The Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild has been having some great challenges this fall. I’ve learned so much from them. Stepping outside my comfort zone…moving beyond “safe” and “thinking big” has been my theme lately. Hope you enjoy viewing all of the beautiful masks we’ve created for the Masquerade Clay Ball. Much thanks to Coltpixy for all of her dedication and hard work in making this event a success!
Lately I’ve been so busy…work is crazy and I decided to do a weekend art show. Well, needless to say…the middle of August is not the best time to try it out! Wow was it hot! But I did have a lot of fun. My daughter Emily went with me…and helped me soooooo much.
This was our first attempt at a “show”. It was free….and thanks to the people at the Nav A Gator Bar and Grill in Arcadia for hosting it on Marina Day. I met some really nice folks and even sold enough jewelry to pay for lunch and drinks.
The crowd was there for another purpose…lunch and beer….and so were not really in the “buying” mood, but all in all for me it was a good experience. I learned some things and got some other good ideas…so it was a positive time.
I hope that the people at the Nav A Gator are doing well…especially Jerry…who took a tumble off the dunking booth and made me work like a nurse at the end of the day. Hope you are doing well Jerry….I was quite worried about you, but got a report the next day that you are getting out of the hospital. Please…if you or someone you know reads this….let me know how you are doing!!!!
Well…you may be wondering what I caught while I was fishing…well, I wassn’t really fishing, but since we were spending the day by the Peace River, I decided last minute to cook up some fish and bring them along…here they are…hope you like them. The other pics are of my daughter, my booth and the famous or should I say infamous…dunking booth!
Oh…and one more thing….thanks to April….our server…who kept us happy and hydrated all day! You are the best….the only server I saw that took a turn in the dunking booth. And thanks to Josh…for being so nice and to the owner for allowing us to peddle our wares for a day! We definately will stop by the Nav A Gator whenever we are in the area and enjoy a cold one!
Where did I get the name “treesea”. I have always loved the sea…crashing waves, sand, nightbreezes, gulls, sunsets, margaritas….and I am very partial to the forests also…greens and browns, smell of wet leaves, chirping birds, scuttling sound of critters, fairys, elves, dew.
But that’s not where the name comes from. My real name is Patrice…but my mom always called me “tricee” (pronounced tree-sea) so…there you go. Mom actually got me started making jewelry. It was a great passtime of hers and when she was no longer able to make lots of things, she started giving away all her beads etc. Well, I took some of them, but never made a thing. Then one day I wanted a lanyard to hold my badge that would match something I was wearing (I’m a hospice nurse). I decided it didn’t look to hard to do so I made one. That day at work, a co-worker saw it and said…wow…I like that… where can I get one. I said “I guess I could make you one”…..and there it started….that was about 3 years ago and I have been making jewelry ever since. Yes…I am a newbie! To jewelry and to clay!