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May 2016

It's been an eventful time here; now I have a special studio for making my crafts in.  Although it doesn't have walls, it's got a roof and a place to work and store things.

Rurality Issue May 2016

I had so much fun making crafts to put into my booth at the Exhibit A Artisan Market Place.  They'll be there for the summer at least, where tourists to Grand Forks B.C. can stop in and browse. 

One of the things I made was a series of Rustic Elephants.  You never know what will appeal to people, and these little cuties went viral.

Rustic Elephants

I've also been messing around with making my own modeling clay, and seeing what kinds of things I can make with the cold porcelain that I attempted. 

Although I love the smell of it (kind of pungent and sharp, but very pleasant to work with) I did find that it's not ideal for everything. 

Some projects need something that will hold more detail, so I'll have to keep working on that.

I think it would be ideal for making into flowers, and maybe beads. For now, the eggs are my go-to when working with this material;

Cold Porcelain Eggs

Part of having a place to work is the necessity to keep all your supplies neatly at hand.  Here's a project that I've been wanting to make for years - a mason jar storage rack, for putting nails and screws where I can see them, but they're kept clean and tidy.

Mason Jar Storage

My rustic garden art and porch decor will be displayed in Exhibit A Market Place here in Grand Forks B.C.  - check out other inspiration for my display;


So that's it for this issue of Rurality.  I hope you've got some inspiration for your next project from what I've been doing.