Sunday, June 29, 2008

Scary Baby

I had to dig all the way around the new baby's eyes and even into the bridge of her nose to try and get her to stop cracking. I love working with polymer clay but sometimes it seems to seems to fight me. I'm not certain if it is due to the armatures, or the curing that sometimes makes it crack. I tend to think it is more to do with the armatures. This baby is built on an old armature that I have had for a while. I won't say where I purchased it here on the blog. But I have had difficulty with this brand armature before. I talked with the artist that sales it and was told if I wrapped it in foil it would eliminate the cracking issue. Well like I said I have had this armature for a few years, I wrapped it in foil but it looks like I'm still having cracking issues. Maybe it's because it is older, but I doubt that. I think I will stick to making my armatures with foil from now on.
Keep your finger crossed that the cracking is over and I can finish this baby once and for all :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Wasatch Back Realy Experiance

Well I’m happy to say that I survived running in the Wasatch Back Relay. It is a 181 mile relay race from Logan to Park City Utah. I was in the 2nd truck, so we started at leg 7. I was the leg 9 runner. My first two legs were OK the first was in the heat of the day so even though it was only 3.1 miles, I started to slow quite a bit about ¼ mile to the finish, because I was feeling a bit queasy from the heat. My second leg was 6.2 miles and it was in the middle of the night. I liked this leg because it was cool, but running in the dark has its hazards. Even with a head light and the support of the team, I felt a bit unsure of my footing a few times. My last leg was 3.6 miles, not long…but it was at an almost 8% incline on a dirt road. Again it was later in the day so it was starting to get hot. But, as a team we all struggled through out legs and we all finished feeling relatively good. Our team leader called me today, he said that the team has called and wants to do this again next year, and if I was in for it. I said… sure, I have a year to get ready for it. I guess they want to switch it up a bit. My truck will be truck A, so we will have the first part next time. I guess we will have to see how it goes. :)
I will post some pictures when I get them.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day

Yesterday was Father's Day. We had a nice day, my oldest daughter and her husband and kids came over to have dinner with us. Our daughter made a wonderful German chocolate cake for my husband because that is his favorite. It was delightful to have them over.
This is the second Father's Day without my Dad. I still miss him very much. Time helps soften then hurt of missing him, and we are left with the wonderful memories of all the things and time we had together. No matter how old I get I think in my heart I will always be a Daddy's girl.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Weekend Wishing

We just got done with my oldest son’s wedding. It was very beautiful, but I’m happy that it is over. We had two graduations, one bridal shower, Mothers Day, wedding rehearsal and wedding all within 6-7 weeks. And my sisters and I did all the flowers for the wedding. More my sisters then me :) So, I’m very happy the craziness has at least slowed down.

I long for the slow and lazy days of my summer as a young girl. Do you remember those times, before work, kids and responsibility? Hmmm lying around in the hot sun in our swimming suits reading trashy romance novels and drinking cold drinks. Just the slow moving days of our youth. Probably late junior high or high school. I see it now with my youngest daughter. The contentment that she dose not have much to worry about. Only responsible to do a few things, she has time to read, hang with friends, and relax. Her days move by at the slow summer pace I remember. Then I see the contrast with my oldest son. He is just starting a new life with more responsibility then he has had in the past. More bills, more obligations, more, more, more. His days of slow lazy summers are a thing of the past.
The life scale baby that I had posted in the previous post is about to send me over the wall. I have had to repair her at least 6 times, and even now she sits on my table with her eyes about dug out so that I can again, repair the cracks that keep forming in the corners of her eyes. I don’t know what to do. If she keeps this up I think she will end up in the trash. So keep you fingers crossed and hope that this weekend will have a different outcome. Let’s all pray that she decides not to crack any more. I’m also hoping that I finish Jen Printy’s fairy. She needs her wings and hair… then I will mail her off to Jen. Keep your fingers crossed that all this can get accomplished.

Monday, June 2, 2008

New Baby

Here is a life scale baby that I have been working on. One picture is of the head by the picture I used as a reference. Not sure I like her very much, will see how I like her as I paint and wig her. That usually helps me like them better. If I like her I might enter her in a contest I seen out on the internet at some reborn baby site. If she won they would produce her.

Also here is a few picture of a small scale fairy that I'm making for Jen Printy. She is a friend in the PDMAG that asked me to make her a fairy. I hope she likes her. I don't think I have ever worked a this small of scale. I'm not sure that I like it.