Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saying goodbye to 2011

Well, it's almost here.....2012.  Wow, last year flew by.  2011 saw the birth of a fourth grandchild, a boy, who grows more beautiful each day.  He is always smiling and happy and brings joy to my heart.  We were limited in the number of shows we were able to do, but, I continued to work with my polymer clay.  

I know we all hold dreams and wishes for the new year, some make resolutions, others wish for things like good health and happiness.  My wish, in addition to health and happiness, is for more room and time to continue my clay journey as well as inspiration to continue to develop unique designs that bring joy to those who buy my pieces.   Whatever your wishes or resolutions may be, I hope you are successful in your endeavors. 

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New pieces

I'm in the process of making several different necklaces, sort of an early start for our shows next year.  Seems I tend to work on one for a while, then go to the next, then the get the idea.  What happens is, I end up with piles of beads, sorted and waiting patiently to, finally, be put together and finished.  All this, while working and getting ready for Christmas {yes, I still have things to wrap!}. Well, I finished one of the necklaces and am happy with the results.  I need to work on the photos for listing the piece on ArtFire, but here is a quick shot.

 Let me know what you think.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Baltimore Polymer Clay Guild

Had the holiday party today at our local guild.  We had good food and a great time.  Got to exchange beads and gifts and spent the day chatting and, for me anyway, relaxing. 

Here we are!

Bead and gift exchange.

We will get back to our regular monthly meetings in January.  Can't wait to start learning new techniques!  In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great holiday and safe New Year.

Til next time.....
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Special day

Today would have been my Dad's 89th birthday.  Sadly, he passed away in 2008 from cancer.  I think of him, especially today, and wish he were still with us.  I'm sure you are looking down on us and missing all the soup and sweets you loved so much!  Love you Dad.