Posts Tagged ‘San Diego Polymer clay guild


Something was going around, Sandy Camp 13

There was something going around Sandy Camp 13, I suspect these guys.

Patty Mac had them crawling all over her.

Front and back.

Here is why I suspect this.

Lynne Ann is a beautiful, colorful woman.

Talented too.

Here she is with the Princess crown that Ellie makes everyone take a picture with.

A great sport too.

Here she is dressed up. Everyone had costumes on at some point.

But this is what happened after what I think is one of Patty’s pets bit her.

Patty’s spiders have blue eyes too, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

I had so much fun, I feel like I was hit by a mac truck today.

Oh no, maybe I was bit by a Mac spider too.

Have a wonderful week, my pretties.

You are loved!!!


1st day of Sandy Camp

Broomhilda showed up…

Kelly Broomhilda




Dee Broomhilda



Marni Broomhilda



Patty Broomhilda





Kasi Broomhilda




Lynne Ann Broomhilda






Yvette Broomhilda




Deni Broomhilda




Shelly Broomhilda





Marie Broomhilda This is only the beginning. ;-D


Finally Friday- whew

I have been trying to get ready for our guilds yearly retreat, Sandy Camp.

It is challenging with a bouncing 2 1/2 year old that has no idea why I am ignoring her. Like I would. She has finally lain down for a nap, thus my frivolous time writing a little blog. ;-D

That is why I haven’t been posting in the morning, I usually schedule posts the night before. I finally get to work after dinner and that is what I am doing when I should be writing my blog.

I always get a slew of ideas when I am writing a how-to, preparing for a show, getting ready for a class, packing for a trip, or anytime I am trying to focus on the impending job at hand that I am running out of time for.

So what I wanted to show you is a piece that came out of that time.

I have a few sculpts that I did years ago and I was making molds from them to sell in the Sandy Camp store. This one has always been a favorite of mine.

A happily content Green Man in the Cernit Nature color Basalt (502 in our Clay Factory store) smiles happily.

This was taken from an architectural influence and  replicates a piece of a building for you to wear.

The piece is medium size.

It is stained or antiqued with black Ne-opaque acrylic paint.

And then it is blushed with Super Bronze Lumiere. I have made a few in different stone and metal colors.

This one is in my Etsy store now

A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings.

The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or “renaissance,” representing the cycle of growth each spring. From 


I didn’t get the whole blog written either had to put it away and start again later.

So friday is almost over now.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Bottles of Hope, Moore’s Cancer Center, Dr. Danielle Casden and Me

For those of you that know me. You know that I have been involved in Bottles of Hope of since I first met Diane Gregoire in 1999.

She was a light in my life, I love her attitude, and I have been making bottles for people and cancer patients ever since.

I have been making bottles with my guild since I came back from that fateful Connecticut retreat where I met Diane and then came back and told my guild, the San Diego Polymer clay, guild about them. We now do BOH Clay Days 3 to 4 times a year.

Dr. Daniell Casden is one of the reasons we keep making, making, and making them, she is so excited and supportive of our guild and this program.

Over those 12 years, Cancer has become very, very personal for me and also a lot of members in our guild.

To all my dear family who have gone on from this earthly plane, to all my dear friends who have done the same, and to all of you who have gone through cancer and lived to see another day, this is for you.

I honor you all and thank you for these lessons.

I do not like to be on camera, but I thought the message out weighed my vanity. 

Moore’s Cancer Center is celebrating its 5th anniversary of being under one roof!

Film credit to K. Edwards.

Other links in this blog that have Bottles of Hope in them.


Clay Day- Bottles of Hope

Yesterday 08/21/10 was Clay Day with my polymer clay guild the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild.

We make Bottles of Hope for the Moore’s Cancer Center at UCSD in San Diego.

We made 51 bottles yesterday for the center.

We took 54 bottles to the center on tuesday 08/17/10

Yay team! 

Bottles of Hope are bottles covered with clay and donated to the cancer centers and hospitals all over the world and given to people going through cancer. You can read about them at the link.

They are a pure gift of love and hope. The work, the clay, the bottles and the good intentions are completely given from each artists heart. They are never charged for.

It is one of my Guild outreach programs and we make a lot of them, gladly.

I am proud of us.

Marni’s bottle

Linda’s bottle

Sylvia’s bottle


Flying Hearts

A heart of a different style and color!

My guild, the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild does outreach programs and one of them is Hearts for Heros .

Sadly the program has hit hard times do economic stress. Go figure!

Let me tell you about economic stress.

Just kidding, I don’t want to even talk about it.

Keep looking for the Hearts for Heros program though, because they are rumored to be coming back. If you want to make some you can contact me and I will take them to my guild and they will send them in to Linda  for you. If you have a local polymer clay guild you can probably find out through them. 

Any who…

We as a group get together and make bunches and bunches of little hearts about the size of a quarter, and we do it on clay days.

Well, it is just like me to bend the rules a little and I did get a little carried away, and out came these two hearts. Oh no, I had to take them home, they were too big!!

tsk,tsk,tsk! ;-D


Monday- weekend update

I have been trying to post everyday this month(harder than I thought) and I got a post up yesterday, but not until late in the day, it is good though and about my sister friend Ces’ gift to Madi for her first birthday, please go see, some visual eye candy there .

I slept till 8 am on Sunday, that is like noon now days. Went to see a friend, Lindly about 12:30pm, she was teaching a class here, at Quilter’s Paradise the owners let our guild SDPCG, the San Diego Polymer clay guild  reserve the classroom for visiting teachers when they come. A wonderful classroom and very nice people are there and if you love to quilt or work with fabric and you live around here, this is the place to go!!  A gorgeous, clean, and huge store.

It was great to see Lindly, she looks good, age doesn’t seem to be affecting her as bad as moi. We have known each other for a very long time. She lives on the other side of the US though, and I am glad I got to see her again, it has been too long.

Also so good to see all of my guild buddies again too! We have a great guild and awesome people here in San Diego, we are very lucky!

On Saturday, I went to play with a friend. I very rarely get away to play and I needed to. Tina is fun, she has a wicked sense of humor and is a very sweet person. She took me to a place called Summers Past Farms  oh, what a fun day we had, I got a little sun, walked a craft show there (we had no idea it was going to be there, pleasant surprise)  with Tina and her darling daughter N, some people were playing live music and it was good. Bought a lemon geranium with Tina, her dad is going to make some cuttings for me. Oh geesh, does it smell divine! Smells more like key lime pie than lemons to me.

They have a soap making shop there with all kinds of goodies and soaps that they make right there. I bought a patchouli and orange bar, heavy on the orange and light on the patchouli, just perfect, yum. Little too old to be smelling like a hippie now days. LOL!! But just enough to make me feel grounded and good! 

They have a sweet pea maze, that was awesome, there were llamas walking around, I had a coffee, yum! I haven’t been drinking it because it makes me crazy and mean. I love it though.

We did some clay, I made these. I love them. Tina had some wire she had bent, making all kinds of shapes and I found one, the turquoise one and used it on the heart on the left. I wanted to make more so I bent some more. I made them a little bigger and thought they were just what I was looking for, I like when the bail becomes an integral part of the design. I love sacred hearts and I find myself making them all of the time. I see these beads hanging from the longest loop! Thank you Tina, for the great piece of wire.

We went to Sombrero’s  I think they have they best veggie burritos for a fast food place. There are 14 locations in San Diego area. Another yum!

I am feeling so indulged! Whew, I needed that!
Do not forget the Buddha shrine giveaway, I have added a giveaway permanent page to the top of the blog under the new banner up there so I don’t have to worry about somebody missing it, it is called CURRENT GIVEAWAY. Check that for updates all of the time.

I had a great weekend it was just a little short, I have so much more to do!! LOL!

Living with a one year old is a blessing, but man are they fast!

Have a great week everyone! Blessings and magic all over all you all.

Love and hugs.

September 2020

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