Thursday, April 14, 2011


Hello to my followers- I am switching over to my own blog hosted on my NEW website.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Earth Day Thoughts

Once a year we are reminded to take care of earth on Earth Day. Lots of us know we need to cut back but we don't for any number of reasons but we all know that we need to take better care of our planet.

I know I am a little ahead of the calendar since Earth Day isn't until April 22nd, but it got me thinking that this year I want to challenge myself to commit to two new actions I can take to cut back on waste. I want one action to impact my studio life and the other in my general life.

So I have decided that in my studio, I am going to use less water. I know, you're thinking HOW? But I will start with the easiest way. Instead of running water while I clean brushes and tools, I will fill a little container with some water and rinse them that way. After all, I don't need my tools to be sterile...just clean and ready for the next project.

And in my personal life I am going to start reusing containers more by buying more in bulk. I already don't put fruit in plastic bags at the grocery store and bring my own reusable grocery bags. But the other night when I was taking out recycling I thought "Wow that is a lot of unneeded cardboard boxes!" The tricky part of this decision is going to be finding a grocery store where I can buy in bulk. I think I will try Fiesta first- rice, beans, etc are all available in bulk. If not, then there is always Central Market...but that makes budgeting more problematic! ;)

Anyhow, so I challenge everyone to choose one new thing that can do to cut back on waste. Choose just one change so you can really commit to it. Baby steps!

You could start recycling, or start a compost, or buy in bulk, or make your lunch every day and reuse your tuperware instead of buying a subway sandwich, or bring your own bags to the store.

And if you are an artist, take this challenge one step further and make a commitment to make a change in your business as well. Of course what you make determines what you can do but I think most of us could make business cards out of old cereal boxes, or package items in reused paper bags.

Pick a small change that you are comfortable with that way it sticks!

Want more? Click to read my thoughts of environmental consciousness in creating art.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Indie Genius: The Bazaar

Have you heard? The Urban Street Bazaar that we all loved is back under a new name! Now it is the Indie Genius Bazaar and will take place right outside of the most awesome Indie Genius!  I am so excited that I am going to be a vendor both inside and out!

Indie Genius is an awesome store where you can find locally handmade or vintage items that you will love. I have a permanent space inside where you can find my hand made ceramics every day. But I will also be outside in a tent with a ton of additional inventory.

Indie Genius: The Bazaar is the perfect way to get all the gifts you'll be needing this season: wedding gifts, baby shower gifts, graduation gifts, Mother and Father's day gifts! And giving a locally handmade gift is the best gift of all!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's all about saving you some money!

Have you signed up for the Christie Cone Ceramics newsletter? If you haven't, now is the time!

This month I am sending a coupon exclusive to my newsletter subscribers that can be used the entire month of April.

That means you can use it:
at the upcoming Indie Genius Bazaar on April 9,10
or at the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash on April 30th
or anytime all month long online at my Etsy shop.

On the first of each month I send out a newsletter that includes sneak peaks into my studio, new products, calendar of events and discounts only for my newsletter subscribers.

Be sure to sign up before the 1st of April so you get in on this money saving action!

Need more money saving opportunities?
Don't miss your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Christie Cone Ceramics on Etsy Stalker...the winner will be announced April 6th! Details here!