Saturday, February 21, 2015

Creating with clay is fun and one of life's entertainments

This is my very first attempt ever to make anything with clay. I was given ten pounds of clay for Christmas to make functional things with , or that was my plan to see if I could make a wall plaque with relief and make a scene in clay sort of. But making anything was very difficult at first. I watched videos on youtube to learn some basics and then decided to see if I could make a clay doll in a little clay bed for my 2 year old granddaughter. I used "tools" I already had to make this very primitive "doll". It was only after it was almost dry that I realized I should not have put the doll in the basket until it was dry, because now it is stuck there! 

Here is a closer photo and you can see what an UGLY doll it is! I could not make a tiny dollface of clay regardless of how many times I tried. Sadly, but believe me that day I felt like I had wrestled a bear to accomplish even that much. So, I thought about tossing it, but it is not quite dry yet. I decided I would wait til it was dry, then paint it, and see if if it looks better? At any rate, it might not make much difference, because it will go in the toy box, and my granddaughter can play with it when she is here. She is sister to my grandson Elijah who is four.  I did learn much in that first attempt to make a toy and the next thing I make will be better. I am hoping somehow my 2 yr old granddaughter will not be unhappy with it!

Years ago, I made ceramic doll heads but it was as part of a class. I didn't have to make them at home, and I didn't have to fire them. All I had to do then was paint them when dry. So, in a way this is a return to doing something I did as a young girl. i.e playing in the dirt making sandcastles etc; and painting ceramic dolls. But obviously it needs perfecting much. It is something to do for fun however, and I think most people would like it.
Here are some fun  things to do also: 

Attend Music festival in Monte Carlo in March :

Learn about The great tapestry of Scotland:

Attend Cheltenham Festival  2015 which takes place between 10th & 13th March 2015: 

Cheltenham Race :

Learn about human development with Animated video of conception in the womb of a woman:;
 And  0-9 months journey in womb :

Experience sensation of bike riding with GoPro camera of mountain biking :

Attend The 46th Nashville Film Festival takes place April 16-25 at Regal Green Hills Cinema. To learn more, visit

Enter your band in the chance for bands to play at festival Brownstock that will take place on July 10-12 on Morris Farm near Chelmsford. [Herts & Essex England] 
Read more: Follow us: @HertsEssexObser on Twitter : Any bands that apply to play will be considered and hand-picked by representatives of Brownstock and major artists from the 2015 line-up - for which the first announcement will be on February 23. Bands hoping to grab a slot on stage at the festival should apply at
Tickets for what will be the festival’s seventh year as a public event can be bought online at"

Attend Bournemouth 7s Festival of UK , "Sports this year include the ever-popular rugby, netball and dodgeball with the newly introduced hockey 7s.
The event will take place over the Bank Holiday from May 22-24 and a range of tickets are now available.....Celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment are expected to join the crowds. Recent years have seen visits from former England rugby captain Lewis Moody, pictured, and fellow stars Danny Care, Jamie Roberts, Alex Cuthbert and Ugo Monye."

Look at Thirty lighthouses and or to paint from :

This is my 2015 personal logo I singed with digital ink

U S flag to remind all I am U S citizen born in state of Georgia but residing in Missouri  with first amendment liberties including freedom of Press, freedom to worship GOD and freedom to protest governments. 

This is my hand on one of my christian cross neckalces to remind all that I am Southern Baptist christian and do not make nor worship imags of GOD, nor bow down to worship any thing, in accordance with Exodus chapter 20, KJV.

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