An ocean post... almost, pottery instead

Today we went to the ocean, as in wide open expanses of sand, blue sky and surf. My oh my, it was a divine day. Tonight I am happy and tired, I feel fabulous. Maybe I need to make more of an effort this summer to visit the ocean; there is something wonderfully restorative (and messy) about sun, waves and sand. The beach is only an hour from my house but I'm such a homebody.

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However you're going to have to wait for the photographic proof. I have about 250 to pick through (I won't delete them all but most), download off the camera and upload to my blog. That just ain't happening tonight. So instead I share these beauties with you.

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Remember the day we visited the pottery studio? Well we went back a couple weeks ago to paint and glaze (or is it all just called glazing?) the pieces. We picked them up early this week and now these are the only bowls the kids are using - for all their meals.

Me, I'm just enjoying the beauty of these creations since I didn't make one myself. But... we're going back to do more. And this time I intend to get my hands dirty too.

Now this is where my photography is starting to add value to our family, beyond filling the albums with photos. Because Lindsey wants to barter pottery - either pieces or more workshops - for photos of her pottery. She intends to set up an etsy shop and wants more professional photos than what her point and shoot will yield.

Brienne's piecesBrienne's pieces</span>

I am more than happy to barter pottery for photography. Anybody else have anything they wanna trade?

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  • gardenmama

    gardenmama on June 18, 2009, 12:55 p.m.

    What a lovely blog! Thank you for visiting me : ) I adore the mini doll teaset, all of the pottery is so gorgeous! What an amazing art form, getting your hands into the clay, molding and shaping to your finished piece... beautiful! Bartering and trade is fabulous!!

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  • kirwin

    kirwin on June 18, 2009, 4:04 p.m.

    My inlaws throw pottery, and they've just finished building a detached pottery studio on their property. When we visit in July, we have big plans to get the kids in there.

    Tell Celine her miniatures are after my own heart! I would have done the same thing as a child.

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  • Jamie

    Jamie on June 18, 2009, 5:17 p.m.

    Ah, the ocean is one of my favorite places. I grew up having it in my backyard and I can't imagine living anywhere very far from it. Can't wait to see your pictures!

    The pottery looks like it turned out great. I love that Celine made a set for her dolls. How wonderful that you were able to work out barter!

    Jamie's last blog post... Our Garden | His Words. My Pictures.

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  • kyndale

    kyndale on June 18, 2009, 9:44 p.m.

    Those pieces are so beautiful (and functional!) I love the red clay.

    I am glad you had a fun day at the beach! It is always worth it, regardless of the work involved and sand that makes it back in the car and home.

    Smiles, Kyndale

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  • nicola

    nicola on June 19, 2009, 7:09 p.m.

    oh, those are beautiful! does lindsay offer classes to the public or open studio for what you did or did you make special arrangements? this sounds lame, because i am still just intermediate, but i want to get good enough at sewing to barter or sell pieces. i have been sewing a lot in the past 3 months. so much so, that i am definitely good enough to gift items and am embarrassed about what i have gifted previously. i am a novice to bartering, honestly. very skilled at thrifting, decent at bargaining, but people don't seem to barter much around here. (i'd especially like to do it locally with home grown food!) nicola http://whichname.blogspot.com

    nicola's last blog post... garden project

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