Friday, June 01, 2007

I'm Back in Blogland!!!

Hurray!! I think I might be back for awhile. The modum arrived and all is good in computer connection land! And HB is on a job that takes him out of the house (and away from the computer) so I have free use during most of the day. So slowly but surely I will be around to visit everyone as I did before all this craziness began.

All this house business got my brain working to figure out some things I could do creatively that wouldn't make a big mess and I thought I'd try some polymer clay! I don't know why I thought it wouldn't make a mess but my brain works in mysterious ways!! Anyway I had messed with clay before and even have a pasta machine for it. So I bought a roller and a blade and an extruder....and they're all relaxing on the table in the studio!

I had fun running the clay through the pasta machine. I'm so easily entertained!! But then I sat there and wondered what in the world I would make. Each time I thought of something I would try it and then run the clay back through the machine again. I'm telling you - my creative streak has gone into hiding and refuses to come out no matter how much I coax.

As you can see in the photo I have several different brands of polymer clay, and I also have some paper clay....and a couple of molds but somehow I just can't seem to get inspired with anything. Each day I tell myself not to think about the studio because I don't want to feel pressured to create....but that's where my thoughts always lead me. Then they abandon me at the door!

As you all know, I've been trying to get rid of books (not all of them!!) and wouldn't you know while I was out yesterday my car just automatically drove itself over to Barnes & Noble! Then my feet took over and made me walk into the store. Well, since everyone went to so much trouble to get me there I thought it only appropriate on my part to browse around for a bit. You know, to show them I appreciated their effort!

I've never browsed a bookstore in my life that I didn't come out with something! And yesterday was no exception! Here's what I bought....

I don't know how old or new this book is but if you haven't seen it, rush out and do so now! I love this book!! It has sooooo many ideas for embellishing and seems to have good instructions (I haven't tried any of them yet) and the pictures are beautiful. Hopefully this book will inspire to do something other than drool all over the pages!!