Busy Bees

We were buzzing around all over the place last week preparing for the Seattle Wedding Show this past weekend. We signed up for a larger booth this year and then had to hustle to fill it up. This year I printed our photographs on a lovely cotton rag photo paper and poured a layer of encaustic medium over the top of each image. I made several new sets of beeswax clusters, including a cluster from Farrah and Michael’s Bainbridge Island dock wedding. I also created two pieces with patterned paper and ribbon details from this golden wedding. Jon was busy working on a handmade cardboard “One Love Photo” sign for our display. Having a guy that knows his way around a cardboard box is a very awesome thing! The sign was my favorite item in our booth this year. We also made a couple little photo books using old vintage books as the covers. Now the hunt is on for more perfectly worn books.

We want to thank our friends Karen Obrist and Catherine Abegg for helping us out this weekend, our booth was full of friendly faces! Now it’s time to unload the boxes, scrape the wax off the floor and move forward with projects that were temporarily set aside. We have a few more amazing fall weddings to finish editing which I can’t wait to share. Jon has been busy in his pottery studio this winter. A collection of his pottery is available for purchase at the Tacoma Art Museum Store and is also available in his newly updated Etsy store. We have been making lots of visits to the Bead Factory which is conveniently right down the street from us. We’ve been testing and buying all sorts of hooks and chains for a line of jewelry that Jon is working on. The jewelry is called Reef Porcelain and is inspired from our second Home- Hawaii! The pieces look like coral and lava but are handmade using porcelain clay. You can see photos of the earrings and admire my fabulous modeling skills over at the Reef Porcelion Shop on etsy.