Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sweet Arts

Just a quick post about an upcoming event that I'm involved with.  The Durham Art Guild has a big fundraising auction every year with a silent and live auction of art and non-art items.  This year is the event's 20th anniversary and it is going to be more glam than ever.  If you live in the area this is the only place to be next Friday night.

And also I thought I'd share some hilarious old photos from a couple previous Sweet Arts.  My friends and I used to dress up crazy.  One year we were all brides and another we were all European Royalty.  I laughed so hard at these photos, we all look so young!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow, Meringue, Ceramic Flowers

Here goes a completely disconnected post but these were just a couple of images I wanted to share.

The first is from my back yard today. We actually got some serious snow in North Carolina yesterday and today. Pretty much snowed in, people in the south tend to freak out over snow but it's quite pretty.

The second was my first attempt at meringue kisses. They were so easy and came out perfectly! I don't know why I've been so scared of them for ages.  Literally I whipped together 4 egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon corn starch, 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pipped them out onto a buttered and flowered pan and baked them for 1 hour at 225. Easy peazy. I'll be making many more batches I can tell.

The last are just some sweet vintage ceramic flowers we have at Dolly's.

Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Goings On: The Makery/Kickstarter

Phew, February is kind of kicking my ass.  I've got my hands in a lot of different pots (is that the correct expression?) and I'm feeling really overwhelmed a lot of the time.  But!  Everything I'm doing is so exciting.  I'd thought I'd write to share one of my newest involvements with a great new shop in Durham, The Makery.  The Makery started as an online shop selling hand-made goods from North Carolina.  Now The Makery has opened up a permanent shop in the Central Park area of Durham, which is by far the most creative and exciting part of town.  So, I'm very lucky to be selling my little ceramics there, yay!

But, The Makery still needs help with some funding for a few last things that will really make the shop great, so check out our Kickstarter fund!