January 25, 2010

Weather and Work

Last week was a week full of rain, thunder, lightening and tons of wind! That picture there is of me in Shell Beach, California in Dinosaur Caves park area... we went for a little drive because we heard the waves were getting up to 25 feet!! Yeah, they were huge! The water was an ugly brown too! YUCK!
I like the rain because it is good for the earth and all but its not good for my work! No, No, No! It gets in the way of me working. Partially because my studio is a disaster and its hard to work inside, and my outside area is covered - but, because of the wind, it still gets wet inside. It was kind of a pain. So anyway, I am looking forward to SPRING!

January 21, 2010

A Special Gift

Last month I was involved in EtsyVeg's secret santa gift exchange. Everyone was paired with another EtsyVeg member.... I was paired with the wonderful Rachel of Ravissant! She sent me one of the most divine pieces... it was like she had known me forever! She picked something out that fit me pretty much exactly. We did give a little info about ourselves before the gift exchange, but still, she did a great job! We could either give them something we made or something we bought. Lucky me - she gave me a beautiful tote that she made! It is pictured above - beautifully crafted and just super cool. I love it. Thanks so much Ravissant!

This is quoted from her Etsy Shop:"ravissant is a boutique full of one-of-a-kind creations made with love and with quality materials: most sustainable, some organic, some up-cycled, some vintage, all beautiful! :o) " I love what she stands for. Enjoy these photos of more of her work and visit her shop if you get a chance: Ravissant!

January 19, 2010

its that time again... Blog Time!

Just wanted to post a little something about my friend Cher... she is the fabulous designer of my blog. She created the tree above.... makes me smile. I love it. She is also a HUGE Lean Dog fan.... no seriously, HUGE! GIANT! The best! She probably owns more pieces of Lean Dog stuff than I do... haha! She started this new thing called "Lean Dog Traveling Pendant". She takes photos of herself wearing a Lean Dog pendant... its fantastic! She really is great! See the post here. Anyway. She is also a great designer.... as you can see above. She read me perfectly and designed it.

Other than that, Lean Dog is currently creating tons of new stuff... we just got to get that kiln working again. I'm looking for a kiln technician in the Central Coast area of California!! I only know of one who is probably 4 hours away! That might be costly! We will see... until then, creating is what I do, and listing some stuff that just hasn't been listed yet.... surprises that will arrive daily! Keep Checking Back!

Oh and from today until Thursday I am having a 20% off sale!! WOOHOO! Just because I think my customers are great and I decided to have a little fun sale!

January 11, 2010

1st Blog Giveaway!!

Since its the beginning of a new year, and I am excited about it, I'd like to announce my first blog giveaway!! The winner will receive the ring pictured to the right. It's made with ceramic and turquoise glass. And it has an adjustable ring base. It measures about 1" across and almost 1/2" thick. It's chunky, but not as chunky as most of my jewelry!

To get a spot in the drawing all you have to do is:
1. become a follower of my blog.
2. fill out this form.

BUT WAIT!! There are also ways to get multiple entries into this contest.

~You will get 2 extra entries for doing one of the following:
1. Follow Lean Dog on Twitter
and tweet about this giveaway with a link to it on your twitter!
2. Become a fan on Facebook and post a link on your facebook about this giveaway!

~You will get 5 extra entries for posting a link to this blog post on your own blog!

~AND if you purchase an item from now until January 31st you will also be automatically entered with 10 more entries!!

*For each of these please send me a comment on here with links to where you posted or what item you bought.

Contest ends the 31st and on Feb 1st I will draw a random winner using random.org.

If you have any questions, please email me at kelly@leandogpottery.com

Thanks, have fun and pass the word along!! :)

January 7, 2010

Vacation, Vacation and some new stuff!

Hi all. I have been away from my home for over a month now - visiting with family and going on business trips with my husband. It's all going to come to an end next week and I am very happy about that. Being away from home and studio is quite hard. I did bring a large amount of my items with me.... lugging it around is kind of a pain, but you do what you gotta do to stay afloat! :)

Anyway, I've been listing new stuff the past couple days and more today and more to come tomorrow! Keep checking the Lean Dog store for new items daily!