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Sculpting Polymer Clay Buddhas #2

Just Buddha’s Head. In the interest of keeping my self-imposed sculpting lessons simple, I scrunched up a ball of foil and rolled out some clay to cover it for a head. (I learned the hard way not to bake any polymer clay thicker than about 1/4 i…

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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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Rogue Gallery July 2018 New exhibit – 3rd Friday, Classes & Grant Deadline

Julia Janeway,WESTCLIFFE SANTO, ceramic

New Exhibit -THIS FRIDAY, JULY 20 3rd FRIDAY ART RECEPTION 5-8pm IN THE COMMUNITY GALLERY Sanctuary: Ceramics by Julia Janeway July 20–August 24

Julia Janeway,WESTCLIFFE SANTO, ceramic Reception: Friday, July 20, 5:00-8:00 pm Ashland artist, Julia Janeway explores the meaning of “sanctuary” in her new ceramic works. She creates ceramic “retablos” which traditionally are paintings of saints. In her artistic interpretation, the saints are depicted as owls, birds, and other animals. Her inspiration for this exhibit from the time she spent living in Taos, New Mexico where retablos commonly adorn homes and churches. Julia Janeway is known for her colorful and whimsical ceramic art pieces that depict animals, geometric shapes, and botanically images. Last day to see Heat Wave IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Heat Wave: The Works of the High Fiber Diet Artists

June 8 – July 20, 2018

Elizabeth Bamberger WHERE THE CITY MEETS THE HIGH

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Tiny Weaving

After trying to make my own tiny loom out of square embroidery hoops, foam core and cardboard, I ordered this fabulous little lightweight loom from Wool in the UK. Note the giant, flat-sided needle for weaving. This is a little miracle, this loom. …

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Making an Afghan, #2

The next color. I pulled out 20 rows of this color after seeing a dropped stitch on the edge. I keep repeating my Hobby Mantra, “No Hurry.” Note the two boxes of tools and parts for needle work. The peackock box is filled with threads for tiny wea…

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Cabled Afghan

There’s a brief moment of overwhelm when starting a large project, but as soon as I remember my hobby motto, “No Hurry,” I settle down. It’s all about the knit and purl of it anyway, one stitch at a time. No deadlines, no money involved, just me, the …

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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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