Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hellooo Summer!!

My gosh....it is nearly June! I have a few new things to show you. I fell into a slump for about a month or so but I'm back! LOL I just finished a few new journals. I am really fond of leaving the raw edges on the clay right now. It gives the look of handmade paper. I have also been blending colors together and using up scrap clay that I am afraid will get dry and crumbly if I don't use it soon. :) I really love the 'Raspberry Dreams' journal and it was made of four different colors of scrap clay. I rolled it through the pasta machine many times, blending the colors and stopped when the color looked just right. The trick is knowing when to stop LOL. 
I also made a cute little 'filigree' cat by covering a wooden figurine I found at the thrift store with ropes of clay. I also worked some colorful seed beads into the design. I just can't seem to get a good photo of it....sooooo frustrating!

I am excited that summer is just around the corner and I look forward to swimming and catching some rays. I LOVE to swim. I used to swim every day, even in the winter (we have an indoor pool here) and I got out of the habit...I really need to get back to it. It's a great way to exercise. :)) I am like a cork too so after I have been swimming laps for an hour or so I will stop and just relax on top of the water. I can just lay there as though I were laying on a water bed LOL! One night I swam until well after dark and I was relaxing on top of the water watching for falling stars and I dozed off for a moment. I had to laugh at myself because I could just imagine someone passing by and seeing a 'dead' body floating in the pool ha ha ha!!

Talk to you soon!