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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Love Interest and News from the Fair

No, it's not what you think.  I've been happily married for 18 years...but I did fall in love with another form of jewelry.  Took a class on this collaging images between glass and soldering, which I enjoyed thoroughly and this is what I turned out in the class: 
Next I'm going to widen it out a bit and make some deeper shadow boxes using a similar method.  I like this form of 'scrapbooking' because it's less intimidating as it's a smaller project.  Plus there's the added benefit of JEWELRY! (something I appear to be addicted to)

In a prior post I halfheartedly mentioned something about submitting a handmade entry to the fair.  Well, shock of all shocks, I DID.  And not only that, I placed on both my entries!  I received Honorable Mention on the teapot which is actually a 1920's teapot (grandma's) filled with a bouquet with a variety of my clay flowers.  The other entry, cherry blossoms, placed 2nd.  Once the fair is over in July I'll get $15 dollars plus the ribbons.  Hey, it's not a huge win but every little bit counts, right??





Hubby entered as well with his plethora of Disney pin collection and memorabilia.  He didn't place which made him sad (can you tell by the look on his face?) but he'll do another entry next year (with a little helpful advice from one of the judges...shhh!)  




The theme this year was "Race to the Fair."  I don't think you can get much of a race out of this little thing but it's very economical and silly looking.  It's 9" narrower than a standard Goldwing motorcylce.  It does seat two, however I envisioned driving with my shoulders attached to my ears in this little thing.  Definitely not a comfort vehicle -
This was in the gem and mineral portion and upon closer inspection, everything is made from rocks!  Pretty ingenious.


A couple of crazy rides (barf machines) and after walking around for hours, this next pic is pretty much how I felt:
You have to admit, he does look like he's contemplating something, doesn't he?

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