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 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
I offered to help my cousin and her husband with their Halloween costumes if need be. They took me up on my offer a couple of weeks ago. Mostly, it was her husband. He loves to have costumes that are more original. A few years back he was Jack in the Box, big round head an’ all. They had a lot of fun visiting all the local fast food places on Halloween. People thought it was funny to see that Jack eating at Burger King and Wendy’s. They said one employee at Jack in the Box walked past him saying “Hi boss.”. Kids really got a kick out of it!
Fast forward to this year.
My cousin’s husband is a doctor, a podiatrist.
I had no idea of what he had in mind, maybe a little sewing? …no?
He brought me a picture of them posing with a guy dressed as the Lamisil Digger! Um, yeah, the toe fungus guy.
I love a challenge, I think.
This is the papier-mache head almost done. I’ve done lots of pinatas in the past. It felt like doing another giant one! I know, I should have taken more pictures along the way.
They both came over yesterday and helped me finish him up.
For the rest of the outfit I sewed sweatpants, a sweatshirt and a tail, all with spots glued on the back. He bought some creepy feet and gloves to wear too.
I love this. So do they. He’s already talking about the next costume!
I’m going to miss this big orange head taking up all that room on my dining table.
I just loved working on this Special Order! Look at all these little octopi-ettes, you can tell they are girls from their flower headbands.
I love the colors she chose, bright and cheery. I’ll be sad to see them go.
They can hardly wait to go, you can almost hear them giggling! – T
Today there was a little napping going on in the garden. No, not me. It is a tad too hot for me. But I guess not too hot for a fire-breather!
This polymer clay guy is happily resting on his nest of greens and berries in my garden. Uh oh, I think we woke him up…
I had fun making this little baby. I need to make him some brothers and sisters. – T
The other day I seemed to get a little push from the great beyond or something. I just had this feeling I need to add more stuff in my Etsy Shop. I didn’t question the feeling I just did it. Usually, I will question – is this good enough? I think we all do. Art is very personal. I have so much stuff made and ready to sell at a craft sale.
Digging around I found my Christi Friesen inspired dragons I made a while back. I have all her books, she’s awesome!
I really like this one, he’s my new favorite. – T
Soon it will be hot summer days, swimsuit season and no hiding from it.
If we want to look good in our beachwear we better start working on it now. Sometimes squeezing just doesn’t work! – T
Who doesn’t like your basic black and white earrings?
I’ve been sick for about 2 weeks now. I may be low on brain food. Some of you might argue that I have always been low.
I really like wearing these. At a glance they just look polka-dotted. I made 2 pairs so I could list 1 on Etsy. Maybe I do need vitamins… – T
Having success in the first request, I got another.
*side note* Yeah, she bought the flamingo & palm tree and another flamingo pen I made! Woo Hoo!
Back to her next request ~ a peacock. Um, ok. I have seen them at the zoo before. Yikes, all those feathers!!
Here he is before he goes on the pen. Yeah, I am only going with only one feather because I think you should be able to pick up your pen and see what you are writing. I guess I’m funny that way. – T