Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Tonight is the full moon!  I don’t know how many of you saw it last night but it looked very full then too! 

While the May full moon is known as the Flower Moon I decided to deviate from that type of theme for this month.
I should call it the “ I’m happy to have survived the last month” full moon.  I was eating, thinking and living jewelry making- you notice I didn’t add sleeping in there because I got very little of it!  But I am happy to report that I did very well at my two weeks of Camano Island studio tour and survived!

Now I have changed gear and am getting prepared for the groups of people that we are taking off to France!  Between the two groups I have 45 people…so that too is a lot of prep!

With France on my mind I wanted to do a little something with a French theme.  I did have some fun French flower pictures and prints but they all turned out too big for this month’s space.  So old nostalgia prints and a few resin charms was what I set out to work on.

I have to admit that I am not overly pleased with this month’s  exploration.  I had wanted to do some things with resin for my studio tour and luckily I didn‘t get to it or spend a lot of time on it.  I transferred my “resin” exploration over to the Altar Project and certainly have learned what products I won’t be working with again.  I was looking for something different from the two part resin that I had used with Peg’s class several years ago so off I went to the craft stores.  I bought a couple of things and the gal there raved about the Mod Podge resin product.  I don’t know if it is me, my expectations, or the product!  Things buckled, took much longer to dry than I wanted and I tried to make a piece without a mold ( I did the Eiffel Tour) using tin foil under it and it all cracked when I tried to remove it from the tin foil backing.  So I will try some things again and let you know if it is ever worth buying!!

So my inspiration to share is to try another product first next time!  I wanted something fabulous for Cyn as she does great work – so in the future – maybe and hopefully I will have it worked out!!!



  1. Very creative and amazing you can get your project done considering how busy you are! Viva la France! It's okay to experiment for these projects and it's great that you shared your learnings with all of us! Enjoy your trips.

  2. Oui Oui Kathy. Love feel of Paris can wait to see it installed