Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sometimes you need a little help from your friends to get you back on a better creative track. Thank you friends for giving me the push I needed to stand back and look at my work, to be inspired by your art and to be encouraged, supported and grounded. Now to grab onto that energy and fly.
Posted by joan tayler at 9:07 AM
Friday, June 30, 2017
|This pot is about 4 inches across and 2.5 inches tall.|
I have an hour walk to Granville island in the morning and I think of so many things that I would like to write a blog about, but by the time I get home in the evening the animal needs take over and it is supper, prep for tomorrow and watch Netflix for a bit before going crashing.
Posted by joan tayler at 5:11 PM
Monday, May 15, 2017
|My beautiful helper models my Ginko Set.|
The Ginko leaf pattern in this set starts with my Dragon Parts stamp. When I design my stamps I think about what the parts will look like in isolation. By choosing carefully the person using the stamp can get dozens of designs from one large stamp. I like incorporating the bits into one picture so that the user of the stamp is given the creative choice of where a design begins and ends.
Posted by joan tayler at 2:26 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017
|14 - Pot Blue and White Again|
Posted by joan tayler at 8:38 AM
Sunday, April 23, 2017
When it is this long between make a design chances are I will forget what would have been a good tweak and what would be a good idea to avoid. I find that using small pieces of paper works the best for me. It fits right under clay when I build the cane using the design I worked out. For anything that is bilaterally symmetrical making one half and cutting it to make the full image works best to me.
So now I can tuck that helpful scrap away til next year. It might not be pretty but I works.
Posted by joan tayler at 11:57 AM
Monday, April 17, 2017
|Inserted picture - camellia sinensis theaceae|
Posted by joan tayler at 9:04 PM
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
|Thanks to my young friend modeling one of my latest pieces.|
For this necklace I have handmade texture sheets to show the fiends of winter for the three feature beads, the two outer beads are chrysanthemums, another traditions plant in Oriental art.This necklace contains no metal so it is a great option for people with a sensitivity to metal.
I am looking forward to returning to Granville Island Public Market in the middle of this month.
Posted by joan tayler at 9:01 AM