12.26.2009

Pretty paper, pretty ribbin..pretty bows

( Does anyone out there know that tune??) Its that time of the year where I get seduced by all the wrapping paper that you can find. Endless amounts of glitter, color and patterns. My favorite image at Christmas time is the night before Christmas when the tree is surrounded by boxes dressed up in all sorts of colors and images. Yesterday when we were unwrapping gifts I stashed away some paper that came off of a box my sister had wrapped and sent to us. She has the same fixation on paper that I have so I can always count on her for some nice graphics to horde away!
Sadly today I'm putting away all the wrapping and convincing myself that I don't need to go out with all the rest of the crazy people to buy my wrapping paper for next year at 1/2 price, even though its killing me not to do this!
I instead thought I look on the web for vintage wrapping paper images and save some of these images for a later time.
Maybe I'll print them out and tape them in my sketch book.

Today I was thinking how last year I didn't feel the need to get out to my studio for a few weeks after Christmas. This year my mind is turning and thinking sooner than it did and I think I may get out there next week and start on a few things. My kiln is in real need of parts and repair so that is first on my list. I'm hoping by the end of January we can move some things around in the house and have a central location for all my books, teaching material and work stuff - more of an office enviroment I hope. At the moment my "work" area is sort of stretched along a long hallway.

Joey and I also have plans to get my etsy site up and running. From what I've read and learned from many of you, this may be a good avenue for someone like me to explore. I enjoy changing things so much that at times I think galleries have a hard time keeping up with me and my lack of consistency. Since I like working this way I think marketing my work myself may be a good thing and hopefully Joey and I can keep up with the posting that need to be done on Etsy. We'll see!

I hope today everyone is having a good time playing with all the Santa toys they got!

9 comments:

Pam said...

Please do get an etsy site going. I absolutely love your pottery and would be one of the first to buy some. I live in the midwest, so getting to a gallery that carries your work is a bit of a challenge.

Linda Starr said...

I love wrapping paper and fabric too; I think they both are great inspiration, some wonderful designs there.

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Awesome christmas paper.
I think an Etsy shop is a great idea :)

Ron said...

There you go...fans of your Etsy site already! Cool paper. I'm feeling like getting the studio next week too.

lanarossa said...

Definitively go with etsy... I bought one of your pieces at the Raleigh show and I want more!

Patricia Griffin said...

Don't know that tune, but looks like everyone is singing your praises and want to see an ETSY site. Best wishes on the new year!

Jen Mecca said...

Wow guys, thanks for all the support! We'll see what the two of us can come up with soon. Jen

Anonymous said...

The name of the song is Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses.

whitewitch said...

I used to collect gift wrappers with beautiful colors and designs, just like the ones you have posted here. I hate to see such beautiful artworks thrown away when they are obviously worth far more than the purpose they serve.