Category: Personal

Those are the breaks

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After the death of a loved one, I create this piece. I didn’t show it to many, and honestly I kept it under my bed for a couple of years. I hesitantly brought it out for my first solo exhibition over the summer. I wanted to fill the space with as much work as I could. Unfortunately, the gallery where I was showing my work is also a venue for large gatherings. My piece got broken. I didn’t want the owners to feel obligated to pay the large “I don’t want to sell this” price, so I just took the broken pieces home and tried not to cry about it in front of them.

I mourn this piece. I didn’t get many pictures of it, and I regret hiding it away. I thought it was beautiful and it held so many of my emotions within it’s fragile fired clay. Tears were shed when making it and now tears are shed for it. That was the circle of life for this piece.

My husband wants to put it back together with some epoxy so I can hang it in my studio. That would be nice.

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Make art that feels good to make | art

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As an artist, sometimes I get too consumed with making a perfect amazing masterpiece each time I make art. But, that wasn’t the goal when I started making art. I started making art because it makes me feel good, it is an outlet, and it revitalized my soul. When you turn something you love into your career you really need to take a moment to remember why you fell in love with it in the first place.

Pieces like these are just fun and relaxing to make. I really love the finished product too. Exploring color and form can be a very enjoyable process. Plus, the bonus of thinking about awesome animals that I love!

dsc_0312buck feline

 

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Here is a short movie I made

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I hope this short movie I made will help to keep people warm during these winter months. Plus the bonus of kittens!

Seasons Greetings from

Dawning’s Art

and

Laughing Kamooks Mountain River Ranch!

 

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Playing with Pegapussy

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The Pegapussy I created for the snowboard I made for The Big Chill got stuck in my head, and I wanted to use her for more than just one snowboard. I have been playing around with her image and here are some fun pictures I created. I have also turned her into a T-Shirt! Shop Now

Pegapussy over Mt Hood

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Home studio planning

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Changing a living space into a multi-functional art studio:

The new studio will be the former master bedroom of my house. It has a separate entrance with a small yard and a bathroom. It is also right next to the garage. The studio will have my wheel, a big art table, a painting area with easels, a big TV for watching demos, and tons of storage for supplies. The garage will have a clay wedging table, an electric kiln, and a lot of clay ware storage. The Backyard is home to barrel firings and cast iron stove firings. I am not quite sure where the Raku kiln will go, but I am sure we will figure it out.

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