Relaxing in the Rainforest-Ecuador

Relaxing in the Rainforest-Ecuador
Natalie and Grandma

Sunday, November 20, 2011

                                                        Mr. Canyon Ridge 

For the last couple of years Cliff and I have been involved in the fundraiser for the DECA Club.  They have a Mr. Canyon Ridge "Beauty, Brains, and Brawn" contest.  It involves about 5-7 of the senior boys that have been selected to compete.  Cliff has been asked to be the Master of Ceremonies for the last two years and I have been asked to judge the competition.  Cliff gets to wear a tux for his part and he looks great in a tux.  I think that this year he looks even better than last year. 
We always enjoy watching the boys strut their stuff and show their talents (I use that term loosely with some of the boys)  but it is always enjoyable.  One of Cliff's debaters won again this year so he was really pleased with that. I just love seeing Cliff in a tux, he looks so very handsome!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Working with Polymer Clay

 I finally got one of the pieces that I've been working on for a long time done.  I had the face for the piece done and got it on a filigree then put a coating of resin over it.  I just didn't know what to do with it next.  I found some leaf cookie cutters and decided to use them.  I got the clay mixed and kind of bent the leaves before I cooked them.  I really liked how they turned out.  I put them on a copper necklace base and then added the chocolate ox leaves.  The flower branches came next and I added orange crystals to them.  It really came together when I wrapped the chain around the face and had it hang down over the forehead.  I put a small gem in the center of the forehead as well.  I really love the fall colors in this piece.