Doodle Art Vase

Wow! I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone already! My husband completely surprised me this year and bought me a pottery wheel. I mostly hand build and the wheel as been a challenge to find time and let’s be honest —it’s a bit intimidating at first. So now at my house I have a pottery wheel I can use whenever I get some time and don’t have to worry about driving to the studio in town to use one there. It was in my kitchen for about 2 weeks -I know, bad idea-now it’s in the basement in a small space I made by relocating several filing cabinets, more about my small space pottery studio in a future post.

About a year and a half ago I did a doodle drawing for a church art event. This month I carved the same flowers into a leather hard vase I threw on my wheel! I love the results. I love doing something on paper and being able to reproduce it in clay or glass.  Paper, pottery and glass, it’s a fun mix and what I do here at Hyde Park Hill!

Below are pictures of my verse doodle along with my pottery and glass inspired by my doodle!

Enjoy! and happy creating in the up coming new year!



Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I love Christmas! I love decorating and preparing and visiting with friends and family and the wonder of watching it through the eyes of my young son!

Here is a lovely Christmas card made with unexpected colors of “cranberry” and “light blue”. Always, supplies and directions are below!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas this year!


Supplies: Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia & leaf stamp and die, Cherry Lynn “Merry Christmas” and “Holly” die, Sue Wilson holly leaf embossing folder, Sue Wilson pine bough, white feather, faux rhinestone swirl, 6″ x 6″ white card base, 110# white cardstock, cranberry cardstock, 65# white cardstock, adhesive, bling for middle of flower, Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink, Memento Light Blue ink.

Directions: Cut a 5.75″ square of cranberry cardstock, 5.5″ square of light blue. Emboss the light blue piece in the folder using letterpress style- rub light blue ink on one side of the folder put in the paper and emboss, layer both pieces with adhesive and attach to card base. Cut “merry Christmas” from 110# white cardstock three times and adhere together- this will thicken the piece and make it stand out. Stamp the poinsettias both the large and medium/small set on cranberry paper with rhubarb stalk ink. Die cut poinsettias, shape and layer. Cut leaves, pine bough, and holly pieces from white cardstock. Assemble the card flower and embellishments! Double matt inside with cranberry and white. 🙂

cranberry poinsetta christmas card front