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October 2017 Yarn Club: Claude Monet

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

About a month ago I mailed out the 2nd installment of the Fall 2017 Yarn Club, and that means it's time to show it off! The theme this time around is inspired by famous art and artists, and this month is one that you all probably already know; Claude Monet’s “Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge”. You can see and read a little about it here. This scene means a lot to me because it means a lot to my husband’s parents, who love the scene so much they built a replica of this bridge over the creek of their old house. But...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (09/27/17)

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Whoa. Wednesday. I almost feel like this should be a "Why I Haven't Been Blogging Wednesday" or "What Happened to September Wednesday" ... but maybe I'll wrap the post up with some "What's Been Going On". First, though, what I've been working on! In ceramics I am ashamed to say there is not much. Oh, well, there's a lot, but so much I don't feel I'm making progress on anything. I just bought a TON of new bisque to glaze up and put some holiday/limited edition things in the shop for the Fall and Winter, so expect those to start...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (08/16/17)

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What are you working on this week? I'm feeling more excited and motivated by ideas than I have in a while -- whether that's because summer is almost over, or I'm gearing up for some craft shows, or I'm just feeling a sudden creative and motivational spark, I'm not sure... but I'm loving whatever it is! In ceramics, I'm working on both the August mugs (late) and the September mugs (early). I may actually wind up switching them, because I've had a lot of interest in the September mugs already, and I'm going to be travelling the week I was...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (08/09/17)

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Well the *big* thing I'm working on this week is the end of the fourteenth and start of the fifteenth year of marriage to That Poor Man (happy anniversary, sweetie!). But I do have some work-related things, too! In ceramics, I'm working on my next collection (in chocolate clay and glazes that will really pop)... I'm working on both the August and September mugs ... I'm evaluating things for the holidays and deciding what, if anything, I want to make that's special for shows. In soap, I just had a small soap update (I think everything should have at least...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (08/02/17)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 Y'all came really close to getting a picture of me trying to wade through 226 unread emails to find the three I need to answer this week! I mean, I am working on some things in the studio, but it's one of those weeks where I'm not sure if my pictures really accurately reflect what I'm working on.    In ceramics, I'm working on both the August and September mugs (August will be a little late, like July was... September should be back on time!). I've also finally had time and space to start working on the Sharon collection, and...

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