Sunday, June 27, 2010

Progress and Possibilities

While I was away on vacation I heard some exciting news. I had won first place in the "Progress and Possibilities" contest for my "Mosaic Face Purse" in the function objects category. I also won third (by the judges) and first (by the members) for my art jewelry piece, mosaic pendant. You can go here to see all of the winners. Needless to say I was very happy about it.

I also have my Maasai woman necklace on display at the gallery in Lexington, Ma. I had a bit of a scare when it didn't arrive at the destination. Who knew that when you pay for insurance at the post office that that doesn't include tracking. If you want that you have to pay something more. Duh! If I want insurance doesn't it make sense that I want to know where it is? Of course no one at the PO suggested that to me. Fortunately it did show up at the PO in Lexington. I had the wrong zip code. OK it's the "first mistake I ever made".
I should have a free tutorial up on cane reduction at soon. The 5 in 1 class is coming along between packing for our move.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sneak Peek (OK I'm an idiot - a sneak peak would be a hidden mountain)

I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek of the new class that I am working on. It is going to be on cane construction. (It's a shocker, I know) I will teach step by step how to build a fairly simple cane. Then I will show you how to manipulate that cane into five other canes. You can see the finished canes here. I was pleased with the way they came out and I hope y'all will like it too.

I still haven't had a chance to work on "my own" clay projects. I have another mosaic that I started working on at the retreat last month, but I haven't touched it since I have been home. I also need to post some pictures of the fantastic trades I made. Very happy with those.

My book is at the publishers. They are talking about making it longer than originally planned. I take this to mean they were pleased with what I had done. Unfortunately it will mean it won't be out until later. I'll keep you posted.