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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Hello! Welcome and thank you for visiting my Blog! A blog about Celebrating LIFE and all it's wonders... A blog about ART ~ POLYMER CLAY CREATIONS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY and so much more! I have such fun with my blog, sharing stories, and the things that capture my imagination! I am so inspired by the artists and creations that I also share here, it is my hope that you will be inspired too!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I Think Spring is Finally Arriving!

Yesterday was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day here!!  The sun was shining most of the afternoon and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.  The temperature was 65 degrees and it felt perfect!  Sunshine is a rare sight these days, first all that snow and now we are having so much rain. Yesterday I was noticing how green the grass is in many areas.  The green grass against the blue sky was such a wonderful and welcome sight!!  A treat for the senses, really!!  And... We have flowers that are just beginning to pop up around the edges or our yard... Yay!!  I think spring is finally arriving!!!

Due to all the rain, there is quite a bit of flooding here.  We live near the Tittabawassee River and there is a park at the river's edge that is completely under water.  The 26th Annual Walleye Festival is this weekend on this river.  Besides the car show, the good food and all the other festival fun, there's also the main event, which is the fishing tournament, where fishermen compete to catch the largest Walleye.  The overflowing river is very dangerous so they were forced move the competition to other rivers in the area, less swollen from the rains.  Wishing them luck...

Today we were out and about running errands, and even though the clouds are back and it is colder and windy outside, there are buds on the trees and NO snow on the ground... I am LOVING that!!  We did have to take a huge detour to get from our house to downtown Midland, because of the flooding over the roads.  As we were driving along, I had George stop so that I could take some pictures.  I thought I'd share a few of those pictures with you, to give you an idea of how much some areas have flooded.  

Today the road ended here...

Can't tell where the river ends and the park begins...

The Park is completely submerged...

Water almost to the rooftop...

Today the soccer field looks more like a lake...

And today this slide looks more like a Water Slide...

Water levels are pretty high here...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Well, more rain is expected tonight, but they say it won't be too much ~ and that's a good thing.  We are very thankful that the water hasn't reached any homes here in our area... Although we do have some water seeping into our basement, it's nothing compared to other areas harder hit. 

The weather has been quite destructive all over and my heart goes out to all who have been affected by the recent tornadoes.  Such devastation, my prayers are with them.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Etsy Finds Friday - Eva Thissen

It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the wonderful
Hand Appliqued Polymer Clay Jewelry
created by:
Eva Thissen
 ~* Here's what the Artist says about her Jewelry *~
"I am an artist experimenting in jewelry design. Most of my works are made of polymer clay. They are carefully crafted by myself to make every item unique. I hope that each piece shows the delicate balance between conceptual exploration and attention to detail."

"My early works were hand-painted polymer pendants. I still like the idea to treat my polymer clay pendants as canvas for my 'painting', as I later learned this 'relief painting' technique, to give more dimensional feeling to the pictorial pendants. The method is known as 'appliqued technique'. Using tiny pieces of clays and a sharp needle, I 'embroidered' imageries of flower garden, with birds and butterflies, on my polymer clay. I want to make people happy when they see my jewelry." 

The English Garden handmade necklace
The English Garden Handmade Necklace

ROUGE handmade polymer clay necklace
ROUGE Handmade Polymer Clay Necklace

CIRQUE VERT handmade earrings
CRQUE VERT Handmade Earrings

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Be sure to check Eva's Etsy Shop at: EvaThissen ~ Unique Handmade Jewelry!  All of her pieces are absolutely lovely!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by for my Etsy Finds Friday post!!  Please stay tuned for next Friday's Find... It could be YOU! :)   Happy Friday!!   ~Trina

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Dream Gatherer

It's Treasury Tuesday!!  I really enjoyed putting this one together, I LOVE this color combination!  Lots of wonderful shops to browse through!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ A big THANK YOU to all my friends and followers!!  I appreciate you visiting my blog and I enjoy all of your comments!! Wishing you each a wonderful day!!

A Walk on the Beach...

Sunshine on my face and sand between my toes... The Beach, my favorite place to be!!  This wonderful collection depicts a day on the waters' edge.  Walking in the sand, feeling that peaceful feeling while listening to the waves splash upon the shore and finding beautiful sea shells!  Enjoy!!

Picked by Trina's Clay Creations

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thanks so much for visiting today!  :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Part 12 - The Polymer Clay Artwork of the PCETeam Members

Welcome to my 12th post featuring the amazing polymer clay artwork created by six of the members of our PCETeam on Etsy!!  The diversity in creativity and style is wonderful!!  Enjoy, and be sure to check out their Etsy Shops to see more of their wonderful items.

Faux Bone Ancient Images Earrings
 Faux Bone Ancient Image Earrings
Polymer Clay Floral Covered Pill Box

Boston Terrier Wedding Cake Toppers handmade to order polymer clay set
Boston Terrier Wedding Cake Topper

3 Happy Starfish Necklace
Three Happy Starfish Necklace

Beautiful Floral Bib Necklace
Beautiful Floral Bib Necklace

We are the Earth - mother and child monarch butterfly sculpture - made to order
We are the Earth - Mother and Child 
Monarch  Butterfly Sculpture

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for visiting, please stop by again for post number thirteen in my series, featuring more of our PCETeam members!!  Wishing you a Happy Day!!  

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!

** Wishing you a Happy Easter!!!** 
... A wonderful, blessed day 
with family and friends,
sunshine and good food!!
May your spring be filled 
with sunshine and happiness too!

Duck Painting Easter Eggs
Duck Painting Easter Eggs 

Bunny Painting Easter Eggs
Bunny Painting Easter Eggs

Click here to read a "Story of the Easter Egg":  http://www.chevroncars.com/learn/holidays-seasons/easter-egg-history

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Thank you always, for your visits and your comments! 
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