the next few months.
So here is a sneak peak at one of the large hearthomes...
...I will post photos of the finished version when it has been fired and glazed.
Looking forward to a possible snow day tomorrow to work with paint and/or clay! Its already sleeting!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sale in Original Etsy Shop

Etsy Shop Sale

$50 purchase...FREE Shipping!

To go along with the celebration of my birthday, I am having a sale in my original Etsy shop. I have marked everything down in the shop and I am offering Free shipping with a $50 purchase. This shop has paintings, drawings, and fish tiles. I have been so busy working on clay houses that I offer in my 2nd Etsy store, that I have not promoted this shop, Beth's Art and Clay Designs, much at all lately, so I thought I was time to offer a sale and give it some promotion. If you stop by my Hearthome shop on Etsy and make a $50 purchase, mention that you saw this promotion, and I will give you free shipping over there as well! Come check out the mini hearthomes that I've been creating! New designs will be listed soon!

So stop by and check out what I have in both of my shops! Celebrate my birthday with me!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Half a Century? Really?

I can't believe it really! I don't feel like it, but I had a big birthday this week and turned....gulp...5..0! I really do not like that number, but I'm trying to get used to it! I had a wonderful day of birthday wishes on Wednesday...the big day. My students hugged me alot and brought me birthday cake and my sister sent me flowers to remind me that I was turning this number! My friends who are already past that number assured me that it wasn't bad at all...that is was actually pretty good! Really? Ok...We'll see. They tell me that you don't put up with crap from people anymore. That you get to the point where you don't care what everyone thinks. Well, that does sound pretty good to me. I have always been one who worries about what other people think of me, but I have noticed lately that I have been caring less and less about those things. So here's to being...5..0! I sure hope that it is a good year and decade!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Teresa!
New Years Eve is the birthday of a longtime friend of mine. I met Teresa 20 years ago. We instantly got along and became good friends. We've both been busy raising our kids, but we've always managed to keep in touch and get together on many occasions. She even worked at the same school, where I teach, for awhile. We are the same age too. Actually, she is 14 days older than me. So her wonderful son gave her a surprise lunch party for her yesterday (during her lunch hour). For this big birthday that we are having, I had to create something special just for her. Here is a photo of Teresa and I right after she opened my gift! So, here is to Teresa! Happy Birthday and a Happy New Year to all of my new friends!
"It takes a long time to grow old friends."

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