|rockin' light switch covers|
I've tried to fit in some clay work in the in-between times, but it hasn't been easy. For some reason, this show season's just kind of HAPPENED, and I am not prepared! My inventory seems to be smaller than usual this year. I even had to turn down a big show because I didn't have enough stuff to fill the booth. That being said, I am gradually increasing production of things that have been moving well, mainly the light switch plates and other 'affordable' items. I've taken to buying boxes of the plates as that way they are a little less pricy and if I get in the mood, I can make a dozen or more. These neutral-colored rock ones are quite popular, and even though I enjoy making them, I find them a bit tedious. So every once in a while I shift the color palette to much brighter things, like these tropical ones.
|colorful palette 'subtropical' plates|
With the horrible weather we've been experiencing the last couple of days, our climate is anything but tropical but maybe that's why I made them. Actually, part of my inspiration for those was at my last book club meeting about a week ago. The hostess of that get together lives in a building that has an enclosed atrium that reaches all the way up to the top floor, probably sixteen or more levels. Although not at the very top, she lives above the full grown trees and her outer balcony, which actually is enclosed, looks out on the lush foliage below. Her balcony space is decorated in a very south-sea fashion, like a lanai, and it's all so warm feeling. She even has the natural 'music' playing to complete the setting. The bamboo curtaining sets off her one side from the neighbour's and she is on a corner, so the privacy is complete. I'm thinking the first or third of this triad would go well there.