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Hey Hey Hey! Addicted to Polymer Clay!

31 May

So now I love learning new things. Especially creative crafty artsy things (phew!). For the past 2 months or so I have been experimenting with polymer clay and let me tell you it is addicting. On YouTube I follow several polymer clay masters and all the ideas I have are always swirling through my head. I am currently creating lots of pendants. I like the size of them and the fact that they are statement pieces. Here are a few that I have worked on so far. Hope you like them!—-CMY

Clay Pop

Clay Red Rose

Clay Smore

Clay Blue Rose

Clay Sushi

Have any of you experimented with polymer clay? What crafts do you like?

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The Spontaneous Cook: Garaeddeok or Korean Rice Cake

26 Apr

So  I am a very spontaneous cook. If I see something on a cooking show or find a cool recipe on the internet and I realize that I have all the ingredients to make it; nine times out of ten I will be in the kitchen making it. It doesn’t matter what cuisine it is from or how involved the recipe is I will be in the kitchen making a mess. Oh yes I also haven’t mastered the “cooking clean” thing but that is another story. I love korean food (South Koreans not the ones who want to destroy us :p) so I decided I was going to tackle homemade Garaeddeok so I can make Ddeokbokki (like a rice cake stew). This became pretty involved rather quickly because where I live I have no international stores or markets. So I hunted down on the almighty YouTube a korean cooking superstar…Maangchi! I quickly fell in love with her channel and found all the necessary recipes I needed to make all of my Ddeokbokki dreams come true. So I actually started this project the night before by soaking my sushi rice to make rice flour the next day. Then in the morning I blended my rice to a flour by using my food processor and began making the rice cakes. For my fist time it came out really well. I don’t have all of the ingredients to make the ddeokbokki yet but that will be coming very very soon. So till then happy cooking—-CMY

Garaeddeok copy

Maangchi’s Garaeddeok Recipe Vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMz4t12DIGQ

Maangchi’s Short Grain Rice Flour Recipe: http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/mepssalgaru

Maangchi’s Ddeokbokki Recipe Vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA3Uo3a9674

What to do on a snowy winter day in? Learn/Practice how to draw!!!

28 Jan

I love to draw actually I love all art forms. I have been drawing since I was young and have experimented with pencil, pen, marker, pastels, paints, and more. So when I went searching on the almighty Youtube for drawing tutorials I discovered one awesome channel. The Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel! Shoo Rayner is and English illustrator who has some awesome tutorials on YT and his own website. You can find tutorials on how to draw castles, haunted houses, snakes, expressions, animals, popstars, and the list goes on and on. He has a fun and positive attitude that really makes drawing something challenging fun. So when the weather gets you down pick yourself up with some cool drawing tutorials. I will have another post for you guys shortly but for now I have a test to study for. Talk to you all soon!!!—CMY

The weather outside :(

The weather outside 😦

Photo of a tree I drew from one of Shoo's tutorials.

72 styles of eyes from the Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel. Some fun doodling in my future.

72 styles of eyes from the Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel. Some fun doodling in my future.

LINK TO THE SHOO RAYNER DRAWING CHANNEL:http://www.youtube.com/user/ShooRaynerDrawing

LINK TO HIS WEBSITE: http://www.shoorayner.com/

FOR MANGA LOVERS, LINK TO MARK CRILLEY’S CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/markcrilley/featured

*********WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DRAW THE 72 EYES? GO TO SHOO’S WEBSITE AND DOWNLOAD THE SHEET WHILE YOUR THERE CHECK OUT THE 51 NOSES SHEET***********