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Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig


Posted on Aug 8, 2005

I’m home from my week long trip to Florence, Oregon.  The weather was great,  It was sunny, yet cool whereas we escaped from a Portland in the 90′s.  My niece, my husband, and I joined his family and friends camping on the dunes.  There were 13 of us total.  We did have fancy bathroom accommodations.  My brother-in-law set up a port-a-potty in a tent.  Let me tell you that was...

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Vacation

Vacation


Posted on Jul 29, 2005

Well, I’m off for a week to Florence, Oregon.  The dunes at Florence are world famous.  As you can see from this satelite pictue, they are huge.  My husband says that there are 40 miles of sand dunes.  I don’t know how true this is.  My husband, his family, my niece, and myself will have a week filled of four wheeling, sand boarding, beach walking, and s’more making.  We will be camping...

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I am My Own Superhero

I am My Own Superhero


Posted on Jul 27, 2005

My first dabble into the world of crafty sites was with Andrea’s Superhero Designs.  Besides making great jewelry like the bracelet above, she has a great community page and resource section with a good article about starting your own business.  She has also started a great photo booth gallery that makes me think of the movie Amelie every time I see it.  Mainly I like going to Andrea’s site to gain...

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Run Hit Wonder

Run Hit Wonder


Posted on Jul 25, 2005

Well, I did it.  I ran/walked the Run Hit Wonder yesterday.  It actually went much better than I was expecting.  The weather was great, sunny and not too hot.  My sister-in-law and three kids came down to cheer me and my husband on.  I managed to make 17 minute miles.  While it’s definitely not ideal, I didn’t come in last which was my greatest fear. Having the bands on the route was a lot of...

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Silver Vs. Metal Clay

Silver Vs. Metal Clay


Posted on Jun 28, 2005

I got an offer in the mail for a free trial of this magazine.  Since free is my favorite word, I thought I would try it out.  The magazine turned out to be very small and not filled with much that I would actually want to do.  The thing that surprised me the most was that almost all the articles were on metal clay.  Metal Clay is silver in a mold-able clay.  Once you fire your piece in the kiln, the clay burns...

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Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell


Posted on Jun 23, 2005

I discovered Joseph Cornell quite by accident.  I was a teenager and looking through art books at Powell’s.  Something I did quite a lot of at that age.  I found a book on Cornell and I was blown away.  His shadow boxes are extraordinary. I have always wanted to make shadow boxes.  I have spent years collecting odds and ends to put in the boxes I’m going to make.  For some reason, I...

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