Last year, I posted six weeks of pottery investigation celebrating thoughts of Valentine color and springtime imagery into my online shop, an event I coined as Valenspringtine. It was so fun and successful, I decided to give it a go again this year, perhaps making it an annual post of my winter play. As with last year, this winter’s pursuits included new forays into surface deco, as well as form with Compotes (pedestaled serving bowls for fruits, nuts, and sweets), Cake & Cupcake Stands, new Deluxe Clover cups, and a couple other goodies totaling almost 30 pots.
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Thoughts of spring and Valentine color –specifically looking beyond winter– is what inspired my work over the last six weeks, buoying my spirits during the cold, short days of December in Massachusetts. This Friday, I will be posting over 40 cups, plates, and bowls of my foray into what I’ve been calling ‘Valenspringtine’ (a mashup of ‘spring’ and Valentine’) pots into my online shop. Being surrounded by candy pink and cherry red, and new collage-like patterns has certainly helped me with the winter doldrums, and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have. Check out my latest blog post to read a bit more about the new here.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you are single and celebrating it as Single Awareness Day, or in a new or seasoned relationship, I hope you are thinking about handmade for the holiday. A Valentine can be for anyone: your best friend, grandparent or colleague (and you!) all need warm fuzzies. It may be a “Hallmark holiday,” but we can own it by choosing handmade for that reminder of endearment and expression of gratitude!
To laugh often and love much…to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one’s self…this is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
My shop is stocked for Valentine’s for you and those you want to celebrate with a little beauty. ♥Thank you for buying, giving, and supporting handmade!