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Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur

Freunden von Freunden is starting a new series with Be Berlin / Berlin Partner that features creatives and entrepreneurs’ workplaces. Their first post introduces Jörg Woltmann, the owner of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (Royal Porcelain Factory) in Berlin.

“I didn’t know how tedious porcelain production would be until I bought KPM.” To this day, about eighty percent of the products are crafted by hand. “Of course we would profit with the digitization of things like 3D scanners. However, the final production is only possible by hand. No machine could ever produce the same quality. I have always been fascinated by the fact that even to this day some things are just better done by human hands than by a machine…”














Photography by Anna Rose
View the full post at Freunden von Freunden.

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Thank You and Happy New Year!

As 2012 comes to a close, I want to thank everyone for their support this year as I launched my sole proprietorship and started my first blog outside of Blogger and LiveJournal. I greatly appreciate every one of you who visited my website and blog, became a fan on Facebook, followed me on COLOURlovers, or connected with me on LinkedIn. I am also incredibly grateful for my friends and coworkers at Generac who continuously give me so much advice on life and business, which allows me to be an even better small business owner.
There will be some new changes and accomplishments in 2013 I’m excited to share, including:

  • A new responsive website design for Megan McDonald Art & Design coming soon
  • Two of my pattern designs, Mango Lemonade and Starlight, getting published in Sendpoints Books’ Classical Patterns and Modern Patterns
  • Joining and participating in a local art-affiliated group
  • Posting new designs and photos I made this year
  • Creating new work in a variety of mediums
    (You can check out my latest pattern design, Black Celebration, available in several different products on Society6.)
  • Design tutorials and freebies

I hope you have a happy and healthy start to the New Year!

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Yesterday I finished my 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas painting for the America SCORES Milwaukee Inspired Art event.
The poem that inspired it was The Earth by Carlos C., age 10:
Earth rise
Fills the skies
Across the void
Of space
It lies.
Sky delight
Blue and bright
Shining in the
The exhibition and auction will be held on the evening of Friday, November 9, at the Wherehouse on 818 South Water Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tickets can be purchased here and are $45 each. $30 of the ticket price goes directly to supporting the children. The bidding starts at $100 for my painting, and 100% of the auction sale will benefit America SCORES.

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America SCORES Featured Artist 2012

I am excited to announce that I will be one of this year’s featured artists for the Milwaukee affiliate of America SCORES. I was recently invited by the organization to participate, and I am looking forward to starting my piece for this event.
The America SCORES Inspired Art project takes poems produced by SCORES youth and asks artists to create one of a kind pieces inspired by their words. The project raises money so that important work and programming can continue to be offered to Milwaukee’s urban youth. There are so many awesome poems to choose from, and I finally have it narrowed down to a few favorites.
The exhibition and auction for the Inspired Art event will be held Friday, November 9, at the Wherehouse on 818 South Water Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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