Thursday, May 20, 2010

Turning the Tables on Cynthia

Hello. I'm Baaaaack! Well I just spent a fabulous week on a clay retreat. What can be better than spending a week claying with friends, having a bell ring when food is ready (with no dishes to wash!) and learning new and exciting techniques from some talented clay artists? Not much! Throw in some chocalate and you one happy camper! I thought I take the opportunity to turn the tables on Cynthia Tinapple. I am sure that most of you know her from her website She has been nice enough to feature some of my work so I figured the least I could do would be to repay the kindness. While on retreat (when she wasn't stuck on page 23) she was working on polymer rocks. These were similar to rocks you might find on hills or mounds. Or perhaps found between crevices or creases in the well formed earth. Some may even be found deep in the valleys. Although some may find smooth and rounded rocks to be of their liking, Cynthia prefers flat rocks with petroglyphs. When strung together, Cynthia's rocks create a lovely curve. We all hope Cynthia rocks on with her stones. Although I am sure there are some who'd prefer to get their rocks off.

Monday, May 3, 2010

My class is up!

My class at is up and ready for purchase. Yea!! Like everything in life it took longer than I thought. It was bad enough having my fingernail nubs in it but recording my voice was like fingernails on a blackboard. (If I had fingernails that is!) What is it about hearing your own voice that is just not right? I tried hard to stay away from what I call a preachers cadence. You know what I mean. When preachers get that dah, dah, dah daaaaah cadence. Of course I did leave a little Eakes humor in there. I didn't want to make it too dry. As I said Donna suggested I make it a for pay class. It's only $25 and I think you get your money's worth out of it. There are some other great classes at so AFTER you have taken my class you should give them a try. I hope to get some more complex caning classes up there soon. I am going to take a break from claying for others and clay for me for a change. The book is in the mail, my first class is done and I am heading for a retreat next week. Let's have another Yea!! I am so looking forward to it. I need to get my car in for service before I leave so I thought I'd clean it out. Pathetically I found the directions to the retreat in the backseat. (left over in there since I went LAST YEAR) Let me expound on my favorite saying and say "a clean car is a sign of a life misspent!

Some good news. My Maasai Woman piece pictured here has been selected as a finalist for the "Polymer Revolution" Gallery Exhibit at the Lexington Arts and Craft Gallery. It will be on display June 15-27. This is a new thing for me and I have to thank Libby Mills for encourageing me to submit an entry.

Now for the bad news. The house we were going to buy didn't appraise so the deal has fallen through. No new craft room just yet. Oh well life goes on.