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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 #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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Transforming Garden Statues

From old, moldy garden Buddha to Medicine Buddha overnight with Unicorn Spit.

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Ginna Gordon 2018-06-30 13:27:00

This dragon went through three Southern Oregon winters and was chipped and peeling flakes of red paint all over the walkway. I was so anxious to paint it with my new find, Unicorn Spit, that I forgot to take a before photo. But here he is in all …

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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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The First Shrine #6

It’s amazing, when those inspired moments happen and you just know you have the right tools, ingredients and materials for a particular project. The first funky teahouse, built with single walls out of popcicle sticks and cut with scissors and an X…

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