Monday, 21 February 2011

Sparks in the Kiln: Winners of Love Art #2

Again I thank all of you who bid!

The winners are

# 1 Wall Vase - My DAD ; )
#2 Custom Garden Stakes - Catherine
#3 Garden Wall Hanging - Hannah

Bonus Bids: Nicole & Jenny - THANK YOU!

Please email me at

I just did some quick math and realized that Love Art (plus a few bonus bids) has raised $220.00 for the family I have dedicated them to.


I am so blessed by your generosity and I know it is going to be a huge blessing to this family.

Thank you.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Sparks in the Kiln: Love Art #2

Thank you to all who bid on Love Art Auction #1 and to those of you who took the time to spread the word!

The winners

#1 Perseverance - The Feds
#2 Love - Tanya
#3 Love each other - Cherie

Please email me at
for details on how to get your Love Art

Love Art Auction #2:

I'm upping the ante on this auction!
When it comes to art, pottery is my thing, it's what I love to do.

Dedicated to: Same family & same reason as

Place bid in comments.
When bidding please indicate which piece you are bidding on #1,#2#3

#1 Custom Wall Vase
*to be made, vase shown is not available
Starting bid: $12

This particular vase is a memory vase with the text "Mommy".
I started making these vases for women who have babies in heaven.
I am happy to customize your vase with any name or no text at all.

#2 Custom Garden Stakes
You pick 8 Veg/Herbs that you grow in your garden and I'll make them!
Starting Bid: $12

#3 "Plant Your Garden" Wall Hanging
4 hand built tiles
"Plant your garden where you are and call it home"
for the record, this is the story of my life ; )
Can be hung vertically or horizontally

Starting bid: $12

Again winners should factor in $5 for shipping

*This Auction will end on February 20th*
* 12:00 a.m. (U.S.A. time) *

Alright, spread the Love, buy some art and bless someone!
Happy Bidding!

Tweet, Facebook, Blog - spread the word

Thanks again!!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Love Art #1

Here's the the story behind Sparks In the Kiln Blog:

I am a stay at home Mum of 2 boys. I'm not some big time artist. I love Jesus, people, and art and this blog is a compilation of my loves. I desire to help those in need whenever I can, this is my simple way of helping out.

I created this blog to sell/auction off my artwork. This portion of my blog I have entitled:

Love Art

100 % of my sales will NOT go into my pocket but be given to the individual whom I have dedicated my Love Art post to, in order to help them during their time of need.

How does Love Art work?

  • Excellent question! I am not exactly sure! I'm going to give it a try and see how things go. As with anything new I'm sure there will be some changes to be made. All I ask is that you are patient with me and spread the word about Love Art. Remember I am a mum first, artist second :)
  • Bulleted ListI will most likely share with you the need, but not the names of those who are in need.
  • I decided to sell my art because I feel it's a win win situation for all involved: I get to create. You get to own something or gift something. My favorite part, someone is blessed during a difficult time.
Love Art Auction
  • Place a bid! I will post my art for a certain amount of time allowing you to make a bid by leaving a comment. At the end of the allotted time, the highest bidder is the winner.
  • If you win the bid please factor in $3 to $5 for shipping cost. I will cover the remaining shipping/packaging fees.
  • The winners will be announced on my blog and will need to email me at for my PayPal details.
  • I plan to post 3 pieces of art per auction.

So, if that all makes sense and you want to help out keep on reading. . .

My first Love Art is dedicated to a family I have known for many years. I consider their influence in my life at a young age one of the main reasons I can today stand before you and say that I am a Christian. I know that they said many prayers for me. I am so thankful for those prayers and for how they taught me about Jesus at a young age. In my teen years they poured love and hope into my angry and bitter soul. I am not exaggerating when I say their deep love for Jesus and for me, pulled me out of some of my darkest days.

This husband and wife have just experienced one of the worst tragedies a parent could ever endure. They lost their 36 year old son in head on collision. He left behind 4 young daughters. My heart aches for this family, words cannot convey how my heart has grieved since hearing this news.

This Love Art is to raise money for this couple to make a trip to see their daughter who is currently in rehab. After covering the cost of a funeral, the expenses of traveling to see their daughter are more then they can handle. I want more than anything for them to be able to hold one of their children in their arms.

Would you like to help out?

Buy some Love Art!
Love Art Auction #1:

Place bid in comments. When bidding please indicate which piece you are bidding on #1,#2#3

#1 Perseverance:

Fun, Bright, & Encouraging
Acrylic on 6x12 canvas
Starting bid: $3.00

#2 Love, makes you pretty.

Simple & chic
Decoupage, acrylic on 8 x 8 canvas
Starting bid: $3.00

#3 Love Each Other:

Simple words sum it up.
Acrylic on 3 4x4 canvas
Starting bid: $3.00

**This auction will end on: February 14th at 12:00 a.m. (USA time)**
(seems to fit the whole LOVE theme)

Next weeks Love Art will be 3 pieces of pottery :)

Please spread the word: blog, twitter, facebook.
I'd be so thankful for any support!

Happy Bidding!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Welcome To Sparks in the Kiln

Welcome to Sparks in the Kiln. This blog will be a place for me to show case my art work. Mostly pottery but don't be surprised to see some painting, card making, jewelry and even some crafting with my boys.

Please leave comments, I appreciate any feed back on my pieces!

Thanks for stopping by Sparks in the Kiln!