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In this issue

  Personal Note From Tonya
Happy Friday from Texas

  News
Take Flight and Soar eZine
New Creative Tools Arrive at Whole Lotta Whimsy

  Raving Fan

Miranda
"I will not hesitate to recommend Whole Lotta Whimsy to anyone looking for quality craft and artist supplies. I know I will continue to shop for tools and supplies via this website..."

  Feature Article

The Muse Personality: Catherine Davies Paetz

Personal Note From Tonya

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Howdy ya'll from Texas! Happy Friday!

I'm here at a unique event called E-Women's Network. I was supposed to be at Metal Clay World Conference exhibiting, but an incredible opportunity presented itself for me to be featured by Lisa Larter Consulting Group as a spotlight at her presentation and booth as part of her BeSocial movement, so of course I jumped on it!

The 2000 women are here from all walks of life, including accounting, doctors, finance, art, publishing, etc. It's an eclectic mix of brilliance, power and genuine love to live the best possible life we can.

I sure do miss my tribe of amazing artists at MCWC. I've been trying to read their blogs and posts to see what's happening. I can't wait to hear more about it. Let me know your best take-aways! I'm dying to know them ;-)

I hope you are having an amazing week! Please enjoy the wonderful interview with Cathy!

Creative Blessings,


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News

Are you missing the marketing, creating your customer story, branding, and attracting abundance articles that used to be in the WLW eZine?

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When you sign up you'll also get:

  • A 13 minute video on enameling called The Essential Enamelling Primer
  • A 10 minute video on how to use resins called Resins Made Easy
  • A valuable clarity tool called 5 Keys to Aligning Your Artistic Compass
  • and my bimonthly eZine called Take Flight

New Creative Tools Arrive at Whole Lotta Whimsy

Ferido 50g Epoxy Clay Jet Ferido 50g Epoxy Clay Crystal
Ferido 50g Epoxy Clay Sapphire Ferido 50g Epoxy Clay Black Diamond
Ferido 50g Epoxy Clay Garnet Ferido 50g Epoxy Clay Dark Teal
Ferido 50g Epoxy Clay Crystal --AB-- Ferido 50g Epoxy Clay Siam
7" 4.0mm Blk Leather Magnetic Caprice Bracelet Patterns of Color in Metal Clay
Sterling Magnetic Clasp 5mm Sterling Magnetic Clasp 3.5mm
Sterling Magnetic Clasp 2.5mm Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 3
Copper Colored Solder 9+" (3) Copper Colored Solder 9+" (1)
 

Raving Fan

Miranda

I stumbled across Whole Lotta Whimsy while shopping for a starter enamel kit, and I'm so glad to have found such an invaluable resource! The website is well organized and user friendly - all around, it's a huge cut above all the websites out there selling a similar product.

The products offered are high quality and the service is fast, efficient, and friendly with intelligent and well-thought out product recommendations . Add to this already impressive list links to an eZine with insightful articles about art, inspiration, and the business of craft, and a selection of step-by-step tutorials, and you have a recipe for one of the best resources for artists on the net.

I will not hesitate to recommend Whole Lotta Whimsy to anyone looking for quality craft and artist supplies. I know I will continue to shop for tools and supplies via this website.

Thanks a bunch!

- Miranda
Gracebourne Design


Feature Article

The Muse Personality: Catherine Davies Paetz

Date started working in metal clay:

I first got to try PMC in early 2000. I'd read about it in magazines and wanted to try it, but had sold my kiln intending to purchase another some day. At that time kiln firing was the only option. A ceramic artist friend offered a class in PMC so I jumped at the chance. He was fairly new to it too, so we all learned together. I was blown away by the possibilities.

Certified: (what clay, year and with whom)

Rio Rewards PMC Certification, 2003 with CeCe Wire. After working with metal clay for several years and finding the Certification classes offered locally were canceled for low enrollment, I decided to travel. I drove to Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut to get Certified with CeCe Wire. It was a great experience and I made friends that I'm still in touch with today.

Accomplished at what media in addition to metal clay:

I have been making jewelry since Jr. High school in the early 70's when I spent 3 years in lapidary club learning to cut and polish stones. In high school I took silver classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art and in college, earned my BFA in metals and enameling. My favorite techniques are probably forming and piercing metal (especially silver), and definitely enameling. Helen Worrall, my instructor at Miami University, was an accomplished enamellist whose work was known for its impeccable attention to detail. While I'm hardly a perfectionist in every area, I like to think she inspired the level of detail I put into in my jewelry work. The best part of my study was the opportunity to raise a vessel and then enamel it. After college, a friend and I worked for a goldsmith casting his pieces in gold and silver, doing some repair work, and occasionally fabrication.

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