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Monday, August 30, 2010

More Tootsie roll Crafts

The last time my grandnieces came by we made these Tootsie Roll and pull-apart licorice robots.  This one is mine.

This is Vanessa's robot.  He has an Elvis wig!

This is Ana's robot.  She has bunny slippers.

This is Lauren with her robot She has a fancy hairdo and polka dot mittens!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cakeronauts from Cakeron 7 Have Landed

These Cakeronauts came all the way from Cakeron 7!  The team of Admiral Skrimpmonius Hershdessert and Dr. Osmo Poptartiarity entered a planet wide contest on their home world to make the best cupcakes.  The prize was exclusive rights to come to planet Earth and spread their cupcakes.
 Dr. Poptartiarity, a Doctor of Cupcakeology, had this to say
 "We come to you with our delicious cupcakes!  We are in no way attempting to take over your world with our delicious cupcakes!  Have some!  You really must!  Moohooaahahhaaaaahh!"

My New Role

I am about to take on the roll of Creative Play Muse for Cool2Craft!!! Tomorrow at noon, Eastern Standard Time, I will fill you in on all the details! Check out the Cool2Craft Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=342077966832&ref=ts#!/Cool2Craft?ref=ts and scroll down to the Cool2Craft Live button on the left to tune in!

I'll be presenting a monthly Creative Play theme for you to run with. You'll send in your entries which will be posted on the Cool2Craft web site at
AND on the Hive at
 Play on!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pumpkin Moon Pendant

This is a mixed media pendant that I made for a reader challenge in Cloth Paper Scissors.  It wasn't chosen, but I learned a lot in the process of designing and making it.
The first step was creating a hinge and clasp from copper wire.  Then the polymer clay pumpkin was formed around the wire frame.  The little paper clay moon was polished with Perfect Pearls and nested in a bed of the beautiful yarn that I used for the necklace and detail.
The pendant measures about three inches long.  I so love a challenge!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Meanwhile Over at Art Forty-Two

I joined this artist's site called Art Forty-Two.  Members host swaps and round robin art projects.  I checked out this one with Twinchies.  Ever heard of Twinchies?
They are 2" x 2" Artist Trading Cards!
The one above is my Grandmother and her friends.  Marie Moon was a photographer and painter.
She took some wonderful photos of her friends goofing off!
The next one is my Grandpa, Warren Simmons and his brother, John.
This one is my Dad on a transport ship.  He was in the Army Air Corps.  He's in the front row, all the way up on the right.
This is my mom when she was eighteen.  What a looker!
My dad went to college in Boulder, Colorado.  He made this smoking robot for some kind of engineer's event.  He went on to work on the space program and finally in robotics.
This was taken on my parent's honeymoon.
One of the cool things is that you can put a surprise decoration on the back that's only for the person who receives it to see.  So, the idea is that I send in these seven twinchies and I get back seven twinchies by other artists.  I can't wait to get them!  They even have Inchies!  Who knew!?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Illusive SaniTea

This is The Illusive Sanitea clay whistle.  With a light air pressure, it sounds like a distant foghorn.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bone Guy

This is Bone Guy, the clay whistle.
He's a warped little dude with a clear whistle sound.  With medium air pressure he sounds like a steam boat.  Play on, Bone Guy, play on.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


This is Harley, the clay skull whistle
Harley is a tough guy that doesn't need to make a ruckus.  His whistle sound comes from a light air pressure that makes the sound of a distant ghost train.