Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Are we done yet?! finally our house is pretty much put back together!
In this our hallway before...
This is our hallway after!!! (the door has been put on!)

This picture shows the ugly wall that separated the two living rooms!

And this is a picture of the wall gone and our hardwood flooring in! finally the furniture has been arranged...
I love how our home improvements have turned I am making a list of other things I want to have done...remodel the Master Bathroom, Paint the Exterior, Dry Wall/Seal the Garage Flooring...we are figuring out when you own your home the list is never done! But we have done quite a bit in less than a year in our home!
Now to get some artwork on the walls...
Did you know that you can use Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint™ to create texture plus using Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™ on canvas' to create art??? Hmm....I see a project to bring some color and personality to our new home! Stay tuned!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Friday, June 05, 2009


For the past few months we have been doing some serious home improvements...

Redoing the guest bathroom...Having the acoustic scraped from our ceilings and removed the wall separating the two living rooms...Removal of wallpaper in the kitchen...Painting our house interior...(Bye bye teal!!!) And now flooring (This has got to be it for a while!!)...check out the pic below, this is during demolition...

The flooring and baseboards should be done this weekend! I will post before and after pics of all of our projects!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's time for...Seasonal Blooms

This is just one of the newest Duncan Oh Four™ Bisque Collections...
(available at a Duncan Distributor near you!)

The inspiration for these pieces was to create multi-function seasonal pieces! These versatile pieces work for all seasons...spring, summer, fall and winter!! I can't wait to create place settings for Thanksgiving...using Courtyard™ Art Glazes and Duncan Designer Glazes™ will highlight the detail featured in these pieces! Or morphing them into a Christmas holiday place setting by turning the blooms into poinsettias...the possibilities are endless!!
Simply fabulous!!!
Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Friday, May 01, 2009

Mother Nature's Glazes!

Duncan Ceramic Arts, just introduced 10 new Crystals™ Glazes colors...Inspired by Mother Nature's gallery, the new Earth & Sky Series Crystals™ Glazes will take your pieces from an African Savanna excursion to an adventure in the depths of Outer Space.

You have to check all projects using Crystals Glazes...I just saw another project using new earth and sky Crystals Glazes that I can't wait to make!...Now to just find some extra time!

So...whether you're a novice or seasoned ceramist, pick up a paintbrush today and discover a world bursting with color!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Monday, March 30, 2009

Plateful of Peace

This is one of my favorite techniques...Marbleizing! It allows you to create a unique tie-dye piece! Plus it's SUPER easy!!!!!

If you are looking to spread the message or if you are lovin' the symbol...then you MUST create these plates. Using intense neon colors from the Envision™ Glazes family will totally make these plates pop! You could hang them on the wall or better yet create an entire set!

I think I might try this on a Duncan Oh Four™ Bisque Chefs Mug!!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Wedding Bells!

Saturday my husband was in his friends was absolutely beautiful!

Happy Monday!

Artfully Yours,
Ceramic Diva

Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend Accomplished...

A couple weeks ago my husband and I did a few home improvement projects!!!

Our mission...replace towel fixtures/racks, new light, and something to disguise the ugly mirror that the previous owners mounted to the wall!!!

So we journey to the local home improvement store and pick up our supplies. They didn't have the right light fixture we replaced all the towel fixtures/racks in our guest bathroom from brass to brushed nickel (brass just isn't our style!). Next we replaced both faucets...yep from brass to brushed nickel! We have two left...the "lovely" light fixture that's way outdated! While picking up our supplies we searched for the right lighting and replacing that will take some searching. However, I did get a fantastic idea about the mirror and it has taken a couple weekends of painting each coat to cover the ugly gold! (Each coat has to try for at least 48 hours)...yesterday I added the finishing touches...a little Silver Ultra Metallics™ mixed with the black gloss paint that was I used to paint the entire mirror with...I think it looks pretty nice!

The photos just don't do it justice!!! Next we are scraping the "popcorn" coating from our celings...I will post those pics once it's done! I am sooo excited!

Happy Monday!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva

Friday, February 20, 2009

Maxwell...aka Mr. Max

This was our "Christmas Card" photo...It's one of my faves!
You will remember that we rescued our little angel Maxwell from the pound back in September. I call him husband calls him "Mr. Max" which totally fits his personality. Maxwell has been my inspiration for so many ideas...smART Club projects featured "Max" and the new "Tiny Tots" feature "Tiny Tot Max"!

Tiny Tot Max! Isn't he just so sweet!!!

How adorable are these projects...if you click on the image it will take you to a Paint Your Own Pottery studio directory and you can create your own masterpiece!

Don't forget to post your projects on our gallery...that way everyone can enjoy your fantastic creations!

Artfully Yours,

Ceramic Diva