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NOTE: I have not been working with polymer clay for a couple of years. My focus has been on astrology and writing fiction.
2016
Mom-5-20-2014Blog Being REBUILT Due To WordPress Problem 4-16-16

3-21-2016: My mother passed away around 8 pm tonight.

One might think that blogging about my mother passing and sharing it on my website is a weird way of dealing with a parent's death. But y'all have known me for a decade and a half and I always share important rites of passage online. Especially when it's surrounded by so many extraordinary coincidents.

Odd that I had just re-uploaded "
Saying Solly" to this website just hours before she passed away. It is a short story that is mostly autobiographical, about my mother. It is in a collection of stories in a book titled "My Mother, My Self"

I was sending a group direct message on Facebook to my four grown sons just at the moment she was passing. Also an odd coincidence.

Lastly, it's between the Solar and Lunar Eclipse, which often sees people cross over. I told my sister Linda that I felt Mom would pass on during this between the eclipse time frame.
 
SF mapBlog Being REBUILT Due To WordPress Problem 4-16-16

3/21/2016 :

Repost Take 2: Native San Franciscians a Dying Breed 

This is a repost from 2006, for Angela Beck, who was looking for it on MyOpera.com, which closed down in 2014. I found it on Web.Archive.Org and rebuilt it
here

This is the first blog post, or reposting, I've done since Hilda (my long time neighbor) passed away. Maybe this will be the start of my being more active on my blogs and on this website.

A good intention for the new astrological year.
2015
MyMother-Myself4/28/2015: My copy of "My Mother - Myself" came in today. My first published short story "Saying Solly" is on page 80. In the back there are write-ups  about all the writers and they left out one of my grandsons. I have four grandsons and one granddaughter.

This collection of short stories will be available at Amazon in a couple of months but if you want to order a copy before Mother's Day you can purchase a copy at...  
http://www.mymother-myself.com/

All the contributors in this collection of short stories have donated their work.

For me it is in memory of Edy Henderson, who passed away before she was able to see this book come to fruition. We all know she's whispering "It's about time..." since it took 8 years.

3/21/16: Read "Saying Solly" here in the Bonsai Trailer Court. 
UPDATE: 2/7/2015 "Saying Solly" is getting published! I don't know the title of the collection but it is supposed to be due out by Mother's Day 2015.

Because the agreement with the publisher is that the story is not already published I have to remove it from my website until after the publication date. Once it is published it will be returned to my website.

"Saying 'solly' " is a short story written in 2006, for a collection that was to be called "If it's not one thing, it's your mother".  The collection never found a publisher so I put the story up here on my website.

This will be my first officially published written work. My family is thrilled. I'm gobsmacked amazed and relieved at the same time.
Sun GifApril 2015: Thank you all for donating to my GoFundMe campaign! I am fully funded and my student Dentist, Chandni Patel, and her faculty at The University of The Pacific Dental College are stunned beyond belief. This is the first time they can remember anyone getting crowd funding for dental work and having all the funds come in before the last three appointments. 
NoraJean-Designs.com/GoFundMe

9/6/14:
http://www.norajean-designs.com/GoFundMe/
I am selling my artwork to fund my dental costs. I don't sell my art unless it's necessary, as most of you know, but now it's time to let go of my artwork rather than let go of more teeth. I'll be adding art to this new website each day so come by and visit to see what's going out the door. Also you can keep track on FaceBook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
  9/5/14: I'm asking for help to raise $4K to help me with my dental costs.

That's why I've started a GoFundMe page.

After 15 years of providing free polymer clay tutorials to the public and not turning this website into a subscription "pay per view" site I'm asking my web visitors for help.

I thank you in advance for any donation you can afford. If you would rather donate through PayPal click on the PayPal verified badge below.

xoxo

Nora Jean Stone
Faux Egypt Lady 2014 9/8/2014: Review of the Faux Egypt Lady with a new video discussing the techniques used.

 
January 1, 2015: I became the Vice President of the San Francisco Astrological Society. I am also the Director of Publicity and Outreach. That's what I've been doing these last three years since I've not been making new polymer clay tutorials.

CD Cover for NCGR Talk 1-2014Social Network Marketing for the Astrologer  Audio Sample with Parental Warning.

This is the talk I gave at the San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGRSF) on January 7, 2014. It is now available as a CD.

Social Network sharing of information is as old as St. Paul Epistles, Cicero and his Roman pals running slaves back and forth with news from the Senate, Martin Luther and the spread of Reformation, and the American Revolution pamphleteers. Control of information by a monolithic corporation (think Rupert Murdoch) is a modern invention to control the minds of the people.

Astrologers need Social Network Marketing to build their brand & connect with the people.
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