Sunday, May 01, 2011

Rainy Sunday perfect for browsing the Inspired Remnants Blog Hop Tour and Beadbloggers

Spring is here!!! Pink Dogwoods and Lilac bushes are in bloom everywhere, its so gorgeous!
While it's a gloomy, overcast, cold rainy day here in the Ohio Valley today, yesterday was overcast but warm and pleasant.  Bettie got to run around Oglebay Park, curiously sniffing all the grass deer had been walking on, then stopped by the thrift store and picked up a 50's china cabinet (woo hoo!) then had a yummy pizza from Vocelli's for dinner. All those carbs yesterday combined with today's weather is making my fibro rear its ugly head. So because I'm so low energy today, I am going to curl up with a pot of jasmine green tea and my laptop to do some long overdue blog reading. 

First on the list - Kerin Gale's Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams: Mixed Media Projects in Epoxy Clay blog hop book tour which starts today.  Kerin's book is all about working with epoxy clay, something I love and use alot of in my own work.  On the blog hop tour there are 18 stops, 117+ giveaways, online workshops, amazing eye candy, new artists to meet and more fun.   Join her facebook fan page, and the blog for more eye candy, the full blog hop schedule and details about future giveaways.  You can join the facebook fan group and post pics of your own epoxy clay creations too.

Kerin's book is a MUST have if you are curious about working with epoxy clay. It's easy to use, and so so SO much fun to work with!    In my "Ancient Futuristic Steampunk Art Goddess" art doll class we use it to make fantastical figures like this.

Kerin and I both recommend and use Aves Studio Apoxy Clay and Apoxie Sculpt. so be sure to stop by the Aves Studio website too!

Next up on the "to read" list, are my fellow bead bloggers. LOTS Of wonderful eye candy and inspiration to help pass this dreary Sunday.

A Bead A Day
Do you know "the bead" when you see it? Lisa came across one of those in a craft-store mix recently and couldn't walk away! Jewelry Making
Vintage style is mixed with modern alternatives in this new necklace tutorial. 
Art Bead Scene
The Art Bead Scene offers up a few business tips. 
Barbe Saint John - Saints & Sinners
Barbe reviews Jen Cushman's "Explore Create Resinate" Book. 
Beading Arts
Don't miss your chance to win giveaway package #2 from Cherry Tree Beads! 
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has some eye candy featuring scarves and a big bauble. 
Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
The week, Cindy's tangled up in a re-do of her studio. 
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie uses an unusual find of vintage leather postcards to craft a leather cuff bracelet 
Resin Crafts!
Carmi turns a feathered butterfly in a pendant with resin.  

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
In this A to Z blogging challenge entry, Jean is surprised by "W" for a Wonderful thing which happens to her!
The Bead Dreamer
Vintage inspired jewelry components and a vintage pin from her grandmother come together in this special necklace from Charlene 
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew gives a heads up about a great giveaway from Lark Jewelry & Beading!  


Kerin said...

Wow Barbe I adore green jasmine tea. It's my fav!!! Wish I could join you.

I had no idea you were teaching that fabulous art doll class. You should def share that on the facebook page.

Thanks so much for mentioning the book tour and I will go check out the other posts you listed. Well in between moving and such ; )

Anonymous said...

your art doll class looks magnificent!! i would LOVE to make some of those beauties!

<3 apoxy clay!! thanks so much for mentioning the tour -- this is going to be so much fun!

off to check out your wonderful links now.