Polymer Clay Talk -  Where is everybody these days? (2788 views) Notify me whenever anyone posts in this discussion.Subscribe
From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon10/12/15 3:20 AM 
To: SherryBinNH  (9 of 50) 
 71186.9 in reply to 71186.1 

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.



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!



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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








From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon10/13/15 3:39 AM 
To: Melody01  (11 of 50) 
 71186.11 in reply to 71186.10 

Thank you, Anita. I think of you all the time, too. :) :) :)

Big hugs!




From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)11/4/15 3:22 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (12 of 50) 
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Hi Jackie (aka Jax),

I am not on forums much anymore either but it is great to hear that you are making canes again and claying! I think of you often and am so sorry to hear the pictures from the ClayPen are gone.  I loved the chats and seeing what everyone was up to in clay.

As for myself, it seems the older I get, the less I can do in a day. :-/ Travel to shows and all the prep and restore when we get home has taken so much time and energy but travel is slowing down now. Our focus now is to build our little business, new designs, new molds, etc.

New and or updated tools are a big help but time is still the fire in which we burn. Blessings always.



From: Dynter11/7/15 11:41 AM 
To: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)  (13 of 50) 
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Some of us are still around. Jean stargazer has been taking a break from her weekly webcams due to the chat and cams not working properly.


From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)11/8/15 3:55 PM 
To: Stephen (SDROSS) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (14 of 50) 
 71186.14 in reply to 71186.4 

I think you are correct Stephen,

Many of us are now teaching, designing and writing for retreats, PC magazine articles, or promoting their own local guild. I'm busier in polymer clay than ever and enjoying the clay and it's many, many facets daily. However, most of my time and energy is focused here in Oklahoma, small in population, big in distances but growing in an interest in polymer clay. Our Twister retreat is going on six years and next year Lindly Haunani will be our teacher.

I check in here from time to time and occasionally post a new product. However, life is like the little poster I have over my monitor. "Time is the Fire in Which we Burn".

Still spending time in claying and still loving it.


From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon11/10/15 4:44 PM 
To: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)  (15 of 50) 
 71186.15 in reply to 71186.12 

Hi PJ! I'm happy to hear about new tools and molds and designs! I will check out your website... www.bestflexiblemolds.com, right? I do love your molds and texture sheets a LOT!




From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)11/10/15 6:32 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (16 of 50) 
 71186.16 in reply to 71186.15 

Thank you so very much Jackie! Yes, we continue to add to our lines and a couple of months or so ago we bought a Laser. It is fabulous for creating masters for our texture mats and are now working on cutting elements that will be used to create fine and delicate elements for new molds. Never a dull moment..... :-)


From: HermineR11/11/15 1:45 PM 
To: Stephen (SDROSS) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (17 of 50) 
 71186.17 in reply to 71186.4 

I agree new venues attract newer members. I for one use more french goups than PCC cause I am not into the new medias. I do visit here  from time to time though.


From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon11/12/15 12:19 AM 
To: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)  (18 of 50) 
 71186.18 in reply to 71186.16 

Oh wow, a laser, neat, PJ! How fun. :)

Hugs, Jackie



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