Monday, November 24, 2008

Dragons in Polymer Clay

A few years back, I discovered Christi Friesen's wonderful work, and shortly thereafter, her tutorials on how to create dragon shapes, imbed stones and beads into polymer clay, etc. I then dug out my huge tub of polymer clay a made myself and little dragon pendant.

The bodies and wings incorporate lots of loops and swirls, which I've always been drawn to so making these came very naturally to me. I liked it so much, I wanted to make more and sell them. Even though none are direct copies of Christi's work, they are done in her style so I asked permission and Christi gave me the OK to sell, so I made some more to sell at an SCA event. I still have a few, so I thought I'd put them up in my Etsy shop.

These little dragons are pretty big for pendants, ranging in size from 2 to 3 1/2 inches. Some have glass beads and some have semiprecious stones in them. Some of the eyes are hematite, some are a very deep red garnet and some are tigereye.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Morning Paper

Apparently I'm not supposed to read the paper today. According to Eric, petting comes first.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market

I've been busy as heck getting stuff ready for two shows, one of which is the Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market in Golden, Colorado. I put a board full of hand dyed cloth pins and quite a few ornaments there and some of my kitty pot holders.

This is the first time I've ever entered my kitty fairies in a show.

My board full of pins is quite colorful.

The show runs until December 30th.
FootHills Art Center, Golden Colorado

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Eric's Wiskers

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Treasury of the Moon

I have always loved the moon, both in nature, folklore and art. Tweedlebee created this beautiful treasury on Etsy and included my moon ornament in it. The treasury will be up until Tuesday, November 11. Until then, you can find it here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Donovan Hams It Up

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New Dolls from Nifty Knits

I just received some genuine English morris dancers from Nifty Knits in the UK. She knitted up two little morris dancers to match my two full sized, living, breathing, stick whacking, hankie waving, bell clad morris dancers - Chris and Emily. The doll's baldrics even have a tiny version of the Maroon Bells Morris badge with the Maroon Bells mountains on it. I love the beard on the one that looks like Chris.

If you're at all curious about morris dancing, we have a website for the Maroon Bells Morris here.

And if you'd like a little morris dancer of your own, or another cool knitted item, Nifty Knits can be found here.