Sunday, November 18, 2012

Some Sunday Morning Solace

I just had to share this beautiful snippet with you:
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 07:02 AM PST
“You lethargic, waiting upon me,
waiting for the fire and I
attendant upon you, shaken by your beauty
Shaken by your beauty
~William Carlos Williams
Post written by Leo Babauta.
This morning I awoke, meditated in the quiet dark empty room, and then went to make my coffee.
The world outside is wet, and the raindrops patter upon the leaves of the lemon tree, with its bursts of bright yellow.
My kids and Eva asleep, at peace.
And as I drink my coffee I think of you, dear reader.
And I am struck by the beauty of this world, and the fragile human lives struggling to make their way within it.
And shaken.
The pain and stress and anger and sadness and loneliness and frustration and fear and cravings and irritations that we will experience today … they are made up. We can let them go as easily as they arise. They are unnecessary, if we realize that we've created them for no good reason.
Instead, see the beauty in every moment. In every person’s so human actions. In our own frailties and failures.
This world is a morning poem, and we have but to see it to be shaken by its beauty, over and over.

Friday, November 16, 2012

A free tutorial by Helen Briel

For those of you that haven't yet seen this, it's definitely worth taking a look at.
It's a tutorial using polymer clay and an extruder.
Helen Briel does beautiful work. She is one of the founding members of the Southern Ontario Polymer Clay Guild. (SOPCG)

Friday, November 2, 2012

A new pendant using "Crest"

This lovely pendant was created by Barbara Colautti.(a founding member of the Southern Ontario Polymer Clay Guild  SOPCG)
She used the "Crest" a-i-o mold to create it.

If you live in the Toronto area and you're looking for some other polymer clay enthusiasts to be creative with then the SOPCG might just be the right place for you. We meet on the last Sunday of every month at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre  Don Mills..