“…not just a
but a home where all of us can congregate and be there for each other.” ~Aims
It is hard for me to believe, but now that Jack-o-lantern season is over, Jack Frost is now showing up in the mornings where I live. The photo is of some of his glittery handiwork on the tall grasses in the vacant field beside our house. It’s actually very intricate and pretty isn’t it?
I’m feeling a little sentimental today. It seems with all my blog posts over the past (almost) 2 years (there has been over 600 of them), every once in awhile it is time to reflect.
So many new friends have been made here at the blog. People from all countries and all walks of life, come together here to chat about their passions for polymer clay.
The support you give to each other is so touching at times, it sometimes makes my cry. As it did in this post: A Polymer Clay Tribute, In Loving Memory of Vance, Her Biggest Fan
To all of you, as I sit here and read all the posts, I can’t help but cry and think, wow what a wonderful group of people, to care and share with someone that is hurting now. Your kind and encouraging words are an inspiration to me. I can’t help but smile through the tears. Vance always used to say to me “Never regret anything that makes you smile”. So I am glad I took this step, and I think it was just the nudge I did need to get back to it. Thank you Cindy and everyone one from the bottom of my heart. ~Jackie-N
A fairly new addition to the blog which I am very proud of, is the Spotlight Features. This is where you guys get a chance to showcase your wonderful polymer clay beads and jewelry projects, for everyone to admire.
I LOVE Cindy’s site because it’s so much more than instruction (which is excellent) but a community which I was sorely lacking. My coffee and I are here every morning to see the next dose of polyclay fabulousness. ~Melinda-B
As I read through everyone’s comments I was struck by Melinda’s reference to this site as “community”. I think that in addition to the wonderful teaching Cindy provides for us, the opportunity to put our stuff “out there” in this supportive environment can’t help but make us better artists as we learn from and appreciate each other. ~Elizabeth-S
Here are some links to just a few of the Spotlight Features:
To see a complete list use “spotlight” as the keyword in the search box at the top of this page. They are ALL so wonderful and inspirational to read.
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel like this blog is my home in clay country. Where everyone gets me and I can just be me. A place filled with friends and where time flies by so quickly that the next season has arrived before you know it.
Cindy it seems we are going to keep you at it for ages to come. Whatever you come up with is fine by me, I’ll be watching. It is nice too to know others out there are doing the same thing. Makes it all feel very homey, somewhere to go to discuss it all, and see all the variations. Love, ~Elizabeth-K
Thank you all for making this the community that it is. Without you, this would just be a file on my computer where I put pictures and a few words, and not the place I’ve come to call home!