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12
Jun
12

Dawn Schiller’s new book

Dawn Schiller is a very talented sculptor and she has finally written a book. Yay!! Dawn, I am very proud of you!

She has step by step photos and shows you how to make these lovely Fae Creatures from scratch. With detailed instructions and great pieces, this looks to be an asset to the polymer clay books library available for sculptors today!

Dawn is not only one of the most talented sculptors that I know, she is funny, quick-witted, and a dear friend. I am thrilled that she is published and I am thrilled for all of you. No matter where you are in the world you can enjoy Dawn’s talent.

Dawn has a wonderful website with her works shown http://www.oddfae.com/

She has an etsy store http://www.oddfae.etsy.com/

Sells on ebay http://myworld.ebay.com/autumnthings/

Has a blog http://www.oddfae.blogspot.com/

She has and ArtFire store http://www.artfire.com/users/oddfae

And also a Cafe Press store http://www.cafepress.com/oddfae

Also has a fan page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/71326176904/

She shows at Comic- Con in San Diego and has been there for the last few years.

That finding is one of my Hoarders Closet findings. Yay Dawn!

Pre-Orders on Amazon are welcome and it won’t be long before it is out!

http://www.amazon.com/FaeMaker-Making-Fantasy-Characters-Polymer/dp/1440313660/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339479914&sr=1-1&keywords=faemaker

But if you cannot wait to get the book, Dawn is teaching a class in the San Diego area before her Comic-Con appearance. She is going to show you how to make her assistant Fetch. I believe there are only a couple of spaces left.

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10
Jun
12

Hello to you all

I am fine and I am well. I hope this post finds you all the same.

Life has been full for me

I find that my life is moving so very fast, this year is half over now and it  has seemed to have flown by.

Do you feel the same?

Thank you to the few of you that were concerned and wrote to ask if I was OK.

You made my days. I missed you all. I am OK.

If ever you want to see what is up with me and if I am still alive, you can check my face book pages.

The link is on the right hand side, just scroll down a little or this is it https://www.facebook.com/mariesegal1

I have a ton of pictures over at facebook on my class and the museum show pieces.

When I got back from my parents in Florida, I had things to do to catch up after Cabin Fever (more about that later) and I got ready for a class at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego, California.

It was wonderful. The women that helped me bring this all together took very good care of me.

They mixed all of the clay, they printed all of the handouts,the set up a power point presentation, so I could have a larger over view for the students, they coordinated all of the students and took the registrations,set up all of the tables and seats in a beautiful room at the museum.

I was so grateful for their competent and never-ending work and sweetness. Thank you Johanna and Jackie!

I wondered the whole time how I got so lucky to be able to do this. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

This class was part of a Gallery exhibition on polymer clay at the museum that will be ending on the 17th of this month June 2012, you really should go if you are in the area here. It is Polymer Clay History in the making. It is the brain child and pure love of a woman named Elise Winters. Thank you Elise, it was so wonderful to see your vision come to reality in such a brilliant way!

Elise’s web site is the Polymer Clay Archive and you can see it here. http://polymerartarchive.com/

Both the Mingei International Museum in San Diego’s Balboa park and the Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI now have permanent collections of polymer clay. That is one big step for polymer clay, yay Elise, ya did good.

I have been keeping up with both of my stores(links on the right, scroll down), writing, playing with the greatest Granddaughter in the world (Madi and I are trying to make a garden too) and living the good life.

I have some traveling scheduled this year too.How did I get so lucky??

I will be playing in here when ever I can again, I miss you all. Thank you for being here and still visiting and reading this humble blog while I took some time.

Tell me what you have been doing, I would love to know!!

May light and love shine in and radiate out from your beautiful hearts.

TTFN

16
Mar
12

Florida, lovely Florida!

I like it here, the weather is perfect…today!

This is the most amazing sky. The colors are almost unreal.

It seems as if you can reach out and touch these clouds.

So grateful to be here now!

Florida, lovely Florida!!

15
Mar
12

My classes at Cabin Fever and a update

I am in Florida visiting my parents. Sorry I haven’t been around lately. I have been having so much fun and I left almost immediately after Cabin Fever Clay Festival, so it was very hard to get a blog in.

Here is what I started before I left.

I miss you all.

Love and huge hugs,

Marie

I must say that I am thrilled with my classes at Cabin Fever. I am tired, but thrilled.

Judging by what my students did, the classes went very well.

These are creative vibrant women and they learned so fast.

These are from the AM class.

The top row second from left is a heart that is antiqued but not finished with Lumiere.

The two hearts in the bottom row on the right side that are neutral are what the hearts look like not having the antiquing or the Lumiere.

The others have been painted and finished all the way.

They did well didn’t they?

24
Feb
12

I was featured in the Etsy Blog by Mary and Kate from Reverie Magazine

I was featured, well my goldfish in the Hoarders Closet were featured, along with other Etsy sellers and their products, in a blog by Mary and Kate from Reverie magazine.

Thank you, Mary and Kate, so much!!

You can read Reverie Magazine here: http://reveriemag.com/

Every thing for the bride, photographed with style, written with love, and all the latest for your Wedding Reverie.

And here is the blog post, where I and many lucky others, were featured on The Etsy Blog.

Handmade Weddings: Inspired by a City

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/handmade-weddings-inspired-by-a-city/ 

Reverie Magazine is a quarterly online wedding magazine created in London, England. Mary and Kate hope to spread their love of wedding design and ideas to brides on both sides of the pond. The next issue of Reverie Magazine will go live on April 12; you can also find daily wedding inspiration on the Reverie Blog.

I learned about my fish and weddings too, from Kate.

The tables would be decorated with wild flowers in mismatched glass bottles, and each guest’s place setting would have spiky air plants and napkins tied with gold fish charms (said by the ancient Greeks to enhance good luck in marriage and relationships).

Thank you again Mary and Kate! and thank you Etsy for having them blog!!

15
Feb
12

Getting ready to go!

I am getting ready to go to CFCF. I have so much to do before 5 am tomorrow morning.
The question is, am I going to get it all done?

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08
Feb
12

Another bib necklace!

I am sorry I haven’t been around lately. I am getting ready for my classes at the Cabin Fever Clay fest.

It is now open to day visitors, so if you live in the area of Laurel, Maryland or surrounding areas and you want to take a few classes, this would be a good place to do it.

I will try to keep you up on what is going on while I am away.

Here is another way to use the Hoarders Closet bib finding. It is such a fun and versatile finding to play with. The brass ones can even be drilled.

Check it out here:

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2012/01/happy-new-year-finally.html

This is yet another way to use the bib finding.

Brass or silver bib finding

24 gauge brass of non-tarnish silver Artistic wire

Spool of tiny gold chain or silver chain

Assorted beads, chain, and findings

Flush cutters

Chain nose pliers

Thread the 24 gauge wire into the loop on one side of the bib finding.

Bend a small bit over and twist the wire together.

I am going to use a mix of red, black, and white beads, glass, polymer clay, and some chain.

String on a few of your beads. I am using some of the smaller ones on the ends.

Pull the beads back and the wrap the wire around the end of the finding a couple of times.

Like so.

Push a couple of beads down the wire.

How many you use is up to you and how big the beads are.

Wrap the wire around a couple of times again and then push more beads down and wrap again.

I took the wire and wrapped it around the big black bead and the under.

I just keep adding more beads and wrapping.

This is not something that has to be perfect.

Here I am stringing some of the small chain on to the wire.

String on some more beads. Add some more loops of wire. Add some more chain.

You get the idea.

I haven’t had time to finish this, but you get the idea

Now go have fun and make something.




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