Parkview Historic District

MOST RECENT

I can always count on this one to give me her honest opinion. For this little bb bird she says, “Good first try, but I know you can do better.” Thanks Peggy 😑
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#bird #bluebird #handbuilt #littleuselessthings #catnotaseal #qualitycontrol #catcoworker #dartanian #tinyclaythings #handmade #floof #crittercat #bffl #peggy

Me: I’m gonna go paint tears on my planter now.
Daniel: That is the most Rexy thing you’ve ever said.
Me: 🤷🏻‍♀️
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#plantsville #interiordesign #ceramics #handmade #homegoods #nevernotcrying @busyphilipps @ttfapodcast #pottery #process #howiamaco #planter #homestudio #imadethis #latinxscreate #neworleans

To celebrate my recent milestone of 700 followers, please enjoy this square image of a sick lizard and my own reflection.

Which one are you? I’m like 80% the crying one in the back (#nevernotcrying) and 20% the smiling one in the foreground. My dudes, the only way energy in can equal energy out is by keeping the emotional lines properly lubed with tears! Just let that shit out! I will tell you, I’m definitely ZERO% the winking one because I look like a #damnfool when I try to wink. It’s true. “🤪” #amiwinking 😆
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REMINDER: all pieces are always for sale unless a post states otherwise. Hit me up here if you see something you want shipped or reserved for pickup at the shop! 💓 #sidehustle #everydayimhustlin #faceit #facecup #handmade #itsoktocry #pottery #stoneware #design #dessert #icecream #bowls #neworleans #latinxscreate

When applying the winged liner, I try to work in a fluid motion so that the curve of the eyelid is smooth and even. The brush I’m working with lately looks like someone straight up cut off 80% of the hairs, so it’s pretty thin. And the bristles curve at almost 90°, probably from someone drying it upside down. But this actually helps to achieve the curl of the eyelashes. Recently I’m really fascinated by the unique tools that we use with this medium. I was just gifted some incredible handmade/hand-altered tools for clay that I’ll try to share on here soon. They are SO specific to the precise needs of the artist who made them! And really beautiful, too! But oh yeah... back to the eyeball! I paint the white of the eye first, then the lid and lashes, and lastly I do the iris/pupil, leaving a little dot of white in the same location on each eye. That’s the most important part for making eyes look “real”— it gives the indication of light reflecting off the eye, implying the direction the eyes are looking. Next will come the cheeks, then lips, maybe freckles, then glaze for the hair, and clear glaze inside. And then a second firing! Whoo! 👩🏻‍🎨💨
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#process #ceramics #homestudio #pottery #wingedliner #howitsmade #handmade #neworleans #howiamaco #ineedarealtripod #latinxscreate #howtopaintaneye #eyealwaysfeellikesomebodyswatchingme

The height of professionalism, right here! I wanna give a big shout out to my packing assistant/cheerleader, @johdell, without whom all of your orders would still be sitting unboxed on my dining table. And another big shout out to my junior assistant/therapist/cat, Peggy. She doesn’t have Instagram— what a hipster! And of course @amazon for the reused boxes! Thanks for helping keep this operation green...ish! 🌱🗑💌
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#bossassbitch #swak #reducereuserecycle #iamtheworstatmailing #i💗usps #operationgreen #professional #cat #assistantcat #pottery #fingerscrossed #fragile #latinxscreate #handmade #planters #mugs #surprises

Ever since middle school, when my brain got introduced to algebra— and even more when I got to geometry— I noticed that I’d drift off, trying to solve problems in some semi-conscious state. It happens now when I’m driving, where I am trying to work out the relationship between volume, a 3D measure, and a line or a path... I know it doesn’t make sense, it’s impossible to put into words. In fact, even in the moment when it’s happening I can’t fully tune into it or I’ll kill the train of thought— like trying to remember a dream. Best to just let the mysterious almost-sleep bit of the brain puzzle it out. Well, all of this is to say that I get the same satisfaction from making. Like I’m able to turn off some tired part of my brain and let this other part figure it all out. It’s a great feeling, some combo of relief, calm, and invigoration! Did any of this make sense? 👩🏻‍🏫👩🏻‍🎨🕵🏻‍♀️
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#math #algebra #geometry #pottery #handthrown #blackandwhite #meditationstation #incomprehensible #bisqueware #christmascactus #indigo #homework #latinxscreate

When what I should be doing is sleeping... 😴😑😐🙄
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#pottery #oops #notpottery #drawinginbed #ceramics #process #neworleans #latinxscreate

Been thinking a lot lately about how I can use this medium to be more expressive of my experience, especially now as I'm working my way through some wretched grief. So here's a self portrait. Hoping for an update soon that contains less tears. 😭➡️🙂❓
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#grief #alwayscrying #😭 #fulloftears #mugshot #pottery #neworleans #latinxcreate #jkdontworry #everythingisfine

Last day of Parkview! I’m always smitten by a little wrought iron fence. Check out the blog post about some of their businesses! Link in bio! #beneworleans #parkview #nolahomes #nolablog

I gave the ol' girl some hair! ...that happens to match my floor and cabinets 🙄
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#chismosa #howiamaco #pottery #ceramics #cone6 #amacobrightorange #amacosmokeymerlot (ugh just two light coats and it comes out brown, not purple)

This week we are following Parkview! Nothing like a loudly colored house to get your Monday rolling! .
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#beneworleans #parkview #findyourneworleanshome #crescentcityliving #nolarealtor #colorfulhouses #showmeyournola #realestatelife

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