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
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.
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
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!
We survived another year at Sandy Camp. We had lots of laughs and late nights. My Bug Demo went well. Everybody seemed to enjoy it. Several attendees through the weekend tried their hand at making bugs. I made more bugs while I was there and gave the other artist that did demos their choice of my bugs as a thank you for their time and effort along with a card. They liked picking a bug out of the collection. I really enjoyed the different variations that people came up with of making the legs and antenna. It was fun! We had lots of crazy Halloween costumes at our Friday night Trick and Greet movie night. The room was filled with people enjoying candy and lots of popcorn and the movie “Young Frankenstein”. Now we need to recover for next year…
Upscaled Can Lids
Tina and I have a friend who moved away to Kansas City. Irene does Wacky art that makes you smile. She is having an event next Saturday for any of you who may be in the KC area. You must check out the things she has been doing with her art. She is a fabulous photographer. I love her cute animals and other wacky creatures she makes. You can check out Irene Niehorster on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wacky-Ink-Studios/173639582652229
Waking up to the thunder, I looked out the window and saw a double rainbow. I expected to see lightening, but saw a beautiful rainbow which arched over the homestead. It was amazing. One picture shows a garden fountain made from old pieces of farming equipment collected off the farm. Needless to say I couldn’t go back to sleep. But the sun rises are as amazing as the sunsets here in Montana. We leave tomorrow and I will miss it all, except the mosquitos. -K