Monday, September 8, 2014

Around The World Blog Hop: Sharing My New Video "One Fine Day ...."

"One Fine Day at Cynthia Crane's Pottery"
Well, the day has finally arrived for my turn in the Around the World Blog Hop. I'm supposed to answer a series of questions about my creative process....yada yada yada....but rather than ask you to spend 10 minutes reading all about moi (which might bore you), I thought you might rather only spend 5 minutes watching a neat little video my daughter helped me make recently.

I think it should tell you all you really need to know!

So.....without further 'tis:

One Fine Day at Cynthia Crane's Pottery

I certainly hope you enjoyed that! 

Now I must give a big THANK YOU to my blogger friend Jan of Sew and Sow Farm for inviting me to participate in this Blog Hop. A real "salt of the earth" gal is she, helping manage a huge farm in north George while she makes time to create the most splendid quilts you ever did see. 

Featherweight Quilt Company
Jan's current specialty is designing and stitching quilt blocks called Patchwork of the Crosses using the English Paper Piecing method. She even offers her lovely quilt block kits and supplies in her Etsy shop, FeatherweightQuiltCo.

Sew and Sow Farm
Her blog is full of heartwarming photos and stories about the animals on her farm, interspersed with loads of helpful information about quilting. And she has the most wonderful and generous Giveaways, too! So be sure to visit her blog and tell her I said "Hello"!


Well, friends, this will be my last post for a few weeks as I prepare for the upcoming Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, VA at the end of this month. My first fiber art show! Yay!

Button, pendants and beads.....and stuff with bunnies and sheep painted on, will be the order of the day. 

Buttons, pendants and beads, oh my!
But these lovelies are being fired in my kiln as I write, to be listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday. Oh, what but that the kiln gods will be kind to me tonight as many many hours of love and devotion went into the making of these precious little jewels.

Thanks so much for visiting and watching my new video!


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Cindy ~ It was a thrill watching you paint, and seeing you walk through your gardens. It made me feel happy.

I wish you well at the show, I'm sure you'll do fantastic with your little gems.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Mosaic Magpie said...

The kiln is loaded with fantastic pieces. We have a fiber festival here in Kentucky and I always enjoy visiting and buying! Your daughter should become a film maker, nice video!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I have to say I think yours is the best blog hop blog. I loved loved your video. That piece you were painting is so pretty and so is your garden. You live a charmed life.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Cynthia Dear!! That was the best video!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it!!
The music, the flowers, the sweetiepie doggie, you!,your art, the feather, the sink, the hat...the garden, everything, loved it all!!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Many Many Blessings, Linnie

Anonymous said...

I sure love the look of that kiln full!!!!! Beautiful fun pieces, I also love those cos!!!!

jan said...

Fantastic post Cindy! I LOVE the video. You have such a beautiful garden and I really enjoyed watching you paint! Your work is so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us!
xo jan

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Cynthia!
I came by again to say hi an say thanks for visiting me again ;-)
(it was great fun meeting Jeri)
And now I shall watch the video again!! :-D
Blessings and warmest hugs!!! Linnie

Jeri Landers said...

Hey! I visited your friend, Cackie's booth this morning at the show and told her you sent me over. Cool stuff! You must do this show next year it is so great and your product would do very well! Jeri

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Cynthia! I see my dear friend Jeri Landers is here! Cynthia, it is such a grand pleasure to meet you! I am very glad you came to visit me via Lin's blog and now I get to meet YOU and see your lovely work here! There are so many great artisans to meet and join in with the celebration of life. Your blog is a festival of colors and animals (I LOVE NATURE!) and I don't know where to even begin! I am following you on Pinterest now too!

May the new season inspire you to make more and more special items that speak LOVE. Happy new week! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my, your turquoise bird on your Etsy site, DARLING!

Kate Mossy said...

Your cutting garden is so beautiful and vibrant!

Pom Pom said...

I LOVE the video! I enjoyed every moment! It's fun to watch artists paint!
I love the music, too! Thank you, Cynthia!
Gorgeous end product, too!

111 LaLa Lane said...

Loved your video....and the music.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

I love the Lill' Mushroom!!
xx oo Linnie

My Garden Diaries said...

I have no idea how I missed this one friend!!! I am so sorry I am late but I am glad I am here...this video was SPECTACULAR!!!!! I have the chills as it just was everything that makes life wonderful and your garden...such a stunning space as is your art and your music....boy you and I would get along great!!! So inspiring so very inspiring! Happy day to you!!! Nicole xo

Flower Freak said...

Hi Cynthia. TY for visiting my humble blog! About Chinese Lanterns.....they are very invasive. I have them in a galvanized tub but originally had them in the big garden where they were taking over!
I love pottery...old and new. Every where we traveled I bought a piece as a rememberance. Yours is very beautiful and unique! Such talent!

andrea creates said...

Cynthia, Thank you for stopping by my blog : )
Loved the video-seeing the painting from start to finish and your beautiful garden!

Nancy said...

Ha! I'd always rather watch an artist in action that read about it. Good idea! Hope your show goes well and that it brings you great pleasure.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello Cynthia, what a sweet video. Love the setting with you in your cute hat, lovely flowers. Good clean living. Such talent you have for creating beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

Cackie Trippe McCarty said...

I LOVED your post (and, of course, everything you do!) and really enjoyed watching the video. I am happy to see that you have already created a beautiful garden to rival your previous one here in Richmond. Take care, Girlfriend. Hope to see you soon! Cackie