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Monday, September 14, 2009

VERSATILITY OF CERAMIC.......TOLD YA SO!

Today I could not wait to Blog about the wonderful work I am seeing on facebook, flickr and other blogs using my pieces! You gals ROCK! Really you do! I know alot of you also have been asking about my current health situtation and I address that here as well (way at the bottom, LOL!)

The Versatility of Ceramic (One Artists View) was the title of my solo show at the New City Library in NY last April 08 but today the wonderfully talented gals who use my pieces in their work really confirm what I was trying to say. The reason I created that particular exhibit was to show people that CLAY is not just for utilitarian items or for sculpture but for smaller items like beads & buttons that can make a really big impact. Well, today I wanted to show just how much of an impact these artists are making with the little guys! First we have Kristie Roeder, from Artisan Clay...You know Kristie, right? She makes those fabulous Clay Pieces using stoneware and crushed glass. Well Kristie purchased a shank button from my etsy shop and made the cutest embellishment for her purse. I think its totally cool and will copy her idea as soon as I finish my blog post! LOL! I have a bag that needs one of my buttons right away! Then while I was on Facebook for the 100th time today I happened upon two pieces at once from 2 more very special gals, Carol Dean Sharpe from SandFibers and Jennifer Ledford from Tocadora Leather. Two Cuffs done up two totally different ways! Who doesn't love cuffs right? And of course a necklace, but not just any necklace -- two necklaces from Patrizia Tager, Triz Designs..two necklace's that just make my heart skip a beat!



























I returned home from a week at the lake last night which followed some really bad few days in the hospital the week before. I have to say I have not really been feeling to well the last few weeks and not getting better as quickly as I would like to report. My very concerned friends have been asking and I have tried my best to respond to each email about whats been going on but I do not know if I did get to everyone's email as I should have and even then not sure I answered every emails questions either..I'm taking some med's I am not really used to, so I will blame everything from now on, on them. LOL! In a nutshell, I have a C5, C6 disc problem that is compressing my spinal cord. The last week in August I lost feeling in my fingers of my right hand and on most days, most of the feeling in my right hand and arm. With my hospital stay and the med's I was pretty sure it would have gone away by now but it has not, so, is it something else? Is it worse than the studies show? Are we missing something? have I not been patient enough? All questions that I hope get answered soon. My next appt is with my Dr's in NY around the 21st of Sept with more tests to follow so maybe then we will have some more answers. I am not a stranger to spinal issues.. I have had my lumbar spine operated on (S1,l5,l4,l3) and have Klippel Feil Syndrome (that means no disc c4 since birth) so lets just say I do pretty good for someone with a kinky spine :) but this particular issue seems to be stumping me a little.. I saw my films -- In my unedcated opinion (no comment) those discs dont seem to be doing what the result is feeling like..so I'm curious and in a heck of a lot of pain! But I am working and dealing..and will keep you all posted! Thank you for all your emails and well wishes when I was in the hospital and your constant support while Im going through whatever it is, this is. Very Big Virtual Hugs to you!

8 comments:

mairedodd said...

you certainly are going through so much... hope you are able to get some rest and wishing you the best at the doctor's... not knowing what's going on when you feel like you should is scary... be well...

Carol Dean said...

You have no clue how loved you are, my friend! If wishing you better could heal you, you'd be the healthiest gal around. But it won't and so our virtual hugs and constant thoughts have to suffice for our part in this. Get well soon, Beautiful!

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Hey Lisa,
I'm so sorry you're having health issues- I hope that the answer to what's going on comes soon and that the news is something manageable. We need your hands to have feeling so you can keep making all your lovelies :) My best healthy positive thoughts are being sent your way!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Oh dear! Big healing hug for you!
And thank you for sharing you gorgeous find!

Carol said...

I drool over your work, and how Carol and Jennifer, and Triz use your pieces. I would jump at the chance to see your work in person.

I wish you a speedy recovery and permanent healing.

lisa peters ART said...

Hey Everybody! Thank you so much! I am using my hand no matter what..the pain is weird..kind of like when you hit your funny bone (but doesnt go away) I am using it as much as I can to work in raw clay so that I can prepare something for the Soflex Show at F.I.T. in NY, this October 17-19, 2009. I have a feeling I will be doing more porcelain and stoneware work than RAKU this time because of the heavy work involved in Raku firing. I will also be doing some copper-enamel work and with any luck some electroformed beads as well. So for right now, Im not going anywhere as far as bead making! Im staying put and making stuff for you guys! Thank you for all the well wishes and I will keep you posted on my progress..lets just hope no surgery for right now!

Marsha Neal Studio said...

Hey Lisa,
Thanks for the update on your health and all the cool stuff people are making with your pieces! You are truly an amazing person and I really wish only the best for you and a full recovery as fast as possible...

Love having you as a friend in life and online... You are such a treasure! Take care of yourself Lisa...
Love you much...
~Marsha

MAKUstudio said...

Good luck with your doctor appt on Monday. I hope they can figure it out. Perhaps you could see someone who specializes in alternative healing as well. Sending good energy and prayers for a quick recovery.