Sunday, February 14, 2010


Well I've spent the last few days networking with many other artists who have shops on etsy, twittering, Facebooking, Blogging. I have almost 50 fans on my Facebook fan page. Thank you everyone. I am hoping to get many more. I am really impressed with the number of fans many of my fellow etsyians have. Staying hopefull that many fans equal many sales. I have come across so many talented artists it it truly overwhelming.

I will pick and choose those artisians that I especially like and share them with my friends, family and customers. Hopefully they will do the same.

I know the networking end of things is so important and yet it is my least favorite process. I love being in the studio and just creating. I know if you don't network no one will know who you are and no one will find you and then you have no sales. Grrrrrr!

I am going to set up a shop with Art Fire and a couple of friends said I should give e-bay a try.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Well my muse is calling me. I think she wants me to stop sitting at the computer and start glazing the pieces I made the other day.

Have a Wonderful Valentines Day.
Testing to see if I can post from my phone

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Throwing clay on a snow day.

Well it's been snowing all day. Didn't get as much as the weatherman expected but it was enough to shut down the town.

So I spent the day down in my studio throwing clay. Came up with a couple of items that have potential. I find when I've been away from the clay for awhile my muses get a little quiet. Had a hard time getting started and deciding just what to do. When I get stuck like that i start to look through old magazines, art books even catalogs to get me inspired. Once i get past the artistic block then throwing or even the slap work comes flowing.

I guess sometimes it's just a matter of doing it. Even if I don't like what I'm creating it's ok. Somehow when I get passed the "what the heck did I make" to "ok not so bad" I am satisfied.

It's just a matter of taking that first step. That first handful of clay or those beads and findings and just letting it decide what it wants to become. Most of the time I'm happy. And on those times I'm not....well there's alway tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Sheffield Pottery road trip

Linda and I went up to Sheffield Pottery yesterday. (Linda and I have been friends since high school. Our kids practically grew up together. She makes pottery also as well as all the crocheted items in our shop. But just like me pottery is her first love.) Picked up some fresh clay and some new glazes. This is definetally my favorite road trip. We get so much inspiration when we go. They sell alot of pottery made by many of their customers. I wind up just browsing and getting some good (i hope) ideas. Sometimes you need to really take a look around you to see the things that can get your creative juices rolling. Granted I do have my muses but sometimes they slack off.

I have been wanting to make some ceramic pendants for awhile now. So I picked up some new glazes that I think will look really cool. I will post them asap.

I've been trying to really promote Doublemuse now that 2010 has started. I hope with the help of all my friends, fans and family this will be a good year for my business.