Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Favorite Tutorials #1

I love this tutorial!  No, I haven't done it (yet).  Katydidandkid has so many cool features on her blog! 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Altered Spoons?

Does anyone out there alter spoons? I bought some gold plated spoons the other day...the handles are not ornate but I was looking for ideas on what to do with them. Any ideas???

I began work on a Cat piece on Friday. Another thrift store find...she was very very homely. So I'm getting her spruced up with gesso and then paint, and then we'll see how pretty she can get. ;-)

I decided this last week that I need to really push to get some works to sell on Etsy this spring so that I can get back to Ohio to see my Dad. He was diagnosed with Alzheimers and is slipping fast. I'm afraid that he won't know me before too long and it's already been about 3 years since I last saw him. I talk with him on the phone but it's not the same as in person. My heart has been hurting and I would have gone already but like so many others, my finances are so strained that I couldn't even consider it. I know that sounds extreme but we're in extreme times with my husband on disability and my health problems. So...I will be putting up creations on my etsy regularly for the next month. But the first probably won't come till next week.

Please leave some creative words for me...ideas on spoons and anything else you want to say. I would love to hear from you.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Need Creative Energy!

I've had the worst flu that I have had since 1978. Probably H1N1 but didn't go to town to have it checked. I figured I didn't want to spread it unless I got into real trouble.

So it's finally on the way out, leaving me weak and disoriented.

I will get back to some creative thinking eventually and some visiting of your blogs.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last Snow of the Season

It doesn't snow enough here to make me get sick of it. It snowed last night, probably the last snow of the season. It's beautiful today.

I'm sick so I'm gonna loaf around today. Maybe play with some clay.

Only one more day till the giveaway! So scroll down to enter!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Renee is Circling my Head

I'm in a very strange place today. Do you know how it is when you follow blog links and people who leave comments and their links and groups they belong to, etc? It can be such a grand adventure!

On Saturday afternoon it was very rainy and I sat looking out my window and I worked on my website. Every now and then I would go to my open blog window and visit a new site. You see, I had just returned to blogging after many months of the blahs.

Somehow I landed at Renee's blog, Circling my Head. The first post that I read was from her daughter because Renee is now passing over to the next life as a result of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I saw a picture of Renee and her precious little grandaughter walking, and my heart was torn apart.

I read Renee's words for hours, old blogs, blogs by topics, went back to the beginning blog. I read again yesterday for some time. Renee has touched my life and I have never even exchanged words with her. She brought to light things that I have thought of but didn't want to talk about, not even to myself. Deep fears, when not faced, can be a demon that poisons your every glance at the landscape. This is so with me.

Renee addressed all of those demons. And people didn't run away! She is an honest, gutsy, and loving woman who I admire, although I don't know her. But I do. She is part of me. And she cusses, besides! I like that ;-)

I generally shy away from cancer topics on my blog because I figure that no one wants to read about them. My own journey through breast cancer 3 years ago till now has left me reeling. I honor Renee today and want to say that it was her words that led me through a place of pain over the last couple of days to some real healing and self-care. I cannot really describe what has happened...I may be able to create something eventually that expresses it. This thing is beyond words.

To be so loved and to love as much as Renee does, that is my wish in life. Be free, sweet angel, Renee. Know that I love you, too.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New classes, giveaways, ets.

There are some great new classes at my website, That Creative Place! Please go and check them out.

Marilyn Radzat is teaching Sculpting Hands:

Christi Friesen is teaching a pendant and necklace class from polymer called Quetzacoatl Calls:

And Judy Skeel is teaching a no-sew cloth doll called Queen of Hearts:

Another note is that Faerie Knoll Folk Art is having a giveaway to celebrate her entry to PFATT and the opening of her Etsy store (on February 15th). Go and comment to enter her giveaway!