Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas....

November 29...and the first "real snow" is on the ground.  The once green and brown ground is now covered in white fluffy stuff.  All day, as I worked in my studio with clay in my hands, I couldn't help but open the curtains and watch the slow, graceful decent the snowflakes were taking today.  I was never one that really cared for snow until recent years.  I hate being cold and having to put on cumbersome layers of clothing just to stay warm.  My sister Andrea helped changed all that.  She taught me to cross country ski 3 winters ago.  I won't be able to ski this winter due to my legs, but I can remember the simple pleasures being out in the snow gave me.  The chilly nose to nose kisses I use to have give my son when we would play in the snow building snowmen.  This year, Justin and I are going to figure out a way to get me up to where he is cutting our Christmas tree down.  I am taking my iPad with us.  I have Skype on it, and we plan on involving my son, Caden, in cutting down our tree...all the way from Massachusetts (where he lives with his dad and step-mom right now).  :)  Can't wait for all 3 of us to get our tree, to get it set up, and to decorate it together.

 No matter how much I've always disliked the winter, I have always LOVED Christmas!!  I love the magic of the season.  The magic of Santa and his reindeer; the elves and their toys.  Where acts of random kindness and stories of Pay It Forward seem to fill the media air waves.  The smiles on people's faces as they unwrap their goodies.  "Kindness and goodwill towards men".  :)

After several full days of creating, I am getting ready to start a bisque kiln and let the kiln work its magic for the evening.  In the late morning, early afternoon, I shall begin my crazy afternoon of glazing like a mad woman to be able to start a second kiln tomorrow night...the "glaze kiln". 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Well today has started to off to be a GREAT day! Aside from still feeling miserable (been battling an upper respiratory infection the last several days), I checked my mail on Etsy to discover I have been featured in a blog!! She sent me some questions and conducted an "E-interview" just yesterday! I wasn't expecting to be featured so soon! SO EXCITING!! PLEASE check it out and share Kelly some love! Well, my honey just got home with the mail...and I have several packages I need to go through, unpack and inventory...and then I need to get to work in the studio. LOTS of custom orders to work on! Thank you to all who are patiently waiting for their order! TTFN!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday

Good afternoon to all!  I cannot believe today is CYBER MONDAY!!  Where did this year go?!?  It has definitely been a very crazy year full of never ending roller coasters.  My health has had its ups and downs, I started my little pottery business on Etsy thanks to the prodding of my wonderful then boyfriend, I got ENGAGED!!!!!, we moved 4 hours north to be able to live on a single floor home...goodness.  Makes me tired just thinking of it!
My fiance and I, the night we got engaged.  <3

I am continuously embracing Social Media.  It has had such an amazing impact on my outreach, networking, and all that good stuff!  You can find me all over the place!

Pinterest :
Facebok :
Etsy :
Twitter : @JSB_Arts
Webpage :

I am running a sale today until MIDNIGHT.  Enter HOLIDAY15 into the coupon code at my Etsy store, and receive 15% off your entire order.  You can see a sampling of my work all throughout this entry..  :)  Hope to see you there! 

As Porky Pig would say "That's All Folks"!  I have photos to edit and clay to play with.  :)

I had started a blog on iPage, but it didn't allow people to subscribe or follow it.  I wanted to have that ability.  So here I am! 

I promise there will be more to follow.  Until then, please visit for more information on me, my story, and my ceramics.

TTFN my friends!

USA (ret)