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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 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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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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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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