After a day of hard work (setting up the booth full of artwork and talking, talking) we have come to Saturday morning. If you’ve never been to the gathering, Saturday is the day of the parade. Claudia blocks off US highway 89 for the Greyhounds to march down the street sometimes in costume. Sometimes the humans are costumed as well.
If you’re wondering, no. No costumes for us.
But we will cheer on the others.
I am feeling the same way I always feel about the Gathering:
- “Wow, setting up the booth is hard work”
- “It is great to see all the people from last year and meet new people who are excited about their dogs”
- “We should move here”
Will try and remember my camera — take a few photo to post.
During the month of APRIL 2008 – $9 off all 6×6 inch TILES on my etsy.com store. That is a $24 tile for only $15! [Nearly 40% off…]
Buy one for you, another for your favorite Greyhound adoption group. Just choose your tiles, checkout, and I will send a revised invoice via paypal. Email me with any questions.
Through April only!
The 12×16″ tile set is something I do in limited production. This would be great to adhere, grout and frame — ready to hang in your dog room. This is the first of this tile set that I’ve done in this glaze. I’m totally loving it.
Here’s another etsy piece — this time a tile displayed on a small easel. And a couple of others too. Take a peek and let me know what you think.
In the art of clay there are
winners and losers… firsts and seconds… pieces which have minor imperfections. *Sigh* Imperfections. What a terrible word. Unless you’re looking at diamonds or an A-1 restore on a vintage Corvette why would anyone value perfection anyway? Isn’t perfection rather boring? But I digress…
I make things. With my hands. Out of clay. Subject to many variables. I love this process. But sometimes things don’t turn out as I plan. Ah. life.
These unplanned pieces of art are beginning to overtake my studio. I’m feeling frustrated. “Where do I put this piece?” and “How can I glaze these new pieces when the glazing table is full of other pieces?” and so on.
I need your help.
In the next few days, I will be adding boxes, sculptures and more to my store. All with deep discounts off the regular prices. I normally don’t do this type of thing, but I’m on a roll in the studio and need the room! Help! Tell your friends, your neighbor, your bowling buddy! Please!
Not that any of my Greyhounds would partake in such an un-elegant, un-refined pose as the “dead cockroach.”
And certainly not Winchester, “Mr.-100-pound-blur-of-brindle”…
This is my newest welcome sign design. Made from clay, fired, glazed, fired. Hang it inside or out. Find more at my etsy store.
Several years ago, Claudia of the Greyhound Gang approached me with an idea. I would create image of a Greyhound angel, then take that image an apply it to a medallion type object that would be one-of-a-kind just like the beloved Greyhounds people are remembering. Here’s how Claudia describes what she does with the finished pieces :
When someone you know has to let their greyhound go, you can make a donation in their memory and help hounds. The Gang will send an exquisite, large, four-inch medallion and cord, with a beautiful card to honor your donation. These elegant tokens, created by Sarah Regan Snavely, will express your caring for your friend’s sorrow, and your donation will continue to help greyhounds have lives after racing.
Neat idea, huh? I thought so.
So what did I work on today? More Medallions! Here’s a photo of the medallions in the wet clay stage. They’ve been rolled out, image applied, cut out, hole for hanging cut out and now will dry… sloooooowwwwly… so they won’t warp or twist.
Here’s the finished product and the drawing from which the clay image is based.
If you’re interested in sending one of these to a friend who has lost a Greyhound (or other breed!) this new batch of medallions will be available shortly at the Greyhound Gang’s website.
Added some porcelain pendants to my etsy store today. Four designs. Any suggestions for colors?