Sunday, March 28, 2010

I have been busy!

I am now displaying my beautiful creations at "Off the Beaten Path" in Ottumwa, Ia. These are just a few of my most recent works of art. I do hope that you enjoy and are inspired.

"Summer Fling"

"Edwards Embrace"

"Splendid Spring"

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mica Shifts Rock!!

I have been experimenting with mica clays and the neat technique of creating texture in clay that is not tactile in nature. It is a visual texture.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chris' Funeral

Well, i was able to attend Chris' funeral service today. I was impressed by the sheer numbers of students in attendance. It was pretty obvious that he will be missed. To tell you the truth, it makes me happy to know that the angry, dark, somewhat reclusive young man that i taught in school left a mark on the world that seemed to punish him for everyone else sins. He lived a life that wasn't fair. And he seemed frustrated and jaded by life but he was always real. He was a "blood and guts" kind of real who experienced life in the rawest sense.

Over all, it was well done in every way. They really seemed to capture the positive side of the kind of young man he was and the multitude of young people seemed to be comforted by it. There was a strong warning given by the family concerning the importance of making wise choices. The sermon was titled, "Dealing with a difficult death" and the scripture came from John 14:1-3, Proverbs 3:5,6 and Psalms 23. The minister encouraged the congregation with the truth that God does care about our sorrow, He feels it to, God's ways are higher than ours and his plans are better that ours, and when we walk with God he will lead us only in ways that are profitable for our character.

This was a message that everyone of those young people needed to hear. I pray that God will do great things.

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Latest Works of Art

These are some of my polymer clay pieces. Enjoy!

I Think She Has an Ear Infection

I am not sure but i think Leah has an ear infection. She has never tugged at her ears before. Now she is forever grabbing and scratching her ears. Poor baby, her finger nails grow so fast that i cant keep them trimmed like they should be and she is turning the side of her face in to hamburger.