Tag Archives: handmade

Purr! New Design and New Products

PURR! Here’s the new design I previewed last month and all the things I’ve made with it: tote bag, accessory bag, shelf-sitter/wall sign and matted print. Read all about the design and all the stuff on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Purr!

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New Votive Design: Sycamore Moon

As I was walking the last of the trail on my Christmas Day hike, the sun had set and the moon had risen and I approached the two sycamore trees side by side in the dim light, their bare branches etched against the blue-gray sky. I remembered the idea for a votive with the painting […]

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Color Inspired By Artists on My “Big Nap” Decorative Dishes

Jelly Bean’s roundness is a little exaggerated but it really was a big nap. Another one of the feline shapes I love. “Big Nap” decorative dishes are based on one of my brush pen sketches which I enlarged and use to cut the clay around the outline of the sketch for each dish, soften the […]

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50% Off on All Original Art

My physical recovery from my hip replacement has been a breeze, but my financial recovery has been moving a little more slowly as I wait for show season to arrive. It did, along with COVID-19, and just as quickly all my events into June have been cancelled. I feel pretty safe from COVID-19, and I […]

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Tulips for Spring on an Vintage Cigar Box Keepsake

A sunny day was perfect for some product photography, and with the crocuses still blooming I could hardly resist the temptation. I’m looking forward to my tulips blooming in nearly this very spot. This vintage cardboard cigar box is finished with a white and antique silver crackle glaze and antique silver trim with an image […]

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Flower and Butterfly Cabochon Pendants, Two for $25.00

One of the things that’s always drawn me out into nature is the free flower show each year from the first thaw to the last frost. It’s happening out there right now with the floor of the woods covered with spring ephemerals waiting their turn to bloom. I already see the summer wildflowers putting up […]

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“In Afternoon Sun” Cabochon and Gift Box

We are looking forward to sunnier days. Mewsette and Mimi enjoyed the sun on the studio windowsill in June 2012, one of my favorite daily sketches combining ink brush pen to capture the deep shadows and bright highlights on the girls and watercolor spatters to capture the sun in the leaves of the maple tree […]

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Dancing Woodland Sunflowers Votive

Typically my votives have just the design and some painted embellishments, but looking at my display of wildflower votives I felt the warm yellow wildflowers needed a little extra something. I pictured some burlap ribbon in autumn colors, some flower and leaf-shaped buttons and novelties and then some raffia too, and went to town with […]

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Holiday Ornaments!

Finally got this year’s ornaments done! Three are designs I’ve made and even offered in the past year, but through that first iteration I refined the techniques and designs and they are much the better for that. I had initially begun with 4″ discs made of polymer clay and I really love that size, but […]

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“Find Your Roots” Cabochon Pendants

I love bare trees. I have always been fascinated by the exposed roots of trees, especially older trees who have stood many tests of storms and floods. Now, in November, with leaves mostly fallen, the woods are full of the tangled interest of bare trees and tree roots. I purchased a few bags of mixed […]

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