Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I (heart) Obama!

This has been a most amazing day!


I'm having a hard time finding the words to express exactly how I feel about all the events transpiring around President Obama's inauguration. Like many, I watched the proceedings from my couch, with my coffee and fuzzy slippers...my youngest, however, braved the cold and the crowd along with her boyfriend and a few others (oh, 'bout a million or so)...

It was a wonderful thing to see, and I'm guessing that this young man will be just the leader we need. God Bless ya real good, President Obama...I look forward to good things - for all of us - in the very near future.

Oh, yeah/ my experiments with the inks and translucents?

Fail.

Obviously I should read a bit more before I attempt that again. I added the hot mess to my scrap clay heap, and took up another project, as you can see.

The latest copy of PolymerCafe has an article (and tute) by Dr. Ron Lehocky on his Hearts fundraising project. A very noble cause indeed. He began by talking about his need to use up the extra scrap clay and canes...

...well, of course I just glommed right onto that scrap clay thing. My scrap clay stash is almost large enough to sculpt a large German Shephard. And I have a hard time figuring interesting ways to get rid of all of it.



So what you see above are 21 hearts made of some of my scrap clay and scrap canes. Once I smooth them down with cornstarch and refine their edges, I'll bake, sand and buff 'em up. Valentine's Day is getting closer, and I'm sure the ladies at the office will tell me if they like them or not. We all gotta have a heart pin in our lives, don't we?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, those hearts are beautiful. I want one and I want to learn how to do them.

Tawanna

Maher's Mom said...

Cheryl,
Are you selling your hearts? If yes, provide the prices...pleaz

Holly

Nicole Bailey said...

Your hearts are beautiful. Do you think you can send a few to Italy for me? I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Nicole

Barb aka rubarb said...

Your hearts are just lovely Cheryl...I "heart" Obama too :o)