Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Aftermath

This morning I decided to go out and see what happened from the storm in my town. Remember, these pictures are just of what I could get to from my place, there is so much more. Many were flooded out of their homes, 2 people died in this storm in my town.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

I live on the North Carolina coast. We are being hit right now with Hurricane Irene, it is a lot better than first predicted, but most of downtown in flooded, I was lucky enough to choose my apartment out of the flood zone which is most of the town. Most of my friends are headed here for safety, many of their places have already started to flood and almost everyone has lost power. My plans for this hurricane: work on my screens for screen-printing. Good plan. :)
Highest winds now at 115 mph.

All photos from my town.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First day of the last days

It is the first day of my senior year of college. Scary, but exciting.
First class Educ 4400
then American Lit.
then.... SCREEN PRINTING! yay!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Feature Fridays - Matthew Narron

I have been having a lot of internet problems, so I have not been able to post these past couple days. But I wanted to introduce you to Matthew Narron.

FEATURE FRIDAY: Matthew Narron

About Yourself: I was born and raised in Kenly, NC. I have always been interested in arts and love what I am doing. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2011 and have recently started a small ceramics studio that I hope to grow and expand upon within the coming years.

Your website:
Your shop:

What first got you interested in the arts?

~ My mother was always really artistic and My elementary Art teacher, Mrs. Ann Weaver. They were both the biggest influences in my life when it comes to art.

What is your main medium and why?
~As of right now I mainly work in ceramics. The main reason would have to be that it is the most relaxing, I could stay at the potters wheel all day and never get bored.

What is the most challenging thing you have made?
~ I think every piece is a little challenging. Maybe the thing I seem to be working on the most is making things like mugs and bowls exactly the same within a set. Also working with throwing large pieces is a challenge right now but hope to improve on.

What are some of your goals you hope to achieve within the next year?

~ My goals as an artist are continually the same, to improve upon everyday of work and enjoy it. My goals from a business viewpoint are to grow and get my pieces sold in local stores around NC and as well as several stores online. I don't want to mass produce though, I think with mass production you lose the sincerity you put into a certain object. I want to love what I am doing, I don't want to feel like a machine on an assembly line.

Anything else you want to include:

~ I am always accepting custom work from patrons just send me an email or convo. Also enter the coupon code MGN10OFF at checkout at my etsy store for 10% off your purchase. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thrift Store Finds

Okay, I'll admit it; I am addicted to good deals. I mean what sane person isn't? But I am the queen of good deals, the master of prices, the... well you get the point. As a college student I don't always have the funds I would like to spend at the local Goodwill, but when I find a good deal I have to snag it.

While walking down the kitchen aisle looking for knives to introduce into my new apartment I found 4 little teacups as cute as could be. I turned to my mom who was helping me on this adventure and said "If this had the teapot I would buy it." thus moving onto the next aisle. Before leaving I stopped by kitchen once more to find glasses, and guess what I saw sitting in front of those little tea cups from earlier, the TEAPOT! I had to get it, $3 for the best teapot set... who could turn that down?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Abandonment Issues

I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!
I know that there is no excuse for leaving you for so long, but I promise you I was busy doing other things, important things! Like college.

But I have finally posted some items on Etsy and hope to post more in the near future.

Here you are, my Etsy mini.