Monthly Archives: March 2010

a lenten meditation at christmas

Three years ago, for Christmas, I sculpted crucifixes for each of my 3 kids.  For about 2 weeks, I worked on them a few hours each day while they were in school.  I made sure to put them away by

Posted in polymer clay, spiritual life

And the winner is…

We had 21 entries from comments in the book drawing.  This morning my husband pulled a name out of the bowl and the winner is TLCCreates.  Congrats Terry! Thanks for playing everyone!  Stay tuned for more fun and excitement. Have

Posted in books

My turn for a give-away!!

I got my big box of author copies this weekend!!  So even though Lisa beat me to it, I’m going to hold a give-away of a signed copy of my book! Leave a comment to be entered!  Tell your polymer

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Student and reader feedback

One of the great things about teaching is seeing what students come up with as they synthesize the information I present and express it with their own artistic voice.  In the old days, that teacher gratification came only during the

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learning and teaching

They always say the best teachers always keep learning.   I hope I embody such a value.  I know I learned a lot of tips and tricks from my students last week.  One thing that certainly facilitates learning both ways is

Posted in artistic life, books

It’s here! It’s here!

I arrived home this afternoon from Indianapolis to find my advance copy of the book on my desk.  I’ve been expecting it and I’m just sorry I couldn’t take it with me to the workshop. Anyway, It’s beautiful, if I

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Off to the Hoosier state

I’m off this week to teach a workshop in Indianapolis.  Its a private appearance of my class Perfect Couple:  polymer and metal clay jewelry designs. (That’s actually what my initial book title was, before it became Perfectly Paired.) So I’ll

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keep it simple s…illy

Ever spend time searching for good ideas far and wide when you should look right in front of you? I’ve been doing a number of different styles and trying to decide if they would be good to add to my

Posted in silver jewelry

the Lord’s signet

I had a neat compliment today.  I took some of my recent work to my bible study group this morning to get some feedback from friends.  We chat for a few minutes before beginning, of course.  My work was still

Posted in silver jewelry, spiritual life

the promise of spring

I’ve been working away making faux stone verse pendants so far this week.  I have an order I need to finish, then I need to organize, pack, and get ready for a workshop next week.  Oh, for time management!  But

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