Tiny cups for tiny drinks!

I found these ultra-cute little espresso cups on my last visit to the thrift store, and couldn’t help but scoop them up. I normally pass by cups of this size, because, come on – who only drinks that much coffee?? These are the perfect size, however, for little deserts or liquer.

Also, I found this little beauty! At only around 3.5in across, this saucer is too cute. Perfect for a tall stack of cookies. 🙂

drawing on plates

*sniffle* It’s that time of year: I’ve caught a cold. Luckily I’m done with arts/craft shows for now, and have quarantined myself off at home, drinking lots of chicken broth, watching forensics TV and getting to all the little projects I haven’t had time for till now: things I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, like drawing on little plates and cups!

About a week ago I came home from the thrift store with a goodly little pile of teacups and saucers, and stopped at Michaels to find what was the only type of ceramics paint and markers they currently have:

Pebeo Porcelain 150 paint and markers.

After painting and leaving to dry for 24 hours (15 if you’re me, and impatient), you bake your pieces in a 300F oven for 35 minutes to set. Now they are foodsafe, as well as microwave and dishwasher-resilient. Though I have neither, so I’m going to have to get friends to test those theories out.

“Tentacle Baby”

“Where we Overlap”

“The Sleepers” mug: oh, so cozy!

“I’m not Crying, it’s just Raining… on my Face!”

“Red Petals”

“Hot Pink Freckles”

Alrighty! That stack of still-blank plates is calling! Happy Sunday!!

studio update: shells and vintage photography


Here are some subpar photos of a couple of works-in-progress. I have found the most wonderful sumi ink in the world – I will definitely post about it in the near future! It’s so rich and black and smells like it was freshly ground… mmmmm!