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Archive for July 30th, 2009

A Sidewalk Container Garden

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Most Tuesdays, I go for a walk in Old Town Lansing with my friend Cynthia. Often we end with tea or lunch at Mama Bear’s Cafe‘.

On the way back to my car/her work, we pass by October Moon, a truly wonderful shop right next to the Robert Busby memorial bridge. In spite of the minor detail that there is no soil or grass in front of the shop, there is a wonderful (container) garden surrounding the doorway.


Since there is no shop to the river side, the garden spills over to a spot over the river. It is a wonderful, happy city view.


I love Old Town more, every time I go there. I love my city every day that the sun shines and the grass grows. Winter is rough for me, but memories like this help me through the frozen months.

Go, October Moon!

Polymer Clay Class at Threadbear

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

polyclaytbear072609b-400.jpgI taught a Polymer Clay Jellyrolls, Bullseyes & Checkerboards class at Threadbear Fiberarts last Sunday, to seven enthusiastic folks. We had a wonderful time!!!

Notice that even though we all used essentially the same techniques, the way each person used the information turned out differently. The colors chosen by each person were different, but also the way folks combined motifs, sometimes shared motifs with neighbors, made some elements large and others small, changed the look of each piece.

I love teaching. There is no way to have a polymer clay class go anything but great. There is no way I can explain how wonderful I feel when a class like this is done. Aaaahhhh….