Once again, I have been neglecting the world of wordpress… I am guilty. But, with good reason! I promise! Besides all of my wedding planning craziness , I have also been trying to create more and get my pottery out there. I do have my Etsy shop, Oak Leaf Crafts, but I also wanted to try to get my work in a real shop. Guess what?? I did!!
Keepin’ It Local is a fun shop in Morganza in Southern Maryland. I grew up in the area and passed the building that houses the local shop often. However, it was not always a local goods and art shop. The building was built in 1900 and was used as the local general store, bar, and post office all at the same time. I personally remember it as an old abandoned building. I was so thrilled to see that someone purchased the old post office and made it into a local goods shop, keeping the history alive. After visiting the shop and seeing that other local artists had their work in the shop, I had to try. And they accepted! Now some of my pottery is in the shop! There are so many interesting things there and I highly recommend visiting if you are in the area!!
I have also made a page for Oak Leaf Crafts on Facebook (with the help from the fiance of course). I am trying!!! One day maybe I will be able to make even more work… who knows!
Some of my pottery 🙂
My first Keepin’ It Local paycheck!
Tags: Art, business, Ceramics, ceramics teacher, Etsy, Etsy Shop, Facebook, Keepin' It Local, market, Oak Leaf Crafts, OakLeafCrafts, pottery, Southern Maryland
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… To the back doctor. Or Orthopedic doctor.
For those of you who are potters, artists, or teachers you probably know the feeling. I have really been putting off going, but my back has gotten so bad that it is hard to do every day things. Like getting dressed… or sleeping. Or walking. Or bending over to pick something up. Or…. the list goes on and on.
So, long story short, I have had back problems for quite some time now. I went to the same doctor months ago and he prescribed physical therapy, but did not diagnose my issues. So I went, but with no positive results. Needless to say, I stopped going to PT and kind of forgot about going back to the doctor. (Secretly I was hoping that this would all go away…
Now fast forward more than a few months and here I am. Back is worse. Pinching and numbness. So what does he think now? I have a pinched nerve. Oh what joy. Curse you, pottery!! (Not really… I still love you.) So now I am going to get an MRI on Monday to confirm that is the correct diagnosis.
It sounds bad, but I am almost thankful that he figured out what was wrong. I have been this way for so long that I thought that maybe it was all in my head- I was crazy.
So there will more than likely be an update next week as to what is going on.
WORD TO THE WISE- go to the doctor. Don’t abuse your body.
Tags: Art, art teacher, back, Ceramics, ceramics teacher, doctor, lumbar, orthopedic, pain, physical therapy, pottery, PT, sick, spine, teacher
Yea, yea… I know. I fail. Again. So just like last school year I am having problems posting on here. A ton has been happening with wedding planning, school work, and attempts at selling things on Etsy.
Really at this point I want to promote my Etsy shop- Oak Leaf Crafts. I have posted several new items and would LOVE for people to check them out! Stay tuned for more posts…. but for now…. SHOP!!
- Eat Food. Series Bowls
- Ceramic Tumblers Set
- Small Cappuccino Bowls
Tags: Art, Cappuccino, Ceramics, ceramics teacher, crafts, cybermonday, dinner, dishes, Etsy, Etsy Shop, food, glaze, handmade, Oak Leaf Crafts, OakLeafCrafts, pottery
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