The greatest creations are those that as you create them, you get lost in your thoughts, by the time you're tired of thinking you're holding in your hands, something from deep within...

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Random post, and pics to prove it! :D

Hi Everyone! I hope you have all been super :)

Things have once again been crazy. The new classes have just started and so I may be a little quiet here and there while I finish up the rest of the lessons, but not today! I cannot believe how many photo's I took!!! While I pulling em' I thought maybe I'd show you a few of the others snapped recently that were mixed in the bunch :) Here we go!

First up - I AM in fact? the queen of procrastination!

A few weeks ago, while I was supposed to be working and preparing the lessons, I took a little much needed break. We had a gorgeous day ahead so I wanted to take advantage, plant a few flowers and clean the deck before it was too late to plant flowers on the deck - again. My little sister and I went to home depot, picked up some pretty flowers and when I headed outside to plant them and clean up the deck, I quickly remembered I still had the once living Christmas tree sitting in the middle of it. Woopsie. (Notice the pine needle covered floor?)

It's been there a while so I just kinda overlooked the fact that maybe it shouldn't still be there?
I had foot surgery and at the time the easiest solution was take off the vintage glass ornaments so they didn't break and put it outside. Although it's now MAY, this is still acceptable since I use these branches & needles in my work right? (yay more reasons to never get rid of anything :D) After all, I did need sticks for the cage class right? But how many? There lies the problem.

I love twigs, branches, leaves all of that, I collect them and sometimes to what might be a seemingly unhealthy level. (I have twigs, crunched leaf bits & have been known to have a few rocks on occasion... in my purse. You know its not right, when you put your hand in your bag and come out with a splinter!) With that said, so low I hope no one heard it, selecting just a few to use for class was not an option because they are all so unique and individually different I needed them all!? So, instead I spent the next few hours, (uhhh first removing the lights I had not taken off previously because I could not hop around the tree to get them) and then clipping the branches off the tree and putting them in a box to use for the class piece later and some just to hold on to.

Can someone please tell me why my photo is coming up sideways?

By the way, the other half of the tree is still on the deck. Who needs branches? ha ha ha jk!

Here's my Lenny cat looking all kinds of cute through the kitchen window :)

and this is three of my five kitties looking at mommy like she's nuts through the screen door. Really, they wanted to come out to play :) Although Sabre's eyes are slightly closed, I'm excited that it came out at all. It's been impossible to get them together, one either moves, eyes closed, meowing, etc..

Next up, I have a new dragon who may just be the first to see ebay :) I love how this little guy is turning out so far so we'll see ;) That and if my sister doesn't steal it. Whenever she/they stop(s) by the house she sticks them right in her pocket and tries to get away with them! She doesn't even seem to mind if they are finished or not, just that they should be hers :) Too cute!

This one is a beach - glass dragon. He's sculpted in polymer right onto the base but his base will also consist of shards of beach washed glass and most likely a mix of earth and sand. His horns and scales are also beach glass. This is the only clear pic in the bunch but I'll put up others when it's complete. I've started painting it in my usual washes and layers so its always interesting to see what color it ends up, right now purples. My first very purple dragon!

This little guy in the middle will be in a pod or shell of sorts. He will probably be the first available on etsy. I'd like to get two finished and up there at once so he's not all alone ;)

And this one I just can't wait to get back to! My lil rodent faerie. She looks a little rough here, she has only had her first wash. I've done a little more on her since, but haven't taken photo's yet. ;)

Oh! I almost forgot, I should have a few mini tutorials to share with you soon. Once I started snapping pics for the lessons, I could not stop myself, there was so much stuff I wanted to share! So the bonus's I'll put on my blog for everyone to see if and when I can find the time to put them all together. There just isn't enough hours in a day is there.... sigh.. ;) Oh well, I'll just have to live an extra long and/or immortal life so I can get it all accomplished! ;)

Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for visiting!!!

Big hugs,

Friday, May 8, 2009

New Pics! - Miniature~ Baby Dragon in Nesting Cage - Class :)

We've had had mostly rain and not much sun for the past couple of weeks. When I snapped the class photos indoors I knew they were a bit dark and kinda figured they didn't look quite right, it was driving me mad!

We had a little sun this morning before I left for work so I rushed out and snapped a couple pics since we were expecting thunderstorms again by night. My earlier blog entry photos really are pretty bad considering you can actually SEE the piece in these new ones! My apologies for the dark and/or crappy pics earlier, but thank you so much for all your kind comments and support regardless! Very much appreciated!!

I'm adding a few of the photos taken today in natural light and hope they are a bit better. For those who have already signed up I sure hope you like the more accurate ones! :)

Click to enlarge
(See the difference from those in the post below?)

For anyone who would like more info on these two classes, please see my previous blog post or you can visit Jean Bernards online class website for the details :) Early Bird Specials til May 15!
Thanks so much!

Have an awesome weekend everyone! and a Happy Mothers day to all the moms out there :) ((Luv you mommy!!)) :)

Big hugs,

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baby Dragon & Nesting Cage - Class! :D

Hi Everyone!! :D Hope you have all been super!

I mentioned in my last post that I would be teaching classes online shortly, well its time! :D I've finished the pieces for them and I'm excited!

They are available through Jean Bernard's website, and for those of you who might be interested it begins May 15 and I'm kicking it off with an early bird special!

I'll be teaching two classes, one being... my miniature Dragons :)

This is the lil dragon we'll be making in class. It's the same dragon as above, only this pic was taken indoors.
One of my favorite thing about making these little guys is that since they are small, they're portable! I can usually work on them anywhere in the house or cupped in my hand instead of being glued to my sculpting table! A few lil ones have even been born on my morning commute ;)

The second one is the hanging nesting cage/cradle area for the dragon. So much fun to make!

The techniques can be adapted to create many other types of cages
and faerie/creature dwellings too, simply by using larger items ;)

Some detail pics:
The back of the empty cage...

It can be hung on the hanger, or taken off...

and placed somewhere else, without it :)

For more details, please head over to the class page on Jean's site or you can email me @

While your there check out the free tutorials she added and to the new site and the other great classes available that you may enjoy :)

I thoroughly enjoyed snapping pics and being able to share the process. I learned so much about myself, my creating habits, and many new techniques which are included in the lessons! I was having so much fun I couldn't help but keep adding more to it :)

Please wish me luck :)

Have you seen the collaboration yet? If you haven't you have got to! It's simply amazing and I'm so honored to be a part of it.

Jean has included fiber optics in the vessel! :OAnd Sherry's harpist.....
Isn't she just beautiful?
My piece will be added to the back of the vessel, listening to the beautiful sounds of the harpist...

oh and guess what?
This very much counts as part of my ufo/wip challenge!!! Another month spent creating and productive! My house surely needs cleaning but woo hoo I finished something!! :D I also started a few new pieces that I can't wait to work on some more, including my lil rodent faerie. I'll have pictures to share shortly! :)

Thank you all for visiting and big warm welcome to my new followers!

Have a super-fantastic , wonderful and creative day everyone!

Big giant hugs,