Archive for November, 2008

A couple good sites

I have been doing my surfing this morning and have a couple sites you might be interested in checking out.  First do any of you keep up with polymer clay daily site by Cynthia?  She had a post yesterday aboutChristi Freisen’s “face in the crowd” wall sculpture.  This is a little different than her dragons. It doesn’t say now big it.  Cynthia wrote a nice article.  I just love her site as she is always posting things that I have not seen.

The second one I want to point out this morning is Art Ravings Sue Choppers-Wife.  Sue does some of the most incredible sculpture’s.  From her little art pendants to her polymer fabric.  She is a very talented lady.


An Incredible Polymer Clay Artist

Wow has anyone checked out Jana RobeAbout the Artistrts Benzon“s website? She does the most awesome work. Her use of color and design is incredible. She has the most intricate patterns and combines them in a way that is unusual. She uses the Arabesque Canes technique mixed with other techniques. She has an excellent description of Millefiori on her About the Artist  page.This is a very well written website with lots of nice pictures.She does workshops and if I lived closed I would love to attend one. Well worth the hour or so it will take you to see everything she has. So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and go check it out. You won’t be sorry.

Happy Thanksgiving

I know everyone is just as busy and I am so I wanted to jump in here and tell everyone Happy Thanksgiving before I get to busy.  So that being said I wanted to also tell you about a great site that belongs to a group friend of mine.

Jane Kempf and her DH Joe have a fun filled website where they not only sell their beautiful art but supplies as well.  They have tutorials that are a get help to the beginer.  Their prices on supplies are very reasonable.  And right now, just in time for all the holiday clay making, they have Kato on sale.  Check them out I am sure you will like what you see.

Well I sold a couple of my earring so I must get busy and get them ready to mail in the morning.  I’ll be back after Thanksgiving.

Have a good one.  Linda

New things added to Etsy

I have made some Christmas earrings, I love to wear holiday earrings so I just had to make me some different ones and while I was at it I thought why not make a few more to put on Etsy. I got them put on there the night before last.
I have some Christmas ornaments that I will be adding this afternoon or maybe in the morning. I am running out of the time that I give myself on here so it may well be in the morning. I have been trying to limit myself on here so I can get other things done. I have this habit of getting carried away when I am online. I start out checking out one thing and then that lead me to some where else. Before I know it I have spend half the day.

I have also made some awesome Guernsey cow earrings for a friend of mine.  I think they turned out really good.  Maybe I will even sell some to her club friends.

I have been knitting scarfs for Christmas presents and now I want to make some funky pins to go with them.  Don’t know for sure what I am going to do.  Thought I would get the scarfs out and let them tell me what they would like.  So hopefully I will be posting them soon.

I was checking out a couple of my fav. blogs and ran across Art Ravings, lastest post.  Sue  has made a new pendant called Starry Night.  It is really pretty.  I like how she managed to get the moon to look so real and she tells us how she did it.  Thanks Sue.

Well I must get busy clay playing.  If you get time check out my new site on blogger.  I have some recipes on there that you might like.

Have a great week-end.

Been gone to long

I know it has been a while since I have been in here to say Hi. I have started a new blog site and have been trying to post in there as much as possible. I don’t know if I am capable of keeping up with two sites but I am going to try. This one is mostly for poymer clay and the other is a little bit of everything. Even cookie recipes!!  So check it out!!

“Archaeologists just discovered a 2,000-year-old gold earring beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem’s old city. The earring is inlaid with pearls and emeralds”….

Did anyone see this post on Contrariwise ramblings? It is really interesting. Just think something that beautiful being around for 2000 years.  WOW! 

A couple years ago my DD had a Mastodon dig on her property. She had just moved into a house that they built and was digging around by the pond and found a Mastodon bone. It was a really big deal for us and it made the papers. And the bone is in the new science building at the Hillsdale College.


Have you seen what Humble Beads is doing? Heather has opened a new line of beads and is calling it Humble Beads Garden Party. You can read more about it here.

Well these are just two of my fav. spots to check out. I am out of time so I’ll have more next time. Until then have a great crafty day.

It’s apple canning time in Michigan

I have a neighbor who has 4 apple trees in his yard.  He stopped us the other day while we were driving by and told us he and his family had picked all they wanted and we could have the rest.  So Friday my DH and I went over and picked 2 five gallon buckets full.

Then got busy peeling, coring and slicing.  I have a real easy recipe for apple pie filling to can.  My DH, being the sweetheart he is, worked right along me.  We made 12 quarts and have some for a pie tomorrow.

Sat. I made the pie and did up 12 -1/2 pints of apple jelly and 4-1/2 pints sugar free apple jelly.  I think that is all for the apples for a while.

Haven’t played much with clay this week.  First of the week my SIL had major surgery, which she came through real good. ( came home Sat.)  So we spend all the time we could with her and family. Then there were the flu shots on Weds.  House cleaning on Thurs. etc.etc.

I think I mention about the kayka I was trying to make for my Grandson teacher, well I got that done and it turned out real good.  They (GD,DD and teacher) were all real happy with it anyway.  You can see a picture of it in my flickr album at left.