|Big news around
the wigwam -- Patty Barnes has joined our Editorial Advisory Board. Patty's been claying for over 17
years and many of you
know her as President of the San Antonio Polymer Clay
Guild and Vice President
of the South Texas Polymer Clay Guild. She is Corresponding Secretary
for NPCG, and owns her own business -- Patty's Pyrographics.
Patty is not only an avid polymer
clayer, she also teaches classes at
Michael's in three different cities, and is a demonstrator for Polyform
Products and Jacquard.
She has quite
an academic history as well. Patty holds BFA and MA degrees in Art and
taught middle school through high school art (she is now retired).
hangs out on "clay-polymer,"
the Yahoo Group, where she is filling in as "List Grannie" during our
friend, Carolyn's, illness (please pray for her speedy and complete
recovery). If you'd like to chat with Patty you can subscribe to the
group at: email@example.com.
are so fortunate to have Patty join us and I personally would like to
thank her husband and six children for sharing her with us.
The dates for the Carol Duvall
cruise are February
27 to March 6, 2005
and Carol's guests are
Hauser, Donna Kato, Lisa Pavelka, Karen Thomas, Mary O'Neil,
Cherryl Green, and Tim Holz. Check with Linda or Shirley at Drolett
Travel in Grand Ledge, Michigan for information and reservations.
While I have the Welcome mat out, I'd like to mention that Elissa
(Elissaheart) Powell has returned from a short leave-of-absence and
already she's pounding out articles and tutorials for future issues.
The rest of the gang -- Deb, Trina, and Marty -- seem to be doing fine.
Deb has some health challenges she's dealing with, but as usual, she's
handling it all with style and grace (did you know she's quite the
cook?). Trina and Marty are simply to be admired. They both provide
such wonderful moral support for me. I am one lucky girl!
Here are a few reminders:
Kathy Gedrich (Kat
Kat's Creations) sent
me an email note telling me The Indianapolis
Polymer Clay Guild is now known as The Indy Polymer Clay Guild.
They meet the last Saturday of the
from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Prizm The Artist's Supply Store, 8607
Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Meetings are subject to
please call to verify. The contact is Faith Vahle who can be
reached by email at: Sistersay2002@hotmail.com or call her at
317-823-8576. All are welcome.
Hemert (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Paula and
Carole at Old Town Crafts (email@example.com)
are your contacts for ClayQuest
2005. As far as I know, Georgia is still the location for this East
Coast polymer clay event, and November 2005 is still the date. I will
pass along more information as I receive it.
If you haven't yet subscribed to It's All About the Clay, our new
subscription newsletter, what are you waiting for? We've published two
issues (June and July) and the next issue comes out August 15th.
There's lots of information about profiting from polymer clay including
starting and running your own business, and tips for teaching polymer
clay. The August issue
features guidelines for writing a business plan, and also includes some
attachments for tracking your polymer clay progress.
If you'd like to see a list of articles from the June and July issues,
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Finally, I hope
you will do as my sweet girlie-type friend, Wendy is doing -- she's
designating August as her month for A-R-T. Give yourself permission to
pull out the clay and make something! Have you ever tried polymer clay
postcards? We made some at a Guild meeting and they're super easy to
do. You can find a number of tutorials on the Internet. If you send one
to me, I'll publish in next month's ezine.
Please take good care of yourselves as Summer begins to drift away --
use sunscreen -- eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables -- and write
to me if
you get a chance.