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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!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Zehnder's Snowfest 2013

We lucked out this year at the Zehnder's Snowfest, the sun was out and it wasn't windy, so it was very nice walking around enjoying all of the snow and ice sculptures.  We have gone every year since I've lived here (2009) and each time I froze!!!  We went on Saturday and I thought we were going too late in the day because the sun had been out all morning but was disappearing on us.  As soon as we got to Frankenmuth, the sun came out and stayed out.  Yay!  There were some great sculptures this year and I took lots of pictures, here are just a few.

This one was titled 'Windblown' ~ 
We were commenting on how our hair never looks this 'calm' in the wind.

 This Sailboat had so much great detail, 
difficult to capture in a photograph...

 I thought they did a good job on the little Planter's Peanut Guy

 This Dolphin was one of my favorites!

Star Wars...

This one also had a lot of great detail... 
Couldn't get the whole piece in the picture though

Which one is your favorite?

Click on the years below to see more snow and ice sculptures from other years:
2012 and 2011
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Tree Sculpture

A customer had ordered a wedding cake topper from me a while ago, along with sculptures of each of their dogs.  They later decided they would like a tree to add to the groupings for displaying in their home after their wedding.  This was such a fun sculpture to create... A tree, complete with two little lovebirds in a nest, two little ladybugs and the couple's initials carved inside a heart on the tree trunk.  The tree stands approximately 6" tall and is a base that is approximately 4" x 2 1/2" ~ A fun and very special keepsake, this would be a great Valentine's Day gift too!!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  This tree will be listed in my Etsy Shop:  Trina's Clay Creations ~ It's an example of a Tree that I can create and personalize for you!  A butterfly could be added instead of the ladybugs, if you'd like...Or maybe different color birds... I can customize it to be meaningful just for YOU!  Please don't hesitate to contact me about custom orders, I'd love to work with you to create something special!  
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Etsy Finds Friday - Awesome Vases!

It's Etsy Finds Friday and today I thought I would do my Friday Feature a little differently... I always see such wonderfully created vases on Etsy, and I thought I would share a few with you today.  Click on the images to see more about each piece and don't forget to visit each of these great shops to see more of their wonderful handmade creations.  Enjoy!

Purse Vase - Multi-color Dots 
 Purse Vase 
by Kris Cravens of Kris Cravens Pottery
This purse vase was designed from a 1940's purse that Kris found among her mom's things. She can remember as a little girl dressing up in her shoes and dragging all of her purses out to play. This little vase was made with those great memories in mind. It has a rattan handle and can hold a dozen tulips or just a few. It measures from top to bottom 9 inches and is 5" wide by 3" deep. This would be a great gift for mom any day!

Round Vase With Dragonflies, Flowers, Swirl Design, And Cutouts With Texturing Near Bottom 
Round Vase with Dragonflies and Flowers 
by Terry Myhren of Terry's Pottery Place
What a little gem this is. It's loaded with amazing detail and the cutouts really set it apart. The tile work on the rim also adds nicely to this piece. It also was trimmed on the bottom with a nice foot and smoothed out so it will not scratch whatever you place it on.  It stands 4 inches high x 6 inches wide.  This piece will go from Terry's hands to your house and with a tea light inside...well, you have to see it to really appreciate that effect.

Tutorial polymer clay vase sculpted lilac flowers gemstones, pdf 
Tutorial ~ Polymer Clay Vase
by Eugena Topina of Polymer Tutorials
Eugena is very happy to introduce this new ste-by-step tutorial explaining how to cover a glass vase with polymer clay and how to decorate it with gemstones and sculpted flowers and leaves. There are 23 pages and almost 60 big full-color pictures showing every step.  Some previous experience with polymer clay is helpful, but not necessary. 

Ceramic art pottery, Pinch pot, Planter, Vase, Candy Bowl, Pencil holder in Black, White and Green, by Dana Morton
Ceramic Pinch Pot Vase
by Dana Morton of Earthborne Art Ceramics
Dana likes to pinch the clay until it cracks creating this great earthy texture on the outside of the pinch pot. The inside is a combination of mossy green glazes.  It measures: 4 1/2" High by 6"W.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Nature's Beauty!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my photographs of a little bit of winter and a little bit of spring!  Wishing you a great day! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Treasury Tuesday!

I would like to thank each of the curators who have featured my work in their awesome treasuries, I am always honored to be included!  Below are a few recent treasuries that my work was included in.  Click on each of the images to see more about each one, and be sure to visit the curator's shops as well! 

'cozy (baby)' by Splendid Little Stars

Car Quilt, Peak Hour, Toddler or Baby, Riley Blake, Red Teal Green - DeMossDesigns
Swimming Duck Tee Cute TODDLER Shirt - CritterJitters
Hand Smocked, Hand Embroidered Baby  Dress, Size1/Frolic in Fields of Pastel/ - rabbitwhiskers
The Floral Clog Baby Shoes in Spring Green and Pink Violet - ShesSoCraftyGoods1
Little Cutie - ArrivingAngels
Baby Jungle Animals Handmade Burp Cloths - Set of 3 - Gender Neutral - Jungle Animals, Doddle Spots, Animals and Spots - PoppyHillBaby
Personalized Baby Onesie, Music Notes, Treble Clef Infant Creeper, Custom Onesies - SimplySublimeBaby
Cuddly Baby Blanket in browns, pink and plush - PruittCreations
Hand Knitted Set - Baby Booties and Bonnet with Crocheted Lace Edging and Flowers - Pink / White, 6 - 9 months - SasasHandcrafts
baby boy blanket blue grey fleece elephant - GuuGuuGa
Owl Plush Eco Felt Softie Embroidery Party Favor Gift Nursery Baby Shower - iHartFelt
Baby Bib Jungle Animals Aqua Gray & Black - pasqueflower
Polymer Clay Baby - trinasclaycreations
PDF Pattern Ruffle Twirl Skirt Tutorial - LittleAndalucia
Giraffe, organic, color grown cotton, natural, eco friendly, brown, cosy, baby, shower gift, animal, can be vegan - pingvini
Carnival Noonie baby gift - LalasPequenos
Thank you to Margaret from Splendid Little Stars for including my Baby Cake Topper / Figurine in her Cozy Baby Treasury!  Click on the image below to see more about Margaret's beautiful Silk Scarf, and to see more of her beautiful hand dyed pieces!

SILK SCARF, hand dyed, silk, silk scarves, silk crepe de chine, Wood Between the Worlds, moss green, turquoise, light blue


'gift ideas' by AlexLukas777

Valentine Polar Bear offering his heart, needle felted - mirtilio
Sakura Design Hand Painted Cold Platter set of 4 Ceramic Little Bowls and Wooden Stand shabby chic,rustic, country style kitchen. - NevenaArtGlass
Boho Necklace Woven Ruby Red and Black Checkered Design with Beads - midnightcoiler
Vintage Style White Ring Bearer Wedding Box -Brown, White, Wooden, Shabby Chic, Organic, Natural, Eco-Friendly - Jewelry Box - LittleWoodyDuck
White Woman's Knitted Sweater - Hand Knitting for Women - Handmade size 10 - Lace - KatrinKnitting
wedding bouquet, bridesmaids bouquet, paper bridesmaids bouquet, bridal bouquet, paper bridal bouquet, red rose bouquet - FlowerDecoration
Lampwork Earrings Gold Spark Valentine Color Handmade Jewelry - CandanImrak
Polymer Clay Ladybugs - A Ladybug Picnic - trinasclaycreations
Lace Top, White Lace Women Top,  Lace Summer Top, Lace Fashion - ASSAFPELLEG
Vintage Button Necklace Red Candy Glass Button Jewelry Pendant Necklace - CalloohCallay
Butterfly Towel,NATURAL Cotton ,Eco Friendly PESHTEMAL,High Quality Hand Woven Turkish Cotton Bath,Beach,Spa,Yoga,Pool Towel - loovee
Ruby necklace Ruby pendant red necklace 14K gold filled - Ruby jewelry valentines day gift winter wedding vampire red love ohtteam - Pandeia - Arctida
Happy Valentines Day Handcrafted Masculine Card - LadyBugCo
White Bracelet bridal minimalist ,Silk double braided rosettes ,Roses ivory ,Cuff ,Accessory for her women,, Wife spouse gift - recyclingroom
felted wool house for cat, pets bed , cats cave red handmade READY TO SHIP - Storow

Thank you to Alex from EcoWood for including my Lady Bug Picnic Cake Topper in his Gift Ideas Treasury!  Click on the image below to see more about Alex's Awesome Wooden Centerpiece, and to see more of his Rustic Wedding Pieces!

 wood centerpiece, rustic wedding, wood wedding, rustic centerpiece, rustic decor, wood butterflies, wood decor, butterfly centerpiece
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