In 1988, I began hand painting each card I sent out. The first card was a grist mill in Boone, N.C and I painted 4 cards. Now I am painting anywhere from 20 to 35 cards each year. Usually there is one design, but some years I have painted several different cards. Tomorrow I plan to finish up my 2019 cards.
Every child is an artist. — Pablo Picasso In August I began a 15 week detour from my painting and potting. An opportunity came up to teach art in the elementary school. I taught kindergarten through fifth grade at Station Camp for almost 9 weeks. It was a wonderful experience, as my grandson was one of my students and my daughter helped in the classroom . During that time, I took the Art Content Praxis Exam to renew my teacher’s license Then I went to Westmoreland Elementary school for 6… Read more Welcome to my new blog for ravinstudio →
I have always loved handmade pottery ,collecting unique mugs at craft fairs and drooling over ceramic pieces that I could not afford. In 2010, I took a graduate ceramic class at Cumberland University and I was hooked in the creation process. I admit that I did not have any natural talent for the process and was probably the worst pupil that Susan DeMay ever taught. For about two years, I took classes at various pottery studios and in 2014 renovated our garage into my own pottery studio. I am at… Read more Susan Brandt…Ravin’Studio →