clay love

Some ceramic lovelies for your viewing pleasure.

I will be adding these chimerical jars to my shop soon!

I will be adding these chimerical jars to my shop soon!

Pinch pot with a foot and abstract design. White stoneware clay with underglaze. 

Pinch pot with a foot and abstract design. White stoneware clay with underglaze. 

another pinch pot 

another pinch pot 

lil head to a jar that is now gone and living with someone else 

lil head to a jar that is now gone and living with someone else 

thrown vase with heart drawn in underglaze pencil

thrown vase with heart drawn in underglaze pencil

making art, oh how I miss you

I haven't been drawing or taking pictures or lumping clay at all lately. If I really want to finish this book, it's just going to have to go on the back burner. I do miss it and I'll probably churn something up soon simply because there's a need, but really. The book is all I care about right now. Here are some drawings and sketches I did a few weeks ago.

little girl and her fiddle leaf fig tree done with a Bic ballpoint pen

little girl and her fiddle leaf fig tree done with a Bic ballpoint pen

playing with ballpoint - this one was done with a Zebra pen

playing with ballpoint - this one was done with a Zebra pen

Micron pen, my usual tool of choice

Micron pen, my usual tool of choice

detail

detail

All Micron and marker - too chaotic for my minimalistic taste

All Micron and marker - too chaotic for my minimalistic taste

the little world of writing

Wow. So it's been about five months since I wrote here. I really enjoy journaling online and came to realize how much I missed it. Recently I found a blog that inspired me to do so again, ohdeardrea. Ever heard of her? 

As I mentioned before, I'm writing a young adult novel. I finished the first draft a few months ago and now I'm working on the structure - plot points, pinch points, etc. Looking at it in this way makes me realize where all my holes and weak points are. It's actually really exciting to look at it this way because it makes it seem as if I'm closer to finishing. Now I don't look at my story as if it's just one big drawn out string of events with too many characters and too much going on (which it is), but instead makes it seem manageable, so that I can fight the chaos. 

And on a completely different note, the World Cup is today! I love, love, love the World Cup. My love and I are going over a friend's house to watch it and enjoy delicious craft beer. We're so spoiled living here in San Diego - especially if you're a beer lover. We're surrounded by craft breweries and being that San Diego is the leader in craft beer making (especially IPAs), it's like we're in the middle of France during their wine renaissance. No, really. It's pretty amazing. So all of us are bringing a growler from a local brewery. Spoiled, I tell you. Spoiled.

what I've been up to...

Hi there, it's been a long, long time!

Some of you may know I'm writing a book. I've been concentrating on editing it as of late, but I'm still working on my art in between chapters. Anyway, the book is a fictional story and is geared toward adolescents. I've recently finished my first draft and who knows writing knows that it's far from finished. 

Other things I've been up to is lots of art I haven't taken any pictures of! However, I have been drawing a lot in my sketchbook which I continue to post on Instagram. Only thing is, every few months or so, I get this itching to paint. Unfortunately, I don't have any professional paints, nor an easel or a permanent place to paint - and I don't even know how! hahahaha. But in fact, my desk is where I write and make art, so I am constantly having to clean it up and put things away which can get annoying. My goal is to move into a two-bedroom by the end of the year so I have my own room, a wee studio/office, if you will. 

Anyway, enough of that, here are some piccies for your eye pleasure.

 

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And we got a new couch. I really want a hot pink pillow to balance out all that orange...

Also, might I mention that our weather has been in the 80s the past couple of days?! It's JANUARY.

xoxox...Kira ♥