Sunday, August 28, 2016

 Missing Home

I  have been really missing "home" these days! The changes of seasons, the festivals, parks, zoo, and most of all my friends and family! Yes I even miss the SNOW! I have tried so hard to adjust to living in North Carolina, but the summers are just unbearably hot and humid. I swear I would rather deal with tons of snow in the winter than having to be stuck in the house all summer because it's just too darned hot to be outside!  This year we have had 56 days straight of heat index's well into the 100's. That is just too darned HOT!!!  So I have been stuck inside thinking of cooler temperatures, fall leaves and even snow!  My new piece for this week is a Father Christmas, that I hand sculpted. Now I am going to continue to  dream about a wearing jeans and a hoodie, cooking chili, chicken and dumplings. (I swear I'll be wearing shorts until Christmas with the way the heat has been :/)  So I will dream ahead to cooler days and be creating some new fall and winter pieces and dream about cooler weather! 

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Monday, August 22, 2016

I'm Late!

I'm Late!! 

I'm a day late in posting my latest offering! Sorry for the delay, I have been working on this piece for 3 weeks, and almost gave up on him!  I finally finished and am happy with the way he came out after tweaking, retweaking, and tweaking some more. I hope you like him! Check out my sales page to view my newest Santa! 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Can it be Fall ??? PLEASE

I am so over this heat and humidity! We have had over 30 something days of temperatures in the 90's with heat index's well into the 100's.  It's so hot that even going in the pool isn't refreshing, it's more like going into a hot tub. My solution is to stay inside in the A/C and dream about Fall and Winter, and create for those seasons.  Please stop by my sales page for my latest listing!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Creative Paper Clay my experience

Creative Paper Clay
Working with clay has always been something that I wanted to  try, I was really hesitant because it was out of my comfort zone. I had never worked with any clay, my experience working with that medium (other than play-dough as a child) was non existent.  I spent several months researching clay, and how to work with it, I had a package of Creative paper clay that I had bought probably 3 years ago, still sitting on my shelf waiting for me. I also contacted a few clay artists, to see if they had any tips to give me. I can't believe how helpful and supportive LeAnn Kress and Sissy Garvel were! They were a God send!  After finally deciding to pull out the clay and give it a shot, (I figured what's the worst thing that could happen? If it's awful I have a trash can that it can go in!) I fell in love with the feel of clay in my hands! The Creative Paper Clay is wonderful to work with! It smooths so nicely, and if you use a wet paint brush, there is very little sanding needed if any at all. I posted other projects that I did using both creative paper clay and my own paper clay that I made. For superior detailing and smooth surfaces I would definitely use the creative paper clay! This is the first project that I did, it took me longer to finish than the rest because of all the detailing, sewing etc. In closing I just want to say if you want to try clay, I would definitely use Creative paper clay. Jump in and give it a try! #Creativepaperclay
The Start of Father Christmas

Finished Father Christmas

Close Up