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From: SherryBinNH10/2/15 11:35 AM 
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Hi, everyone

I am noticing that there doesn't appear to be the level of involvement, sharing, discussion, camaraderie, et al that used to prevail here.

I check in briefly nearly every day. I'm guessing others do as well.

 

What can we do to perk thing up around here?? More challenges like the Thing a Day event in February? (I didn't play this past year because of health and time issues. But it's at least something interesting going on.) More technique discussions?  New product reviews?

 

I hate to see PCC fade out due to lack of interest.

 

Sherry Bailey

 

 
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From: Jill Siegel (JillSiegel)10/2/15 10:17 PM 
To: SherryBinNH  (2 of 50) 
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Well, I for one am here every once in a while. I have lost my log in so I am am hiding. :`).

I am Jill Siegel. I wante to say hi to all!

I am still working on making all sorts of things. 

Take care! Happy Claying!

Hugz,

Jil

 

 
From: gilladian10/3/15 7:27 PM 
To: SherryBinNH  (3 of 50) 
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I see LOTS more activity on Facebook. The yahoo group I co-moderate is not very active anymore either... people seem to prefer the newer venues.
 

 
From: Stephen (SDROSS) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host10/4/15 8:11 AM 
To: SherryBinNH  (4 of 50) 
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It isn't lack of interest, I think... polymer clay has probably more proponents than ever before. It's the evolution of the internet. The growth of social media -  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, personal blogs, etc. -  has definitely lessened the impact of message forums. 

 

 
From: Melody0110/4/15 10:49 AM 
To: Stephen (SDROSS) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 50) 
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I'm probably showing my age, but I really prefer the PCC message-type forum a WHOLE lot more than Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. I DO NOT care for the Facebook format at all!!!!!!!!!!      I sure do miss the folks who used to hang out here and the discussions and friendships we had and am so grateful for the amazing years we had together when PCC was a PC Camelot. Thanks Stephen and Leigh!

Anita in AZ

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  • Edited October 5, 2015 9:04 am  by  Melody01
 

 
From: Stephen (SDROSS) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host10/4/15 2:33 PM 
To: Melody01  (6 of 50) 
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Melody01 said...

 

I'm probably showing my age, but I really prefer the PCC message-type forum a WHOLE lot more than Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. I DO NOT care for the Facebook format at all!!!!!!!!!!      I sure do miss the folks who used to hang out here and the discussions and friendships we had and am so grateful for the amazing years we had together when PCC was a PC Camelot. Thanks Stephan and Leigh!

Yeah, I agree... and showing my age, too <G>! And "PC Camelot" - LOVE IT!!!

 

 

 
From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)10/5/15 11:32 PM 
To: SherryBinNH  (7 of 50) 
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Hi Sherry,

Busy!!! Fall is the time we do shows, bring out new designs, travel, and more. Plus life has thrown us for a couple of loops that have changed our plans and sent us in new directions. I did not think that during my 70's I would be learning so many new things including how to operate a laser machine!

On a positive side, staying busy helps to keep me young and creating new projects, designs and artworks. Our most recent tutorial is free on our website along with four other, older free tutorials. The new tutorial is how to make a glasses or badge holder using a pull tab from soup, polymer clay, pin back, 26 gauge wire and sharpie markers. The artwork can be molded or sculpted as desired.  I did the demo a couple of weeks ago at the Lone Star Retreat.

http://www.bestflexiblemolds.com/collections/tutorials-fun-projects

Time kind of gets away from me and I am not on the forums as much as I used to be.

Thanks for posting your question.

 

 

 
From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)10/6/15 12:50 PM 
To: Stephen (SDROSS) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 50) 
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Stephen,

I think you are right. Social media is growing by leaps and bounds.

 

 

 

 
From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon10/12/15 3:20 AM 
To: SherryBinNH  (9 of 50) 
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Yep, times, they are-a changing! People only have so much time for social media sites, and so PCC has gone by the wayside, but it is a terrible shame! We used to have such a blast here. For me, Jackie Sieben, I am still living in the same place, but my daughter's death 2.5 years ago, and the subsequent loss of her 3 children to the evil husband has sent my life into such a bad place for so long! I had no idea recovery, as it is, would take so long and be so difficult at the time of her death. But losing 4 people who you were so close to really does take some mental work to find out how to deal with. I'm thinking that things are getting much better, somehow. You just learn a new way of living and try not to think of these people who you love so much too often. It's too hard if you dwell on it.

Actually, even though I've had a few false starts in these hard years, I do feel like thinks are finally turning around. I can actually focus while I'm in my studio, and I've been creating new canes... not too many that I'm super pleased with but I am learning some new techniques. This week I will be putting away the canes to do some gift making which I'm looking forward to, although it's hard to remember the clay techniques that were second nature 3 years ago!

Plus, people have really moved along with new ideas, it's so great, but I'm not aware of them all since I wasn't paying attention. I would love to learn some new stuff, that would be good for me.

That's my story! It's nice to see my old friends here. I did just find out that the Claypen Art website from the Discussions from the Claypen chat that I hosted here at PCC for 8 years has closed down and we cannot access the photos any longer, so I'm not too pleased about that. Stephen, I know you offered! I just didn't know how to think at that time, and I guess we missed our chance to move the photos over here to PCC. Sorry about that, but if you knew the turmoil - I couldn't hardly decide what to cook for dinner for a couple of years. :( Oh well.

Jackie

 

P.S. I love Thing a Day every February, and I'm looking forward to it again next year.

Remember we used to do the game with the most posts in a month? That might be a fun thing to try again. It used to get really crazy the last couple of days, haha!

 

 

 

 
From: Melody0110/12/15 12:16 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 50) 
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Jackie, We've missed ya! Glad to read that things have been turning around a bit for you. Think of you often.

Blessings, Love, and Hugs
 

Anita in AZ

http://www.etsy.com/shop/melodyodesigns/

http://www.melobeau.blogspot.com/

http://pinterest.com/anitalbrandon/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/melobeau/

http://www.facebook.com/MelodyODesigns/

 

 

 
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