Frames from Our Weekend

by Landis Carey on April 11, 2011

Remember last week when I mentioned the busy weekend ahead? After finishing Friday’s posts and having tea with a dear neighbor, I headed to the basement, wedged a great deal of clay and got to work. It was fantastic; every piece of clay I put on the wheel became what I wanted…this is surely not always the case.

Here’s a sneak peek of the new basic form I’m working with for June’s show.

Friday’s burst of creation was so inspiring that Saturday morning I bound out of bed, had some breakfast and dragged hubby along for a walk around Maplewood. We made our way to a store I’ve been curious about for months; it’s called 2GFN and they sell salvaged architectural details and parts (doors, stained glass windows, etc) from the 1920s and 30s as well as provide woodworking services, etc.

I was in search of a large wooden antique-looking frame so I could wrap-up our DIY Vision Board project, and this beauty is what I found. I’m sure you’re thinking…that’s not really her style. Just wait, it will be. Check back in on Wednesday for the full DIY.

Saturday’s glorious weather inspired us to drag the grill out of the garage back to the patio where it will stay throughout the summer. Hubby headed to Whole Foods for hamburgers and veggies. I was happy: after a yummy dinner with no messy kitchen to clean-up, I headed back to the basement to put the finishing touches on the previous day’s throw.

Sunday began a little slower, but the time passed effortlessly and all of the sudden it was noon. Sure, we’d talked a while about fun adventures and read The New York Times, but it just didn’t seem possible that our words plus toast could have taken 3 hours. Super startled, I ran a few errands, including a quick trip to the fabric store .

I was in search of a new print for napkins and this is what I found. I’m kind of in love with the idea of pairing it with place mats made from classic black and white ticking.

We wrapped up the weekend with quiet evening walk. As we headed out, the bird pictured in the top right corner of this frame above was bursting with song, louder than I’ve ever heard.

So, I looked up and snapped a frame, happy I had my camera in tow.

(Images: Landis Carey)

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