I STARTED Early--Took my Dog--And visited the Sea--
The Mermaids in the Basement Came out to look at me
--Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Clay Day

I've had this clay mixed and slabbed out for, oh...a couple of years now.  It takes a while to make a log cabin cane, and I just haven't had the initiative and/or time to get it done.  Lucky for me, we had a Clay Day a couple of Saturdays ago...and here it is:

Friday, March 8, 2013


I forgot my camera at work, so posting has been non-existent.  I finally brought it home today.  I was at my mom's last week and she's been moving things around.  She found an art project I did when I was in ninth grade.  I'm trying to remember why I made the choice to paint the clay owls with regular paint instead of firing them with a glaze.  I think it had to do with instant gratification.  I've never been a very patient person.

Anyway, here they are--along with another critter (too bad about the beaks):

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Little Vampires...

This is my sixth year attending the Emerald City Comic Con.  My first year was a Mother's Day present from my daughter and her husband--the best Mother's Day present I ever got!  Anyway, I was first introduced to Little Vampires by Lunasea Studios.  Rebecca Hicks is the artistic talent behind Little Vampires, and is a wonderful person.  Sometimes I feel like a stalker (her booth is the first one I go to every year), but all you have to do is look at her Little Vampires and you'll see their charm (and fall under their spell).

I went on Friday (as previously mentioned) and I went again today.  I decided to make her a little present to thank her for the joy her critters have brought me.  Here's what I made:

It's a little over an inch tall and I made it so it could be worn as a pendant or used as a bookmark.  I wrapped it up in some tissue paper and put it in an origami box I folded (really, the box takes all of two minutes, but it does look nice!):

Then I tied it up with a black ribbon and off to the Con I went.  She liked it!  Yay!  Silly me, all I ever do is see all the flaws in my creations...it's hard to look past them and see it as other people would.  Anyway, I had a LOT of fun making the little guy and I can't wait for the next book in the Little Vampire series (hopefully I'll get it by the end of the month).

Thanks, Rebecca!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

After Thing a Day...

I still have some critters left in me!  I was thinking about this whale yesterday, but I was at the Emerald City Comic Con and got home very late (I had a fabulous time!!).  So I made it tonight instead.  This particular cane is the "Storm at Sea" quilt pattern, and if you look very closely, you can see the center block is a dolphin quilt pattern from Margaret Rolfe's book.