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Like so many of you small businesses out there, I try to keep my eye out for new ways to promote and connect with potential customers. There are so many new online applications popping up on a regular basis, it is always tough to know which ones are a good use of our time and […]

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The Language of Color

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Pink is soft, comforting, gentle; red is bold, dangerous, alarming and dramatic. Blue is calm, serious, suggesting allegiance and loyalty. Yellow and green remind us of springtime, newness, happiness. Pantone.com is a color monitoring site that predicts the fashion hues of each season. The Pantone prime color of 2014 is called Radiant Orchid, red toned […]

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A Journey from Rock to Jewelry

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About two months ago, a man contacted a local brick and mortar jewelry store. He walked in with a 20 pound rock. He asked the bench jeweler what it was. The jeweler said, that he did not know how to identify a rock, but he knew someone who could help him. So I got a […]

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Falling Leaves Day

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As weather turns cooler, one of the most amazing sights to see is the leaves turning colors and falling from the trees…of course, you then have to rake them up but then you can jump in them! In honor of this wondrous sight I present to you Falling Leaves Day and some beautiful handmade treasures […]

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Cappuccinos Are On Me

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Cappuccinos Are On Me A Polymer Clay Key-chain Tutorial By Beverley Start August 2013 Here’s a fun and easy polymer clay picture tutorial for clayers at all levels of expertise. I handmade this tiny mug filled with frothy cappuccino and wanted to share. OK so the colors of clay you will need are white for […]

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When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A Flintknapper!

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I was interviewed on a live radio show not too long ago about the upcoming (now past) Cedar City Summer Arts Festival. One of the questions asked by the DJ was ,”What kind of art can we see at the show?” “We have all the traditional fine arts represented,”I began. “Painters, sculptors, potters… and there […]

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A Story about Artistic Inspiration

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How does inspiration come to you? Poet Ruth Stone relayed this to Writer Elizabeth Gilbert As [Stone] was growing up in rural Virginia, she would be out, working in the fields and she would feel and hear a poem coming at her from over the landscape. It was like a thunderous train of air and […]

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Primroses – Colour inspiration

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Spring is here, really truly finally here, and the primroses are all out and bobbing their smiling heads in the breeze. This months colour inspiration post brings two very different springtime colourways taken from images of this bonny little flower. The first is this warm pink and golden toned collection teamed up with a lovely […]

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Let’s talk about Pique Assiette Mosaic

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Pique Assiette is a form of Mosaic originating in France. Since I am into that sort of Art Mosaic I thought I will talk about it a bit. My Mosaic Art is all about pique assiette. Pique Assiette, French (pikasjɛt) is a form of art similar to most mosaic but specifically uses broken plates and […]

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Apricot florals – colour inspriration

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My first colour inspiration image is of a pair of rain kissed Chrysanthemums which caught my eye when taking my daughter to school one morning. It is such a pretty image and has inspired a colour palette that is both vibrant and earthy. Without the inclusion of deep rich green in this selection I think […]

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