Thursday, July 29, 2010

All a flutter


About 6 months ago I told myself it was quite alright if I never made another pot. Well, people kept asking for little plates and bowls at the art market and I caved in. But I was bored with the same designs. So just when I should have been getting ready for the bead show next week, I decided I really needed to make  butterfly plates and bowls which required making up a new set of designs. There are a bunch of these in the big kiln right now along with beads. It is firing. It almost didn't fire. I almost had a little (maybe big) teary session. But Sweet Pete to the rescue with a new plug and we are chugging along side of a tiny kiln of bronze pieces. Whew!

I'm off at 6 am for the 8 hour drive up to Wichita. I'm pretty excited about everything except for the 8 hour drive part. But it will be so worth it to get some of those wedding plans sorted and get that lovely bride a beautiful dress. Which in fact I am told may be difficult as there is a bridal convention in town this weekend. What the heck is a bridal convention? Well I guess I am about to find out. And I really am all a flutter with happiness at seeing my daughter and Tammy the bride and my soon to be grand daughter Alyssa!

Have a great weekend everyone.

18 comments:

SueBeads said...

OMG, they are gorgeous!!!! Are you parting with any on reserve?

Have a great weekend!

mairedodd said...

oooh - you have a most wonderful time! so sorry you had a teary session... but i am sure everything will be just beautiful - funny how all of a sudden, with other things to do, one can become compelled to make something completely different!

Marie Cramp said...

I LOVE the plates!! They are gorgeous!! I wish you make those in bead size... ;)

Joella said...

Sooooo pretty :)

Beth said...

What gorgeous plates--let us know if you are selling them

Prairie Emporium said...

LeAnn, have a great trip and a wonderful time in Wichita with family.

Beverly Herman said...

The butterfly dishes are beautiful. Travel safe. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding!

Cindy said...

I agree...your Butterfly pieces are beautiful and such works of art. I love both your beads and pendants AND your bowls and plates. That bridal convention will be one interesting/overwhelming experience! It's been years since I went to one, but I remember them well! Best of luck & fill us in!
Cindy

stregata said...

A time of change and emotional upheaval - bringing on new things all around! Your butterflies are wonderful!!
Have a great time in Wichita and safe travels!

Patti said...

Beautiful butterflies! Jewelry size pendants would be a fabulous idea! Have a great time wedding dress shopping!

AuntieAnnie said...

Beautiful butterfiels - and of course symbolic of change.

Michelle said...

Those. Plates. Are. Gorgeous! I love the bright blue in the center. Have a safe drive!
Michelle

TesoriTrovati said...

I feel a bit teary myself imagining all the wedding planning. And those plates with the butterflies are lovely. Transformations all around. Enjoy the day, LeAnn, and find a 'something good' in the 8 hour trip!
Erin

Silver Parrot said...

You know what I'm going to say, right? That you need to re-create those butterfly designs in bead size? In fact, I thought they WERE beads when I first saw the pic in miniature on my blog follower list LOL! I was all set to head to Etsy and buy 'em all.

翊瑜張 said...

More haste, less speed.......................................................................

Sweet Pea said...

WOW. Gorgeous!! :)

Pretty Things said...

Those are so beautiful.

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