Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Whatcha Workin' on Wednesday?

Today, I got my pots out that I had started last summer. I was in the process of priming these smaller pots last June when I got the call from my mom telling me she had cancer. They've been sitting in my studio ever since. Actually, the one I had half primed when I took her call is still there on the shelf, a reminder of that fateful day that changed my life so drastically. I'm certain that she would want me to continue to create and I wish she could see these and help me in the next direction that they are to take.

I'm adding more layers of the sunflower one because I screwed up and painted the whole pot ultramarine blue and should've masked out the flower first. So more and more yellow layers I have added and hardly made a difference. ahhh... live and learn... my motto.

I really like the direction the red one is taking. It's hard to see by this picture, but I have a little purple at the bottom that turns into red and then splashes of yellow at the top. It looks prettier in real life. The pot in the front is actually more teal than it's showing here. I didn't mess with the picture, I just uploaded it the way it was.

I'm not sure what I'm going to add to the pots, but I feel they are not finished. I hope to have these finished by the weekend because I am going to the Farmer's Market this Saturday and hope I can sell them. I thought about adding an herb in it... Mom's favorite one that I have an abundance of... Sweet Annie.

What are you're thoughts on price for these little one of a kind pots? I was thinking $10 each. 2 of them have saucers, which I may tack on $2 for them.

So... whatcha workin' on?


  1. I think your mom would be thrilled with anything that you're creating, but especially something that you've just started again tht had made you sad for her before. Maybe you could use you're pot-painting time time to remember special times with her......
    And, I think $10.00 is VERY reasonable- I've been selling my bouquets for 5 & 6 and they aren't in pretty little pots nor will they last all Summer......also; what about adding a quote to them? Just an idea:)

  2. How wonderful, Jaime! I love how the sunflower pot is taking shape. I think you SHOULD continue working on these - what a great way to celebrate your mom, who I am sure would be overjoyed with you creating them. Argh...I always hate pricing things. I think $10 is good - and if you do put Sweet Annie in it, I think it would be even more enticing to folks. I know it would for me...a pretty painted pot AND something growing it it already. Yippee!!!
    Much good luck - hope to see photos from the Farmer's Market! Theresa

  3. Hey Jaime, I think $10.00 is very reasonable, esp. for hand painted pots and if you add the herbs too, I think you could charge a little more. I paid $10.00 for a generic mass produced pot.

    Have a great Day on Saturday, T. :)


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