Friday, November 29, 2013
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
It features the Stampin Up! Festive Flurry suite.
Thanks for your visit!
Die Cut Divas Nov-Dec Challenge
Christmas Cards All Year Round Nov Challenge
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
The supplies for this card;
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, 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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