Friday, November 29, 2013

Mata Ortiz Pottery

Mata Ortiz Pottery by jmcraftygal
Mata Ortiz Pottery, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
Six weeks ago on a trip to Mexico my DH purchased these two Wedding vases made by the potters of Mata Ortiz. He was on his motorcycle and had them shipped UPS, they finally arrived this week.

There is a very interesting art story behind this style of pottery. Detailed in a book called the Miracle of Mata Ortiz. In short a young boy, Juan Quezada finds ancient pot shards as he's collecting firewood for his family. He experiments until he is able to duplicate the methods used to make, fire and decorate the ancient pottery. Through all this he becomes one of Mexico's premier Artists and saves his small town of Mata Ortiz in the process.

To find out more, read an interview with the Author Walt Parks of Miracle of Mata Ortiz here: Stanford Magazine Article

Or for Eye candy check out the Google image files for Mata Ortiz Pottery


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Snowflake Christmas Card and envelope

Well the Christmas Season has begun and here is my first homemade card.

It features the Stampin Up! Festive Flurry suite.

Thanks for your visit!

Entered in
Die Cut Divas Nov-Dec Challenge
Bastel-traum Christmaschallenge
Christmas Cards All Year Round Nov Challenge

For Vintage Collage Ornament Swap

Made for the Vintage Collage ATC Yahoo Group annual Ornament ATC swap.
Supplies Stampin Up!

Spooky tree ATC's

One more fall themed item. I made these for the Lets Swap ATC's Flickr Group- Owl Swap.

The background is simply done by swiping distress inks across the paper in a diagonal movement then topped with glitter glue. The Stamp is from Stampin Up! Best of Halloween collection.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sweater Weather Owl Card

Sweater weather Owl Card by jmcraftygal
Sweater weather Owl Card, a photo by jmcraftygal on Flickr.
It's been a while since I did a crafty post so I decided on a Thinking of You card!

The supplies for this card;

Stampin Up!
Card stock - Naturals Ivory
DSP - Sweater Weather
Stamp - Sassy Salutations
Inks - More Mustard(R), Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip & Encore Gold
Stampin Write Marker - Chocolate Chip
EF - Chevron, Beautiful Barogue
Owl Builder Punch

Gold Marker and Googly eyes

Thanks for the visit! :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fall 2013

First frost-SnapdragonsFirst frost-ChrysanthemumsFirst frost-Rose HipsFirst frost-Mist rolling inHappy Fall!

Fall 2013, a set on Flickr.

Hello all! :)

I'm back now from a wonderful month at the cottage where I spent my vacation gardening, relaxing and watching as the season changed to fall.

The lake has been a busy place, full of migrating waterfowl as they stop over on their way south. Last week was first frost and I snapped a few photo's to share of the flowers.

Hope you've all been enjoying a lovely Fall too!

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