Polymer Clay Artists turn musicians for a unique performance in Ohio!

Who would have thought that the International Polymer Clay Association strategy meeting could reveal a bunch of hidden talents. Perhaps some of these talented artists who I have admired for many many years may give up their polymer creative skills in favour of their musical ones!

Our hosts Cynthia Tinapple of  Polymer Clay Daily & her husband Blair welcomed us into their home for a fantastic weekend of strategy planning, friendship and music! This was the first  meeting with the new board members and some of the old.

The former NPCG has taken on a new dimension and we have some exciting international projects on our agenda. Why not join us?
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On a personal note to spend a weekend with such talented people was a dream come true for me! Many many thanks to all. And roll on Baltimore 2010!

Barbershop Singers, Jewellery & Aeroplanes!

This week we are heading back to the UK to see family & friends and most of all take part in the LABBS Barbershop Annual Convention.  No, we are not singing. Lunes Bijoux has had a stand at the convention for a number of years and this year we have a very special assistant with us.

Lunes Bijoux Special Assistant for LABBS
Lunes Bijoux Special Assistant for LABBS

Flying with Ryan Air means we have no luggage allowance for Manon so it’s quite a challenge trying to pack clothes for the UK (cold in comparison to here), jewellery and toys too! I wonder who will go short (not the girls….!) Andy may just get a clean shirt in if he is lucky.

Since I now want to be known as a serious polymer clay artist I have taken the decision to only take this range back to the UK. My semi-precious gemstones can be made as usual to order and I have an excellent press book to adorn the stand which includes photos of all of my work (glass, gemstones and of course polymer).

So England, cold & wet here we come – it’s goodbye mid 20’sc, sunny days and walks by the Canal du Midi and hello to the fish n chips (although I think we are more looking forward to a fab curry!).

Canal du Midi - Paraza October 2008
Canal du Midi - Paraza October 2008

In need of some sunshine

Every once in a while around this time of year I get lost in my wonderful memories of holidays far away. Perhaps it’s the need for some sunshine, for some pampering and for some time away from all those modern gadgets which occupy our everyday lives.

The only thing which makes me not wish I was on my little Maldivian island is our wonderful 6 month old daughter who is an absolute treasure. As beautiful as a Maldivian sunset and as precious as all those wonderful memories.

One day she will be old enough to discover the beauty of those islands with us.