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Another ornament art exchange has come and gone. This year the lovely Janne of Spindelmaker hosted it. I was skeptical I'd be able to pull it off, Arlin was sick, then I was sick...making 10-13 handmade pieces is tough stuff. But it seemed I wasn't the only one facing the holiday season stress as quite a few of the girls opted out of the exchange leaving only 4 of us. That was doable... My creation: First I sculpted my shape in aluminum foil then covered it with DAS paper clay. Once dry I came back with acrylic paints. My handy dremmel...

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O.k. forget it I'm spilling the beans. This is what I've been working on the past week. Michelle Allen, talent of Close2MyArt asked me if I wanted to participate in an annual artist christmas ornament exchange she hosts. Scared poopless I said...heck YES! then I was REALLY scared poopless. What in the world was I going to make???  Quickly I realized making one of something cool isn't terribly hard but multiple of the same thing (completely hand made) took on a whole new meaning! Here's what I came up with after several "test runs" and a handful of different ideas. these...

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