Venturing in new directions

Hellooooo, It has been months… very long months since I last wrote on my blog.  I know… I had totally different intentions the beginning of last year. My life has taken me into a different direction which is both tiring and exhilarating.  Tiring because it means  a lot more daytime non creative work.  Exhilarating because … Continue reading

A few things about FACES

A few things about FACES

Many of you probably have the same thing: we see faces.  (don’t mention that some of us also hear voices, but that’s a different post all together!).  We see faces in clouds, we see them in trees, I find them in wall paper and floor coverings.  I don’t see them on toast🙂 The thing is… … Continue reading

White, off white, …… not so white…

White, off white, …… not so white…

13 years ago, our family moved to the UK, to a sleepy village in Yorkshire.  It turned out to be more creepy than sleepy but that’s a story for another time. All the walls in the house were painted in some off white paint called “Magnolia”.  A name, which reminded me of a marvellous tree … Continue reading

The  “Charlie” collection!

The “Charlie” collection!

First of all, I owe you a bit of an apology.  I said last year that I would keep up with posting blogs and doing all the social media stuff, and such, but I haven’t.  I did not have the energy for it, nor was I in an uplifting mood, and believe me, I want … Continue reading

2013 adventures!

2013 adventures!

January 14th.. already! First of all, let me all wish you a very joyous year and definitely a better one than last year!! It has been a year I’d rather forget (hence the now writing for so long) but with renewed energy and a bit more hope, I’ll try to keep you on your toes … Continue reading

Bye bye Hippie Wall

Bye bye Hippie Wall

I wanted to share something, for once, NOT clay related. Many years ago, before I became addicted to Polymer Clay, I dabbled in various media.  One of them was painting with  acrylics.  Many years ago…. I also dreamed of a new Hippie era, wore flowers in my long hairs and wished for a better world … Continue reading

Exciting new hobby!!

Exciting new hobby!!

As you may have noticed, my very good intentions of posting on a weekly basis have gone out of the window. You know how it goes, other things get in the way, priorities, urgencies, bladibla.  I feel sorry for not keeping up with the plan but as there was not really anything useful to say, … Continue reading

Chris’ Shiny Beads Process

Chris’ Shiny Beads Process

After a few weeks of none regular blogging, I thought it was time to get back on track, so here we are. As a result of posting my “White Gold” series and my Shiny Fruity Orange beads, I have had many comments on the high shine on my beads and have been asked how I … Continue reading

Emotional Creations

Emotional Creations

First of all, apologies for not keeping up my weekly postings.  But I think you will understand WHY I did not write for so long when you are finished with this post🙂 I NEED to feel happy in order to create.  That goes for claying, writing, trying out a new recipe, anything creative in my … Continue reading

Becoming an alchemist

Becoming an alchemist

As most of you may have read, I have been experimenting with Swellegant over the past week. Great fun!Imagine, crazy looking woman, with multiple brushes in her hand, looking at several pieces of clay and metal on a sheet in no particular order… bottles open in front… and big grin on her face! woohaaa. I needed … Continue reading

Swellegantissimo !

Swellegantissimo !

And yes, I could no longer resist and bought some of Christi Friesen’s new Swellegant products.I LOVEEE antiques, verdigris, rust… so you can well imagine that I nearly fainted when I saw these products used by others for the first time. In my mind, I knew what I wanted to do and the effect I … Continue reading

Mood Earrings :)

Mood Earrings :)

Well, it does not happen to often that I get to meet a fellow clayer “in person” but yesterday I did!!!Cara Jane and her lovely family came for a brief visit.  It was great to finally be able to add a “new dimension” to that smiling picture on Facebook🙂  A shame we did not get … Continue reading

52 Earrings in a year!

52 Earrings in a year!

I did it !!!  I finally subscribed to this challenge!  Yeah… As if I needed something “else” to do🙂 This challenge was started by Anke Humpert from Anart Island Studios and what a following she has got!In only a few weeks time 129 creative souls joined up, making the most gorgeous earrings.. leaving me totally inspired.  So yesterday, … Continue reading

Photo editing on a budget!

Photo editing on a budget!

After receiving repeated request for this, I thought I’d better turn my reply into a blog:) This is a little tutorial for those of us who do not have expensive cameras, great studio space, studio set up facilities, daily sunshine, etc.  In fact, this is just my take on making the best of the pictures … Continue reading

What I wanted to do today…..

What I wanted to do today…..

…. and what I finally ended up doing, are usually two very different things.You know how it goes, you get up, all bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready to go.  The muse is awake, the clay is on the table.. so here we go, right? Wrong.First there is the shower, the breakfast… the e-mail… … Continue reading

FREEEEEDOMMMMMM !!!!

FREEEEEDOMMMMMM !!!!

….  and no, I am not talking about the “Freedom” in Aretha Franklin’s “THINK” song, nor am I talking about Mel Gibson’s outcry in Braveheart…. I am talking about MINE!  MY freedom!  As from today, I am allowed to drive again! And I am feeling ecstatic! In the UK, when someone has undergone brain surgery … Continue reading

"I am not creative!"

"I am not creative!"

“I wish I was creative, but I am not” – “I can’t draw” – “I was not good at art at school”After hearing this sooooo many times, I just wanted to write my humble opinion about this, spiced with examples. There are so many people whom I encounter during craft fairs who tell me they … Continue reading