Monday, October 1, 2012

book plates!

A couple months ago I was asked to paint a plate for the annual "Book Plates" fundraiser for the Paso Robles Library Foundation. There were so many possibilites to ponder when deciding on a design! My schedule has been packed but I finally found time over the weekend to sit down and get my plate finished. My neck is so sore from being hunched over it while painting. When will I learn good "artist posture"?! My guess is NEVER!

My finished plate was dropped off this morning to be fired and will be auctioned off at the event on November 30th, it's going to be a fantastic night! For more information visit the Paso Robles Library Foundation's Facebook page.


  1. Hi Monika, I painted one too for the event! I'm so curious to see how they fire up.

  2. Hi Jill! I haven't painted on ceramic in a loooong time. I'm worried that I used too many layers of paint, there were several notes not to apply more than 3 coats because it will peel. I'm also anxious to see how the color looks after firing, the color swatches I saw didn't really give a good idea of what it would actually look like. All I can do now is wait! :)

  3. I was asked to paint a plate also for the same fundraiser! I'm not very confident that it will fire very well : ( . Your plate looks very decorative and beautiful!...and I'm with ya on the sore neck...wah!