One of the things I like to do to give myself a jump-start in creativity is to work with another artist. It can get kinda lonely all by myself in my studio doing the same thing over and over again. So I look to my friends and other artists to get some artistic inspiration.
Last year I was very fortunate to meet an amazing, talented, smart, creative, successful and hilarious new friend: Lorrie Veasey. She's down-to-earth and so generous with both her time and her work, PLUS her gigantic studio is 2 blocks from my apartment/workshop. And she has two adorable kids around the same age as my oldest so they get together and nerd-it-up big time. Then we get to drink wine and laugh lots and lots. She's a really goooood friend. Anyway, she's a ceramicist by trade and a snarky commentator-on-life at heart. And I'm so lucky to have met her.
Lorrie has been listening to me complain often about my photography. And in her usual, uber-generous fashion, she offered for me to come by her studio and use her photo set-up. Oh, and some of her work as props for my jewelry. It was loads of fun, nice to be out of my own space and great to see her work up close and personal.
Here's a shot of my ring on one of her ring holders:
And here is her ring holder in it's entirety:
I love Lorrie and I love all of her work, it's really hard to pick a favorite. Honestly, I don't have to because her pottery is so affordable! And they make perfect gifts (as my friends and family already know).
I just gave this one to my husband for Valentine's Day:
And at one of the craft fairs she sells her work at, I bought this handmade collage:
This one made me get all choked up, because she made it for me. *blush* WHO DOES THAT?!
Lorrie does. I'm so lucky that she picked me to be her friend. Thanks for being my inspiration Lorrie!