Weber's Art Studio Blog — west orange arts

Did you know that doodling is beneficial? I'll tell ya why..

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I have been a chronic doodler since grammar school.  Every notebook I've ever had is filled with doodles in the margins.  Grammar school, high school, college & work. Did you know that it's beneficial for your brain?  According to this article in the Wall Street Journal,  "Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information." Doodling has always kept my mind from wandering and made what I was hearing be in the forefront.  Doodling also calms me, brings forth ideas, organizes thought and, of course, it's fun.  I've been...

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Need some inspiration? Here's how to find some..

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

If you haven't followed our Instagram account, do it today.  Works in progress,  studio pics, inspirational & humorous quotes every day.  Also, Puppies!  @webersart   

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What have I been up to? Porcelain Bowls & Little Creatures

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

 I know it's been a while!  I've been busy in the studio with a new product line and experimenting with new techniques.   A new set of Summer Memory inspired bowls & planters will be added soon.  I can't wait to show you! I'm also working on a new project of little creatures..  It's so fun to change it up here and there, especially in Spring.  It just feels natural for change.

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Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") Technique

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I've been a busy bee in the studio.  I wish I could get more done in a shorter period of time, but until I get a new bad-ass big kiln, this is the way it is.  After this series, I may change directions and go small... I'll be doing some brainstorming & doodling until it comes to me :) I'm finishing up with a motif set this week, and the last 4 porcelain bowls turned into 2.. oops.  Luckily they weren't fired yet so I could add them to the porcelain slip bucket.   Sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") is a...

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Working in the studio, underglazing porcelain bowls.

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I love bringing my 2 passions together; painting and sculpting.

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