Saturday, January 12, 2013

CATS AND CLAY IT'S A WONDERFUL DAY

 
My friend is in Detroit for 4 days so I'm feeding her 3 new kittens.  This is King.  He finally sat still long enough for me to take his picture.  He was abused by a child and left at the shelter.  No one wanted him because he was very agitated.  He's doing great and I was so excited this morning he rubbed against my legs when I was fixing his food.  He's going to be a wonderful, loving cat.
 
 
These are all polymer pieces that have been sanded and buffed.  I can't tell you how much I don't like to sand but they sure are pretty when they hit the buffer and the shine comes up.
 
Am I the only one that has 5 boxes full of clay ends and pieces?  I must have 200 pounds of clay here.  THIS IS INSANE.  A friend came over yesterday and I showed her how to do different Skinner blends and plugs and how to do a spliced cane.  We had a lot of fun.  Then I realized I needed to do something with my clay.  I'm going to make plugs and blended plugs and make some canes and sell them.  I'm running out of clay storage.  I still have a box full of Studio by Sculpey.
 
DO YOU REMEMBER BOOBOO???
 
My good friend Anita Brandon did a blog a couple days ago about her angel cats.  She included some pictures and a story of Booboo in it.  It was so nice and it brought tears to my eyes. 
 
This is her webesite, check out her angel cats on Etsy. http://melobeau.blogspot.com/.  Booboo was such a good friend for almost 20 years.  I miss him dearly.  Buster can never take his place but Buster is making a place of his own.  He loves dates and donuts and Kraft American cheese.
 
A week ago Sunday night I got intestinal flu.  I was down and out for 9 days.  If you get a chance, get some Powerade, Pepto Bismal, soda crackers and Imodium in the house just in case.  I got a flu shot Wednesday and my arm is still sore.  Here in Arizona we have a big problem with the flu right now so I am washing my hands and face a lot and trying to stay out of public places.
 
Stay Healthy and Happy New Year
 

4 comments:

Melobeau said...

Bonnie, How lucky King and his friends are to have you as "Kittysitter". It sounds like he's doing very well and so lucky to have found such a loving home with your friend....and YOU to baby sit.

Oh my, those polymer pieces you've made are SO gorgeous all sanded, buffed and shiny. I love your use of color and style! I think your idea of making plugs, blended plugs and canes for sale is going to make a lot of potential customer VERY happy! (not to mention giving you more room and some extra $$$).

Thank you so much for mentioning about the "Booboo and the Angel Cats" post on my blog. I would say that Buster is one lucky cat to be making a place of his own in your heart. I think Booboo would heartily approve. Glad that you're feeling better and hope that flu shot calms down and does its "thing".

Melobeau said...

Oh, I meant to say that the direct link to Booboo's blog post topic is
http://melobeau.blogspot.com/2013/01/happy-early-valentines-day-in-polymer.html

Come over to see Bonnie's lovely photos of Booboo, her very special and VERY photogenic best friend.

Lupe Meter said...

I don't like sanding either but they sure do shine after being buffed! Your pieces are beautiful, Bonnie! You are great with animals, so I can see how this little one took to you! Glad you are feeling much better. I have been doing the same thing, staying indoors when I can and washing hands a lot, though my hands are really dry plus this weather doesn't help either.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Very nice post. The King cat does seem in charge.
Nicole/Beadwright