A home for wayward studio cats

A home for wayward studio cats

I spend many hours alone in my studio doing what I am passionate about, creating art. Usually it’s just me and my studio cats. The studio section of the building is raised wood flooring, making it a perfect place for a family (or 5) of Feral cats to make it a...
From making to baking

From making to baking

Today is January 24th 2017. That is an important date for me because today I will be firing my first glaze load of 2017. The reason I even care is because now I know how long it takes me to complete an entire kiln load of stuff! So I thought I would show you my...
Doodling on clay aka Sgrafitto

Doodling on clay aka Sgrafitto

I am a doodle lover. Not on paper though, I rarely do that but I have been known to doodle carve on my gourds so when I saw sgrafitto pottery I knew I found a new passion. It’s a neat process…but it can be a little messy as well. First you let the piece...
Pine Needle Basket Weaving

Pine Needle Basket Weaving

People ask me all the time how long it takes me to weave a Pine Needle Basket like this. The quick and short of it is…. a long time!!!  I weaved this basket last November at an Art and Craft show I was vending at. I don’t remember if I started it or ended...
Mama chicken and her babies

Mama chicken and her babies

Recently I have done a few gourd art pieces that are totally unlike my previous pieces. I delved into the world of the Gourd Chicken! This started as a request from a family member to make her a gourd chicken. Yikes, I thought, this is not my style. No wood burning,...
It’s no trouble, Trouble

It’s no trouble, Trouble

I knew this day would come, but that doesn’t make it any easier. My faithful furry feline friend is now in kitty hospice. After 18 years, a very ripe old age for a cat, he is rapidly declining.  The vet said his blood work is off the charts and he is in complete...
My first week in my new  studio

My first week in my new studio

Today is Friday. This day marks the end of my first week in my new studio. It’s been a wonderful, creative, muddy, passionate week. And I got some stuff made (always an important thing). Truth be told I even got to take a 15 minute power nap on my Reiki table....
Painting Party in Poteau

Painting Party in Poteau

Have you ever been to a painting party? Did you know that we do painting parties at Yellow Cottage Studios? We do, and they are so much fun! Even the hopelessly non-artistic, non-creative, can’t draw a straight line folks have come, had a great time and painted...
Moving my Studio

Moving my Studio

As you probably already know, I am moving my studio to a bigger, better location.  Remember when I said I would never paint another room? Well I lied! My new studio needed a bit a spiffing up, especially in the gallery and healing (reiki) room so once again I unrolled...
60 doing 60

60 doing 60

Sometimes I think I am absolutely crazy. I am always asking myself “what in the heck are you doing?” Here I am, a 60 year old woman, not even close to slowing down and relaxing. In fact, it seems like my life is just now getting good and fun. I did the...