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How Is Everybody?

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

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I am Alive…

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

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Angel for Gift Exchange.

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

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Beginner Clay Work! On the Road.

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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

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Come Join the Fun Nov 12th.

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!

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Drive You Buggy!

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I am planning on doing a demonstration on making bugs at Sandy Camp which is coming up next week.  I have made lots of cute bugs.  Since we are celebrating our 13th year with Trick and Treat I was wanting to make some that are more Creepy.  So I have made a few Scarabs and beetles.  I have not come up with anything too scarry yet.  Maybe some of the other campers will make something that will scare everybody…. I will keep trying.  They all don’t have their eyes or their antenna.  I have to get them completed and baked.  I wanted to show you that I have been doing something.  I figured that some of the bugs would look good on the Birdhouses which still need decorated!  -K

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Extrusion Distortion Class

Cane Extrusion

I taught the Extrusion Distortion Class a few weeks ago at the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild’s anual Round Robin.  Here is the cane that I ended up making from the extrusions that I made.  The gals that took the class seemed to really enjoy the class.  They came up with some nice combinations of their own canes.  The Makin’s Extruder is fabulous.  I even literally dreamed up another technique that I have to try the next time I am working to make some simple beads.  If it works like the dream it will be some really beautiful beads with very little work.  I will let you know if it works like I hoped.
In the mean time get out your extruder and see what you can make.  -K

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Candy Look Alikes

These kinda bother me. They came out great, which may be the problem.

I wanted to make these or at least see if I could. Naturally, I needed to do research. Yum.

I did them the same size and close to the same color. After putting a glossy coat on them I had to be extra careful with my “research” supply. I was getting them mixed up… I go see the dentist next week. – T

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Down to the Wire-My Inchies.

48 Inchies for July Swap

I work best under pressure.  I finished my inchies for the swap at about 12:3o on Tuesday, the day they were due.  My oven decided to spike in its heating and thank goodness it did not burn them.  I would have hated to turn in little crispy squares…..  I ended up extruding several different shapes using the Makin’s Extruder.

 I then manipulated some a bit  and then positioned them all into a one inch square.  I took a slice of this and laid it on a solid color of clay so that it would meet the thickness requiremment.  So here is what 48 inchies looks like. They were for the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild’s swap of the month.  -K

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July? What is on Your Workspace? Inchies….

Well I just can’t seem to get going here….  Did you all have a great 4th Of July?  I sure hope so.  I cannot believe it is July!  Where did the first half of the year go?

Well I think that I have procrasted long enough.  I signed up to take part in an Inchie Swap with the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild for July.  Since I thought I could really do something neat with the “Inchies” that I received I decided to make 2 sets.  That means I get to make 48 “Inchies”.  Just in case you don’t know what an Inchie is–it is a 1″ x1″ piece of polymer that can be made using texture or technique I wish to use.  I may do a cane so all I have to do is slice it, or I could do and extrusion and make it into a 1″ square that could be sliced.  I guess I will have to go get busy and see what happens.  Several other artist have mentioned not picking a technique that would need lots of sanding and buffing in the end.  I for sure will not do that.  One group had a color theme.  That would have been a good idea.  Maybe next time.  So I am off to my workspace to create something.  Anything is better than what I have been making lately… zippo.. I will keep you posted. –K

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