Okay, Class Samples are Here!

Hey, it’s been less than a month! Maybe I’m on a roll here! After much effort, I finally have all the projects designed and samples made for the class I’ll be teaching at the Active Adult Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. The class is called Polymer Clay 101 and we’ll be making three projects. This bracelet is made with polymer clay using a technique known as marbling. After we make the beads, we’ll string them on Stretch Magic with some gold metal beads.       This ornament combines stamping, using cutters, and a wee bit of sculpting. It’s fun, easy to make, [ ... ]

I’m Here! I’m Here! Come See Me!

Well, here I am again, belated as usual. I have pretty well recovered from all the falling and surgery of last year. I often find myself reflecting on a couple of things about that: the year+ spent recovering from a split-second misfortune (yeah, I’m angry about it) and what to do about all the broken promises that arose from it. Worthwhile topics and worth pursuing at some point, I suppose, but not today. Today, I have happier things to talk about. I have another craft show coming up! Once again it will be at Bwiched up on Green Mountain in Lakewood, [ ... ]
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What’s Next: A Craft Show and One More Repair

Okay, I know I’m a bit sporadic here. Nonetheless, I love letting people know what I’m up to, however rarely I do it! This Saturday, I will take part in my first-ever craft show. For those of you in the Denver metro area, stop by to visit my table between 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM at: Edgewater Plaza Senior Apartments 2250 Eaton Street Edgewater, 80214 Come hungry and visit with all the vendors while munching on homemade baked goodies! The show is a fundraiser for Edgewater Senior Connection. It should be a lot of fun. I’ll post a few pictures of what I’ll have for sale [ ... ]
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Best Laid Plans

I had great plans for this year. I was going to do so many things, including ramping up my businesses as an editor, writer, and polymer clay artist. I’ve actually done some, but this year took an interesting turn on February 10th. I fell. I was walking from my car to the gym, where I was going to ride the stationary bike and do some light weight lifting. I’d been working for some time on redeveloping muscle tone and general health. It was a beautiful sunny day, about the last nice day we’d have in February, 2015. I fell on the sidewalk [ ... ]

2014 Reviewed and Plans for 2015

The end of the year is coming and, in addition to Christmas bells, cries of “Plan Your Next Year” fill the air. Plan your writing, plan your art, plan your meals, plan your housecleaning, plan, plan, plan. Aaauuuugh! This past year has demonstrated once again that if I don’t plan it, schedule it, and keep it in front of me, it doesn’t get done. Oh, I’ve accomplished a lot this year, don’t get me wrong. I worked with Suzanne Muller-Heinz on her Roadmap to Romance Self Study [ ... ]

I Left Out What? What That First Line Can Do

I spent the last couple of days editing a chapter for Suzanne Muller to submit for a collection of tips for single women who are looking to find successful, fulfilling relationships. When I sent her the chapter, the first line was missing a word. I also edited her bio for the project. Guess what? The first line had one word too many in it. And I call myself an editor? Well, yes, I do. I also know I’m human. My daughter even proofread the chapter for me. We both overlooked the missing word in the [ ... ]

Happy Father’s Day!

As the inaugural entry on my new, as-yet-unnamed blog, I’d like to wish all the fathers out there, including my son, Happy Father‘s Day. Really, we couldn’t have done it without you! My own father passed away a couple of years ago and I just miss the heck out of him. I wish he was still around to advise my son as he leaps into fatherhood with both feet. My son is a good father, though, so I imagine he’ll do just fine. I may add to this later–I do have more to say and no time to do it now. For [ ... ]
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