I can’t believe how long it has been since I have posted. I have been living life. Whatever that means. I have a dog now. Did I tell you that. That is a new experience for me. Ginger is great. We are learning all kind of new things. She is a pomeranian. But without the yip, all the hair and the short nose. We think she must be a throwback to before they were bred smaller. She is about 12 pounds.
Ginger strikes a pose.
San Diego Polymer Clay Guild’s Sandy Camp 14 has come and gone. 50’s Rock and Roll. We had a great time. I dressed up as “Lucy” I never did find “Ricky” for those of you who asked. We had some rain, but nothing we couldn’t handle. It was better than too much heat. We had lots of friends from all over and learned some new techniques.
It is hard to believe it is mid October. Time flies. But soon the temperature gauge will dip below 90 and we will again enjoy or San Diego weather we pay for…. It has been a hot one. I came away from Sandy Camp with lots of new thing I want to try and all those that I didn’t get done before I left.
So what is everybody else up to these days??? -K
Hi All! I have been living life. Not doing a whole lot of art lately. Unfortunately. I did before a church retreat, but then nothing since. I have lots of ideas, but life keeps getting in the way. Bad excuse I know. I have to get some Bottles of Hope done before Tuesday’s meeting along with finishing up some fair pins. The San Diego Fair started yesterday. The San Diego Polymer Clay Guild will be demonstrating in Home and Hobby on several weekends. I will be there next saturday. I love doing that. It is a lot of fun. Drop by if you are at the fair. The theme for the fair is out of this world. Which is very different. I will be interested with what they have come up with….
I am enspired by other neat things. I have been checking out some changes in diet. Marie Segal is trying out an all Raw food way of life. She was doing Gluten free. I applaude her. Tina Goodrich keeps doing her art and her daughter is graduating from high school. Go Tina!
Our Guild has a Round Robin event coming up in August so I am part of the committee to get that a going. I am teaching a class. So I should have things to show you soon.
Sorry for my long absence. I miss you all. -K
Well everybody I bet you have been wondering if I dropped of the face of the earth. Not quite, but almost. I have bee off seeing my Dad and doing some mental adjustments. I hope you all have been creating great stuff or doing whatever brings you happiness. That is the one thing that I have definately decided. I will be happy. I will not just be. So take care until I post again. And be happy. -K
Hi Everybody- I have been MIA for a while. I sure hope that you have all had a wonderful holiday season. We still need to remove the lights from the outside of the house. We can then get all the Decorations stored away in the attic for another year…. Jen goes back to college on Tuesday. ugh. So what have you all been making? Anything exciting? I might get inspired by your projects. I am really trying to get my head on straight.
At this moment Yahoo says that they cannot retreive my email. That I need to walk away from 10+ years of contacts and other info. I have been making a list of places I need to contact. Ugh. That does not help my Head… But it does clean out my old emails…. So if you are reading this and have tried to reach me by email you know why I have not responded.
January is running fast and I pray you are all having a great time making things. Is it sewing, painting, drawing, what kind of textures or glitters are you working with? Christi Friesen Blathered about playing with glitter. Check out all of her great work! http://www.cforiginals.net/ I know my friend Dawna has a clean work surface she was bragging about today on FB. Maybe I could start there.
Happy New Year! K
I wish you all a blessed Christmas.
May you spend quality time with family and friends remembering the true meaning of the holiday.
The birth of Jesus. May you all have a wonderful holiday season.
Angel in Cernit
The San Diego Polymer Clay Guild Gift Exchange was last Saturday. It had been a crazy week after returning from my trip out east. I had a great time! I had not been very productive throughout the week. I wanted to make an angel. I had it in my head, but had not actually sat down to do it. Once I got going on it I had a good time. It seemed to come together as I wanted it too. I want to do more. This is how it turned out. I think the person who received it appreciated it. She is made with Cernit clay and then highlighted with pearlex powders. I used a texture sheet for her Wings. Next time I think I will try more color, maybe some canes. I like how she came out -K
I’m home from traveling the country and trying to get myself organize to start decking the halls for Christmas. Yesterday Marty and I went out and did some shopping. That is hard work… Jen is about to get on a plane to come home as I write this. I have a list of things I would like to accomplish before she comes home, but have not.
I really need to get something made for our Guild Christmas Exchange which is tomorrow. I have it all planned, but it has just not been on the top of the list yet! So I hope that you are doing more or making more than what I have. I have lots of good intentions to bake, maybe sew and of course decorate. But I have been very bad at keeping up with this blog. So I will post this to let you know that I am alive and will be off to get something accomplished that I can show you. Have a wonderful holiday season and Merry Christmas! -K
Hi Everybody! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I am out here in Nashville visiting my brother and his family. We had a craft day and were playing with some clay. I just had to show you what Rachel and Emily made with some of the clay. They are 9 years old and have never played with polymer clay before. Emily loves creatures of all kinds. She wanted to make a turtle so I showed her how we could make a cane to make the shell more colorful. Rachel wanted to make a hermit crab, because they used to have them. She did it all on her own. It is amazing. They both then started making all kinds of accessories for the turtle. Emily decided it needed an airplane. Rachel decided it needed some glasses. They went on and on… We had a great time. I think I got their big sister Sarah hooked too, but she has already done clay and is an excellent artist in her own right. She loves to draw. -K
It’s no secret at my house. When doing the laundry, I hate doing the socks! Right now as I am writing this there is a pile on my bed. Clean? Yes. There are 5 people living here, with 2 feet each. Makes 10 socks each day, that’s a lot. Then there are those random ones you can find throughout the house. Thank God it’s only socks.
I have a feeling my hostility toward sorting the socks comes from needing glasses now. The poor lighting in my room doesn’t help. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, more than 3/4 of the socks are black.
So, when I can’t take the mess anymore, I ask for help in a grouchy way. Left to their own devices, everyone picks out their pair for the day. A few weeks ago, I asked Nikki to do them around noonish. It was now 10 or 11…pm, tired and tired of excuses. When saying goodnight, I mentioned to her that she had all day and didn’t do them. She got out of bed and did them. I didn’t know she did until she came out to tell me. I felt kinda bad, but grateful. After saying good night again, she kept asking when I was going to bed. Finally, I went to bed…
I ❤ U too Nikki.
Love, Tina aka Mom
Tina and I along with Marie Segal will be selling at this fair. Rain or shine. Come join the fun!
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church will be hosting its’ 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Sat November 12 from 9am to 3 pm. There will be over 60 local artisans and crafters this year offering Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday décor, pottery, jewelry and accessories, photographic art, unique gift ideas, specialty food items and gifts for all ages. Come shop for the perfect hostess or secret Santa gifts and get started on your holiday shopping early. Our Lady of Mt Carmel is located at 13541 Stoney Creek Rd. in Rancho Penasquitos at the corner of Carmel Mt. Rd and Stoney Creek. (intersection at the top of the hill at the light) Location is near the 56 and 15 Freeways. Hope to see you there!