Friday, December 30, 2011
It's that time of year again when we are reviewing the past and looking ahead to the wonderful new year. Grandkitties Sam and Max are enjoying the view and have been such a joy to have as visitors.
I hope you are as eager as they are to see what's in store for big 'ole 2012!!! Happy New Year to all of us!!!! Cheers!!!!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
We had some fun enjoying Christmas Crackers during our feast! Joining our British friends, Kim and I bought some crackers while shopping last week. The jokes were so much fun, I thought I'd share them:
Wishing you all every Joy of the season! Love from all the Griffins - two legged and four.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
|Sam: "OK boys! Let's get to work!|
|Cleo: "All right, Rocky, I'll pass the presents out and you get the wrapping paper and tape!"|
|Max: "Wow, look at the gold stuff with the snowflakes! Let's use that"|
|Beaker: "Look, Cleo, I'm folding this so nicely!"|
|Beaker: (thinking) "I just don't know why I have to do this all myself."|
|Max: "Wow!" Look at that! First there were butterflies on the tree, now there are fireflies all over those twigs!"|
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Then there's Humphrey. He was a little upset as his hat wasn't done in time for the "going to Hunt Valley" photo shoot - along with some others come to think of it - anyway, Humphrey went to live with Lisa in Maryland, but he should have a moment in the spotlight!
And now, I'm puttin' on my driving shoes again for a quick trip up to "the Burgh" for Kim's birthday on Saturday. I'm going via Maryland to see Jason and his kitties. Don't you know, I've bought plenty of kitty Greenies to take to all my grandkitties!!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
www.cforiginals.com) workshop I was lucky enough to attend had a theme each day. Saturday's was "Winter Wonderland" and, of course, I made a polar bear.
Here's a photo of Christi - the most delightful, fun, entertaining - I could go on - person you'll ever meet. She gives workshops all over so if you love polymer clay - or even think you might - try to get to one of her workshops. I first got to know her work though a delightful book of hers called Steampunkery. And wouldn't you know, the second day of the workshop, the theme was "Steampunk."
And I made this cute little Steampunk dragon inside an old pocket watch case. Pretty neat, huh??
I had a grand time in Black Mountain and at the workshop and have added some polymer clay supplies and tools to my wish list!!! But for now, back to the bears!! Santa will be stopping by to pick up some soon!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I've just returned from a fun weekend in Black Mountain, North Carolina. I traveled there to attend a two day workshop held by the polymer clay artist Christi Freisen. I had such a good time and learned many things about working with polymer clay.
As luck would have it, I arrived just in time for the town's annual "Holly Jolly." All the stores - which in this town includes many art and craft galleries - stay open at night and offer refreshments to those visiting. Black Mountain is located very close to Asheville, NC, and is very picturesque and welcoming. It seemed like most of the town's population joined me in last Friday evening as we enjoyed wonderful decorations and the hospitality of the shops. The main street - called Cherry Street - was blocked off making it easy to navigate the street to visit all the wonderful galleries.
|There was even a saxophone ensemble playing Christmas music for the festivities!|
|Festive windows invited us all in to see the wonderful treasures inside!|
There are many artist living and working in that area of North Carolina and I was so lucky to be able to visit the some of the shops where they display their work!
|I even found a bear!|
The workshop was absolutely wonderful! If you are interested in working with polymer clay, I hope you will be able to take a class with Christi in person, or, perhaps, do so online. Please visit her website here and take a look at all her wonderful things:www.cforiginals.com
My friendly Blog won't let me put photo where I want them, so I'll save more for another time.