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——> Update: Comments turned off!! The winner will be announced live Monday night @ 8pm central time!!! It’s time for a giveaway! 🎉 —>The prize: $300 to spend on anything in my online shop! Yep, jewelry, pottery, art...or a little if each! You can even put it towards a commission piece. Think of all the gifts you could give to yourself....cough...I mean....to your friends! —>For ONE entry, you must do ALL of the following: 1) Like this post 2) Follow me in Instagram 3) Tag two friends ....and 30 seconds later, you are in it to win it!!! 💪🏻 **One additional entry for every two additional friends you tag. 💃🏼 —————— You have until October 13th @ midnight before this coach turns back into a pumpkin. I will announce the winner by doing a live video on Sunday. Good luck! ❤️
Tomorrow, I will be posting a special giveaway! Make sure you stay tuned for the deets (that is short for details...because, I’m cool like that).
Weird topic. I love to eat. Like, give me all the cheese dip and pasta and bread. I’ve been pretty lucky because I have good genes...However, it is catching up with me. Especially when I don’t work out like I use to. I saw a pic of myself about 6 years ago and was like, hmmm, yep I need to get back there. I am not a big girl but when your “fat” pants don’t fit, it’s time. And you know what I’m talking about....every girl has “fat” pants. I have several stages of these pants and I refuse to buy any larger pants. I guess I’m telling you this so I can be held accountable. I am going to try some exercise but, eating better is my goal. Feel free to ask me how I’m doing or to slap a burger out of my mouth. Hopefully, these are the only Golden Arches I will see for a while. #willpoweroverhappyhour #yeahrightnotgivingupwine #willexcerciseforwine 💪🏻🍷🏋🏼♀️
Coasting through the week like....✨ ————— “Pattern 1” - Shop update on Sept. 23! ❤️
Good Morning! It was definitely a studdly weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Copper Young fest! Despite all of the extreme heat and sweat, you showed out! I definitely felt the love!! So nice seeing old friends and meeting new ones! I am so thankful for you! ❤️🎉
It’s Wednesday. Time to get over that hump. If Wednesday were an animal, I suppose it would be a camel? Hmm, now I’m going to have to think about the other days...I’ll get back with ya. 🤔🐪 ............ Anyways. These three earrings are my usual “go to’s”. They will literally go with just about anything. Which one is your favorite? ❤️ #humpday🐫 #tuesdayisdefinitelyasloth #whyisnttgereaslothemoji
Morning. A new day. A fresh start. Another beginning. ............. I got my panties in a wad yesterday after opening the kiln to find some unpleasantness with my coasters. It really put me in a funk. After pouting and pondering for roughly a half hour...I unwadded my panties, took a deep breath, and tried to fix them. Whatever I find today, I will not let it put me in that mood again. It’s very detrimental to the soul and destroys creativity. 💪🏻🙅🏻♀️ #nottodaysatan #jesustakethecoasters
Rows and rows and rows of nakedness. Glazing this evening to get a load of these lovelies into the kiln tonight. It may be a long one. No worries though, I have a bottle of red to help me out. May jump on in a bit to do a live video...because, why not? 🤷🏼♀️
I was going to post about it being Tuesday, but...it is in fact, Wednesday. (Goes to pour more coffee). ☕️
I hope your Monday is as juicy as these bad boys. ❤️ ...................... Goal #342: Get these coasters in the shop by the end of the week. I suppose I could offer these as “made to order”...still pondering. .................. As impatient as I am, “made to order” things have always been so poopy...like, I want it now! But now that I am on the other side, I totally get the MTO. You only have so much space to store your wares. 🤷🏼♀️
(SOLD) Happy Saturday! We are zoo bound this morning. What’s your favorite zoo animal? Don’t get me wrong, I love all the animals but my favorite part is the petting zoo (aka- the farm animals). I know, I’m weird. .................. My relationship with the zoo is actually a love/hate. On one hand, they are super cool to watch but on the other I’m like...you really should be out there in the wild. But, I’m hoping most of them were injured or what not and couldn’t make it out there by themselves. At least...that’s what I tell myself. 🤷🏼♀️ ............... “Where Rubber Meets the Road” :: 30 x 40 :: mixed media :: This piece is part of my show at the Botanic Gardens in Memphis, up until the 29th. Not sure if this piece has sold or not. DM for purchase. ❤️🌹
It’s always good to look back on your week. To reflect on the goals you accomplished and the areas of lacking. This wasn’t a work week for me but I still had some things I needed to check off...exploring, play, and most importantly, rest. As creatives, we are constantly on the go, mentally and physically. Sometimes, we just need to think about...nothing. It’s like hitting a reset button, giving ourselves a break from, well...ourselves. Allowing our minds to just be...without deadlines and our worst inner critic. To stop and smell the roses. 🌹
A lot people say that their happy place is the beach. For me, it’s much more than that. It’s my place of renewal. It refreshes my soul and clears my mind for new ideas. I feel close to God here, maybe because of the power & vastness of the ocean. I really feel like I need to be here at least once a month...sigh. ❤️🌊 #takemetotheocean #bigwater #anybeachwilldo #washedashore
Working a little today...trying to get some of these pretties made and uploaded to the shop. If you don’t know, I own an art studio and we have camps for kids during the summer. While this has been our best yet (320 kids!!), it has not allowed for a lot of clay time. We have one week left and I can see the light!! Stay tuned for shop updates!!! ❤️🙌🏻💪🏻
Local peeps...I will have an art exhibit @ the Memphis Botanic Garden for the month of August! It will be a breadth of work that I’ve had in my head for a while. I’m really excited about this collection which is called “The Hidden: Looking Isn’t Always Seeing”. You will see the theme played out differently in the pieces. A reception is being held this Sunday from 3:00-5:00. Please feel free to come and have a drink and a morsel with me! All art is for purchase which will be available for pick up or delivery at the end of August. See you Sunday! #memphisbotanicgarden Ps- This piece is titled, “Winding”.