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Friday, May 17, 2013

In the Shade of the Sycamore Tree with Cindi - May 17, 2013

                                 In the Studio...What's NEW?   

Look for a NEW "Blog Exclusive" promo code on May 30, 2013  
~  Leave a comment at the bottom of  today's post and then your Email in
   the 'follow by email' window to the right of this post - I'll then, send you
   a coupon code for a  additional $5.oo off your next purchase of $25 or more.
                                                                    VASE Promo continued!
 (expires May 28, 2013)
  20% off any VASE on my ETSY site
   At least once a week, I plan to post something new.  Stop by from time to time to see what's new! 

   *I plan to post a "BLOG only " coupon code for my ETSY Shop, about twice each month

What's New TODAY:
*I gathered grape and maple leaves from my yard this beautiful morning. They'll be perfect for a new batch of 'spoon rests' and 'awnings' for a new  batch of 'Toad Houses' that I'll working on in a few minutes. 
*I'll also be putting the finishing touches on leaf & fish magnet.
                                             Have a great TGIF!

 MOTHER'S DAY SALE continues! 
Use coupon code "MOTHERSDAYSAVE15" to save 15% on any item. 
(discount good until May 31, 2013, excludes Gift Certificates)
I Work in a Variety of Art Forms
I need to keep my hands busy and do not like to ever feel as though I am bored...
So...I love to play with many different materials and experiment with new techniques. Currently, my favorite materials to work with are clay, glass, and metal.
Many of my creations are available at
Visit and click on 'SHOP' to view my online shop on ETSY.
 Handmade Pottery Creations:
I love creating hand-sculpted pottery that is functional and fun!  
I create whimsical instruments such as flutes, ocarinas, and turtle rattles with clay.  I  also enjoy using stoneware and earthenware clay to create sculptural animals that also have a purpose - bowls, containers, dishes, and banks. So far, my creature creations include elephants, giraffes, chameleons, pigs, birds, fish, armadillos, tapirs, turtles, dragons, woodland imps, sea serpents, and lizards.
Handmade Jewelry and Glass Beads for Jewelry Making:
I enjoy the magic of the flame and how with patience and the careful coordination and 'dance' of heat, timing, and glass color choices, a beautiful pendant or 
bead is formed. 
Kiln casting and fusing of glass also has a magic that attract me. Frit casting and fusing cut glass into intricate pendants, colorful beads, and star ornaments and wedding decorations is also a source of creative pleasure.
My Inspiration:  
I'm very lucky to be surrounded by so many friends and family that are creative and encouraging. My studio is also surrounded by a wooded area and a beautiful garden that is a constant source of inspiration. I am also an art teacher and marvel at all the creative solutions that my young artists come up with. They also inspire me throughout the school year and help to keep me on my toes, learning new things to teach them and helping to 
keep me growing as an artist.
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I'm still new at 'blogging'. Please comment and let me know what you are interested in hearing about.
Have a terrific and creative day!