Monthly Archives: September 2014

Experimenting with Faux Ivory in Polymer Clay

This month’s Art Bead Scene challenge was a perfect opportunity to finally try to create some faux ivory.  The principle is simple, thin alternating layers of light clay and translucent.  The execution, however, takes a bit of practice. For my … Continue reading

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Enduring Love, Graffiti Edition

In Pueblo, Colorado there are levees which hold back the Arkansas river.  There was a huge flood in 1921, so the levees serve an important purpose.  However, there’s also an artistic side to the levees with the mural project, which … Continue reading

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A Study in Contrast: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

This week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, the theme is contrast.  I thought this photo from the Denver Botanic Gardens would be perfect with its vivid purple and yellow. My other photo that’s a good fit for contrast is this … Continue reading

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Awesome Lemon Sugar Cookies

It’s important to have a few tried & true crowd-pleasing recipes you can pull out in a pinch and use to whip up something everyone will love.  Up until now, whenever I needed cookies everyone was pretty much guaranteed to … Continue reading

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Manitou Springs Adventure

I love the adventure theme for this week’s photo challenge.  There’s a lot of freedom to define what adventure means to you.  This week, I’m deciding that adventure means exploration, and my camera is always a good companion for exploring.  … Continue reading

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2014 Colorado Springs Balloon Classic

This past Saturday, we woke up before the crack of dawn and drove over to Memorial Park to see the balloon launch at the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic.  It was the first time I’d ever seen a whole field of … Continue reading

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