Monday, February 21, 2011

Voting going on in clay challenge...

Hi! Just wanted to pop in and let you all know that voting has begun in this month's clay challenge at Please take a moment to stop by and vote for your favorite entry!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More Crazy Critters Completed!

I had a rare burst of energy after trekking around a disapointing dinosaur exhibit with my girls this morning. Ended up sitting down this afternoon and finished up painting all the critters that had been waiting on me. I finished up another winter elliephant, my zombie bunny, my windblown hounddog and another stump hootie. Hope you  enjoy the pics! I'll have to start sculpting a new batch tomorrow. I sold my faux chocolate toe licking bunny today on Etsy. I'm a little sad to send him away but maybe I'll clone him before he goes..hehe.
Flappy the Windblown Hound Dog $25

Flappy the Windblown Hound Dog $25

Zombie Rabidz $15

Zombie Rabidz $15

Stump Hootie #2 $20

Stump Hootie #2 $20

Thursday, February 17, 2011

They're painted!!!!

The sun didn't pop out & my toddler fell asleep so the critters calls of "Paint Me!" were finally heeded this afternoon. Hope you enjoy my latest!

Back of St. Paddy's Elliephant

St. Paddy's Elliephant $20

Easter Elliephant

Back of Easter Elliephant

Side view Easter Elliephant

Crazy Lil' Oinker $10

Side view Crazy Lil' Oinker $10

Back side Crazy Lil' Oinker

Where O' Where does the time go?

Where O' where does the time go? I've been busy living, cleaning, cooking and claying. The problem is, I get something sculpted and baked & then it just sits there for days saying, "PAINT ME, PAINT ME!" I think I may need to get a sculptor's hearing aid..ehehe. No, not really, but I am going to take another break today since the weather is supposed to be a balmy 60+° here in the normally arctic Ohio. Time to take my youngest to the park and romp a bit. Who knows, maybe I'll see some more inspiration from nature to bring home & incorporate into my art!

Back to what I have been up to: recently sculpted and baked an Easter Bunny Elliephant, a St. Paddy's Day Elliephant, an itty bitty "normal" Elliephant and a crazy winged piggy. In the oven right now cooling off is another Stumpy Owl & an unusual side view of a car with a dog hanging it's head out of the window with it's ears & jowls flapping in the breeze. Can't wait to see how he turns out once he gets his patina on.

I do solemnly promise to share pictures soon. :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love is in the Air Elliephant

I painted up & photographed a Loverly Elliephant this week. Thought I would share some pictures before listing the little darling on Etsy. I baked a St. Paddy's Elliephant last night. Need to shore up the little legs a bit before adding it's lucky patina...he's a bit wobbly, must have tipped a bit too much Irish whiskey! Made a crazy little piggie last night too. Little wings & bulging eyes. Not sure what happened there but his clay genetics appear to be out of whack..hehe.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pictures of my entry in the polymer clay central dec/jan challenge

I keep forgetting to post pictures of the piece that I entered in the Snow & Ice, December/January clay challenge hosted by Unfortunately, my little critters didn't place but I'll try, try again this month :) Entering the challenges are a fun way to earn some free supplies from their sponsors as well as spark my creative muse into action.

Dressing Mr. Frosty

Close-up of Mr. Frosty

Some of Mr. Frosty's clothes

Fasionista Reindeer

Friday, February 4, 2011

A poem to inspire thoughts of warmth & peace

I hate to say it, but I'm getting sick & tired of winter. I want to go outside & run barefoot through the grass. I want to explore the outdoors and share the wonders with my child. I want to break free of these confining walls, however warm and cozy they might be. Since spring & summer are several months off, I'm going to share one of my favorite warm weather poems that I wrote. It was inspired by a drive down a winding country road that raced alongside a small creek.

"My Image of Heaven" by Miranda Farrand

Deep blue-green leaves of river bottom trees reach
protective hands across the breadth of the tiny creek.
Swirling puffs of dandelion fluff float on the warm
summer breeze, reminiscent of a fairy tale scene.

Hungry fish splish and splash after unwary bugs,
Creating wrinkles in the clear, cool waters.
Tiny ripples form on the current,
sweeping the river's face clean of leaves & dust.
Crawdads and darters inch their way along the bottom,
dashing and scurrying from pebble to pebble.

Dragonflies flit from plant to plant,
never stopping but a moment to rewind.
Bees nestle amongst the petals of wildflowers galore,
applying their make-up of yellow powder.

Cicadas whirl and chirp, blocking out the subtler
sounds of the birds' song, taking the main stage of
Nature's ever-present symphony.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Everybody Loves Chocolate!

I finally finished painting the finish on my mock-chocolate polymer clay bunny rabbit yesterday as well as some of his friends. I finished up some entries for this month's polymer clay contests as well on and that will be able to be viewed & voted on mid-month. Hope you like my new critters!