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Tibetan Temple #6

I build Shrines to the Divine entirely for my own enjoyment. There is no goal, no show in mind, no beginning, middle or end of the project. I am just creating temples, exploring the skills learned, both as an artist as well as a human. And what amaz…

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Sculpting Polymer Buddhas #4

I am not well-set, nor do I have the bandwidth for, taking pictures of my hands while creating. Following are all the photos of my Buddhas over the course of three days. All the facial features are exaggerated, not on purpose. The top not…

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Tibetan Temple #3

I rediscovered polymer clay after a 20 year hiatus. Back in the early 90s, I made beads and pins and jewelry items. This time around, I had in mind the tiny lumberyard and all my little itty bitty constructions. For the Zendo, I formed a little plat…

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Tibetan Temple #2

From The Once and Future King by TH White: “It is God who keeps the price secret, Uther. Not I.” “God? God? What god? I have heard you speak of so many gods. If you mean Mithras…” Says Merlin, “Mithras. Apollo. Arthur. Christ. Call him what …

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Pam & Joe’s Afghan, Complete

Making this afghan for my faerie godchildren, Pam & Joe, has been a joy, not to mention the biggest knitting project of my life – on the right. (Just as an aside, I also just finished the smallest knitting project ever, tiny slides (above left) fo…

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Dragon

So far, I love working with Unicorn Spit, although it fades pretty quickly in outdoor light, even heavily varnished. I want to try a resin coating.

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Tiny Zendo

The finished Tiny Zen Shrine. I think it has everything but a hanging lantern. I love it.

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Printable Fabric

Leftover from another project, I have packets of 8.5×11 sheets of printable fabric from Dharma Trading Co. in San Rafael, California: several grades of cotton, muslin and silk. These banners were printed on Haboti silk for tiny scrolls. I am…

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Natural Earth Paint News August 2016

Pamela Hoke, Eco Artist

Natural Earth Paint News August 2016 ARTIST HIGHLIGHT: Eco Artist and Survivor Finds Love through Earth Art  

  Eco artist, Pamela Hoke, has been on an artistic journey for many years to express nature as love through her writing and art. She wrote the book “Natural Self Discovery,” and is currently creating a revised edition, which describes her recent move to the Pacific Northwest, her recent challenge with breast cancer, and a shift to Natural Earth Paints as her new medium. Her quest to discover a more earth-friendly and body-friendly art medium came about after she received two emergency grants from The Gottleib Foundation and The Haven Foundation. After surviving the worst part of her breast cancer experience, these grants helped empower her to invest in creating her entire paint inventory with Natural Earth Pigments, as it allowed her to have one paint source through

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