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GUNG HAY FAT CHOY The Year of the Earth Dog 
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February 24, 2018 San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade

Or watch it live on KTVU Channel 2  or KTSF Channel 26, starting at 6PM

Here is the index for the Dog on this website.

The aluminum foil armature and the construction of the Fire Dog is found on the Dog Index.

The last Dog Year was Fire Dog.

You can change the color of the cane to brown tones to make an Earth Dog.

03-03-2013 Brown Waves Cane

With the winter holidays upon us in the northern hemisphere it's time to review the Holly Daze tutorials.

Making a leaf shaped cane with veins does not a holly leaf make. It takes a bit of manipulation to get that prickly holly leaf look. 

I like this 3rd effort

Changing the clay to translucent with gold foil broken inside of it we can get an "ice holly" effect. Surrounding molded faces makes for interesting pins. 

Jen Doll is preparing for Christmas in her Room Box... all year long. 


This is an exercise in showing a variety of scales in one room box: 1 inch scale for the doll and furniture, 1/4 scale, 1/8th and even smaller for other items in the room. It's a way of making your room box look real by littering it with smaller scale items. 

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12-16-17 NaNoWriMo Rambling in the Wee Hours

Future rambles about the process of writing will be listed in the Bonsai Trailer Court section of this website.

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What I was doing during October (PrepTober) and NaNoWriMo in November of 2017. The NaNoWriMo challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I completed that in 19 days. In 30 Days I wrote 74,817 words. What I'm doing for December is still writing this novel. After editing for a couple of weeks it's down to 66k words, but that's because some of what I wrote was background setting, character background, and I moved that text to the research folder.

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Buy Scrivener, the best and cheapest software for writing of any type: fiction, non-fiction, screenplay, you name it. It has made my life easier in keeping track of research, characters, locations, as well as being able to compile the finished work to multiple platforms, e.g., mobi for Amazon Kindle. I receive no kick back for plugging Scrivener. I just LOVE the software. So will you.
UPDATE: 9-14-17: I created Monthly Highlights for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Moved stuff off of the Monthly Highlights Index page that was not 2017 stuff. That's the most web work I've done in years. I love it when Mercury is in Virgo.
NOTE: I have not been working with polymer clay for a couple of years. My focus has been on astrology and writing fiction.
September 13, 2017 Ipage Swag: I received two "Thank you" gifts from iPage, my web host: a blank journal and a refillable water bottle. These are just perfect for my needs. My new Halloween Skeleton is pleased to show them off. Read More


5-5-17: Rebuilding "Mr. Mousie's House" a wee home in 1/4 scale that was a group effort from the ClayMates of MSATClayArt back in 1999 - 2000. Seems like the FrontPage gallery function isn't working anymore so I'll have to rebuild various pages as I find what has gone wonky. That's the problem with having a website that's over 10 years old. Like an old house - there is always something that needs fixing.
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