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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This week in clay table news...



This week in clay table news…

This is a new weekly feature that will be running, letting y'all know what goes on in my day to day life, creating things, sculpting and just plain ole’ smooshing of Polymer clay, cause lets face it.. if you’ve done anything with earthen clay or Polymer clay… it’s so much fun!

Let's dive right in, shall we? 

This weeks post will be pretty short. So, I've been working on some fun things for my favorite holiday, Halloween!!! 

Here is a sneak peak at some of the things, just a little peak.. because it's a WIP (work in progress) I hope it turns out the way it looks on my sketches! This guy reminds me of the movie The Mask with Jim Carrey. All teeth!. We shall see how it turns out, since it's almost done. I'll post it when I'm finished and happy with the results.

OOOOH, before I forget..I do have something to share with y'all.. I received an email from my Amazon wish list, informing me that one of my wish items went on sale. So, I snatched it up lickety split. Here is what I'm talking about.. There is an amazing artist named Angie Scarr, she's famous for miniatures and Doll house miniatures and just a whole mess of things involving miniatures. Well, this year for Christmas (early of course, since it's only September!) I asked that my husband get me a few Polymer clay books. It was scheduled to arrive tomorrow, but I got a nice surprise in my mail box this morning! Here is the book I got today.. index html Books and DVDs, Making Miniature Foods Book


That's about all I have to report this week. There just hasn't been much time to clay lately. So many other things seem to need taking care of. 

So, that has me wanting to get into the studio and start having fun! 

That’s all the time we have for this week, stop in next week, where you can view the newest items I have listed in my shop !

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping to say hello!


Feature of the month..September!


Today I’m featuring a fantastic artist:  Art by Alisa Steady

I'm not going to lie... I really love the art work that this artist has in her shop! 

 Questions for the artist

Q. How did you get started in your particular craft? What drew you to it in the first place?
A. I've been drawing and painting since I can remember - but as far as Mixed Media goes, that is a new discovery which I think defines me as an artist (I would hope so after years and years of figuring out what kind of artist I was). What drew me to Mixed Media are endless possibilities of incorporating all the different elements you can possibly imagine. I love that you can use paper, clay, ink AND acrylic paint all on one canvas!

Q.  How do you overcome the times you are feeling uninspired?
A. Believe it or not, feeling uninspired is all part of the creative process. You can't predict when you'll feel uninspired, it just happens. When I'm uninspired, I know that it's even more important that I show up to the studio. Even if it's to just sit and stare out into space, or waste time on Facebook. Because you never know when creativity with strike. When I can't stand myself any longer, I find art journaling helps recharge the batteries. Even if it's just gessoing pages. The most important thing I've learned, though, is to never pressure myself. When you as an artist start beating yourself up for not being creative enough, you're kicking your own personal cheerleader right in the stomach. Know that bouts of uninspiration are just as important as a frenzy of creativity. All part of the process.

Q.  Where can we see more of your work?
A. I post work on my blog, and write about topics important to me related to art - oh, and I cheer lead other artists on, too. I have big huge colorful pom poms

I also have an Etsy Shop that I've been maintaining since 2010!

Q.  Do you have any advice for someone just starting out ?
A. Maximize the use of social media to show off your work, and become a presence. We're so lucky these days to have the world literally at our finger tips. I can't tell you how many new artists I've had the pleasure of meeting online and developing strong supportive relationships. Also, be consistent. Keep up with your blog (which is an excellent platform to get yourself out there and known). Enter your work into contests and makes use of challenges Somerset Magazine offers (http://www.stampington.com/submissions/callsChallenges.html). In the end, the MOST important thing is to Keep. Making. Art. That is your first priority above any thing else. Are you hearing me?? Make your art. Period.

Q.  What’s your favorite medium to work with ?
A. Favorite medium right now is collage, but I'm a fickle moody artist. That could change - **now!!** - my favorite medium  now is acrylic paints....no it's not. I like gouache...(you get the picture).


So, now the moment I have been waiting to show y'all ! 
Lets take a peak at some fantastic art work!

Original Angel Girl Artwork Autumn on Etsy (6 x 12 canvas)


Original Angel Girl Artwork Autumn on Etsy (6 x 12 canvas)


Original Whimsical Artwork Blue and Green Bird Large Gift Box on Etsy - Cottage Chic

Original Art Shabby Chic Painting on Etsy


Original Halloween Artsy Shabby Chic Collage Charm Art Necklace on Etsy



Be sure to come back and visit us next month, where we will feature another very talented artist! 

Disclaimer: Each artist featured here today has given Cindy with Cobalt Moon Jewelry written permission to do a feature on their work. The photos seen in this post were used solely for that purpose.


If you are an Artfire or Etsy artist and you would like for your work to be featured here on Cobalt Moon Jewelry, I would love to talk with you. Please email me cdowdle2 (at) gmail (dot) com 

Or if you know of an Artfire or Etsy artist please email me! I am always looking for talented artists to feature!

Stay tuned for next month’s feature.. 



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Anything goes blog post of the weeeeeeeek!


As the title says, this is the anything goes, blog post... where I update y'all on things that have been going on in my day to day life.. 'cause after all, what is a blog without all the "me, me, me" HA! that makes me think of "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" when Jan Brady was bitching about being the middle child! 

THAT just dated me a bit.. oh well.. IDC, I've earned it, and although I'm only in my early 40's, with the Fibromyalgia and other crapola going on with my body, I feel more like I'm in my late 70's. And I'm not kidding y'all here.. I have to use a cane every where I go, if I'm going to be out and about where there might not be chairs at every 10th step I take, I will have to use my friggen' walker!! 



UGH! life isn't fair sometimes, eh? But ya have to play with the hand we're dealt, no calling "Miss deal" here! bahahahahahahah

fibromyalgia = this is for you sister
found on Pinterest
So, here is the junk I've found on Pinterest that I just love! Has anyone ever had this happen?  

Oh dear, this is so true
borrowed from pinterest
So, anyhoo.. this is how I start out most of my conversations lately.. since I'm so darned addicted to Pinterest! I have found so many cool things over there, it's amazing! My family has tried a few new recipes from Pinterest, here is one of them.. Lasagna roll-ups! We LOVE these!! Lasagna Roll Ups.. can be made in single servings and frozen.    Tried these and they were fantastic. No struggling to cut the portions!
Look at that photo, who wouldn't love them! And you don't have to stick to beef. You could use ground Turkey like I did, or ground chicken.. there are so many things you could use. Heck, you don't even have to use meat of any sort, just make them with Spinach. Wouldn't Popeye be so proud!?


This is something else I've tried and love! This photo on the right is the photo from Pinterest  and here, on the left is my photo. It's sporting all the necklaces I've made in the last few years. Well, the ones that haven't sold, duh! LOL

my photo
Mine doesn't have the broken handle, but it still looks great!
Pinterest photo














I guess that's all I have for now, there really isn't much more going on around here.. (that I care to discuss that is) There is plenty of drama here at my house , I'm sure some or all of y'all can relate, eh?

Thanks for stopping in to see what's been going on lately.. I'm really glad to hear from y'all, please comment, let me know what's been going on with y'all!

Oh, before I leave y'all *sigh* I have been kicking around a bit about doing videos, whether they be tutorials or maybe invite y'all to send me your crafts (any craft) and I will do a review on them, and let everyone know who the craft is from, I think I like that one the best.. hmmmm.. but I tried a few the other day and of course, being from Texas, I sounded (to me that is) like a huge twangy hick when I played them back! ROFL!!

So, wadda y'all think about that? Lemme know your thoughts, 'cause I'm dyin' to know!!!!

Gotta run, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee for now!!! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Items For Sale In My Shop


Hello there! 

Today's blog post will feature the different things that I have created and recently listed for sale in my Artfire shop, Cobalt Moon Jewelry


**NEW!!!*** EARN REWARD POINTS!! With each and every purchase you make through my Artfire shop! (listed above)
you are automatically enrolled in the Cobalt Moon Jewelry Rewards Program with each purchase. For every US $10.00 you spend in my shop, you will receive a Cobalt Moon. Earn 10 Cobalt Moon's and receive a US $20.00 gift certificate. The points don't reset with each purchase, they will accumulate. So you will earn Cobalt Moon Points faster. So if you spend US $5.00 on your first purchase and US $20.00 on your next, you will receive one Cobalt Moon.

First item up is: 


Chocolate chip cookie earrings made from Polymer clay!  These are two wonderfully sweet chocolate chip cookies have been carefully hand-sculpted from high quality Polymer clay, with fine attention to details, to give them that fresh-from-the-oven look.

 

Corn dog earrings, hand sculpted from Polymer clay.  Fond memories of walking down the boardwalk at the State fair and carnival come to mind when wearing these cute and realistic corn dog earrings. These tiny delights are fun to wear and are sure to grab the attention of passers by. Each of the corn dogs were hand sculpted with great attention paid to the tiny weenie and the crumb in the corn meal outer coating! 

Bring summer every where you go and turn a few heads as you walk down the street. These petite corn dog earrings are a fantastic addition to any wardrobe. 


Cookie jar earrings  "Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar"? 

Each tiny chocolate chip cookie has been hand sculpted from high quality Polymer clay and dusted with pastel chalk to appear as real as possible. The chocolate chip cookie jar earrings have been sealed for your protection. **Not real cookies-do not eat) 

Measurements:
1 inch long x (approximately) 1/4 inch wide 




Taco earrings   These lovely pair of hard shell taco earrings are a wonderful addition to any wardrobe. These tiny tacos shells were made with great care and attention to detail and contain ground beef, lettuce, shredded cheese, black olives and a healthy dollop of sour cream. They can be worn alone or paired with the Mexican fried tortilla (Tostada) also listed in my shop  
Measurements:
3/4 inch long x (just over) 1/4 inch wide


Mexican fried tortilla-Tostada- Polymer clay necklace/pendant


Mexican fried tortilla-Tostada- Polymer clay necklace/pendant  This tasty Tostada is a Mexican fried tortilla and is topped with refried beans, ground beef, lettuce, shredded cheese, black olives and a healthy dollop of sour cream. 

It comes with a jump ring and is ready to string onto your favorite necklace.

Measurements:
1 inch in diameter


Delicious plate of hot french fries with Ketchup-Polymer clay pendant


Delicious plate of hot french fries with Ketchup-Polymer clay pendant  A yummy plate of hot french fries and tomato Ketchup is a fantastic way to get attention. 

The french fries have been topped with real sea salt to give them that fresh out of the oven look. Each french fry was hand cut and hand colored with pastel chalk then delicately topped with real sea salt. 

The ivory plate is also handmade. Wear this alone or along with my hand sculpted juicy cheeseburger earrings. 

Measuring 1 1/4 inches. 


New style-Cheeseburger with tomato and mayo earrings- Polymer clay


New style-Cheeseburger with tomato and mayo earrings- Polymer clay  These mouth watering and juicy little earrings are sure to make heads turn. Carefully hand sculpted from high quality Polymer clay. These cheeseburger earrings are complete with thick tomato slices, mayo, melted American cheese and topped off with a sesame seeds. 


THE EAR WIRES: 
**I do not try on earrings** Ear wires are sterling silver, flattened with coil, super light, 22 gauge. A unique square jump ring has been added for that special touch and interest. 

Measurements:
3/4 inch in diameter 

WOW, I didn't realize how busy I was, until I loaded all these photos!

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Have a fan-tab-ulous day!! 


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