What live's in the Elemental Forrest???

This Blog will infom you about the seven clans that live within the Elemental Forrest. There are many other critters that also live with the Dragons called Elemental Buddies. I have many up for adoption at:



and check out all my photos at:


I am going to try and become a good little blogger and will start to list what new dragons and critters I have and some about how I made them......I hope you enjoy and I love feedback (the good and the ugly only!! OK the bad too)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Polymer Clay ATC

I am doing a ATC swap with my guild Mile High Polymer Clay Guild so I wanted to share what I have made....

My first set here was made with photo morphing (I am really into that right now) and doing a clay transfer then topping it off with resin.
The sides vary from double sided tape and micro beads to embossing powder and one with leaf foil (but that turned out to be a pain in the ---. I personally really enjoyed the embossing powder for it was the easiest and turned out the best :)
THANKS for looking and I will post the rest of them soon........

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Computer play......

I have been having so much fun getting college art from sellers on etsy and then morphing them together.....
I am planning on turning this one into a ACEO and jewelry. Currently I am trying to figure out resin and have but having a fun and frustrating time. I looks wonderful, but I want something different with my new style (not just the square we are all use to). So I will keep you informed on my progress with this.......FUN!!

This one is a morph between art work from http://www.artvision.etsy.com/ and http://www.madart.etsy.com/ PLEASE go and check them out!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tree Sap Massage Candle (not real tree sap)

Well I am really starting something new that I am really excited about..........

I am making ALL NATURAL Tree Sap Massage Candles, what is that you ask???
It is a massage candle that is ALL NATURAL hand harvested from the trees that grow in the Elemental Forrest.

These candles are made to melt at such a low tempature that once a puddle has formed you blow out the flame and use the "tree sap" puddle to rub into....well any where that needs a little TLC (back rubs, elbows, feet, full body rub downs, cuticles, anywhere).

I have many different scents to choice from so PLEASE head over to etsy or artfire and check them out!! If you mention that you read about it here than I will give you a offer of BOGO 50% off the second one.

What a GREAT treat for you or anyone else!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Well I was taking a walk in the Elemental Forrest when I heard the strangest sound coming from a small bog just under a huge twisty bog tree and there they were the funniest little critters, kinda a mix of a frog and well I don't know what else. The sound they make is like a low blurb that drags on and on......

I don't know much more about them right now, but I can't wait to get to know them better :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Crizz of the Fire Clan

Well nothing really new on my end....
I listed a new little guy named Crizz he has a lot of translucent in him with reds, it makes him look like he is glowing when held to the light!

My daughter Ariana is now sculpting things: Here is Slither the Pencil Holder and is listed under http://www.purely4fun.etsy.com/ 50% of the selling price will go to a charity of Ariana's choice..... maybe she will take after her mother :)
THANKS for looking!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Polymer Clay for a Cause

Some of you may know and some may not, but I run a charity store on etsy in my daughter, Cortney's, memory.
We are getting close to making our 3rd donation and I am planning on donating to:

http://www.freearts.org/ "ART HEALS!"Free Arts for Abused Children has been delivering on our philosophy that "ART HEALS!" for more than 30 years!
Many GREAT artists have donated to my store and I want it to be known:

PLEASE help spread the word about this and maybe we can get some great sells........


Monday, July 27, 2009

My Challenge Entry.....

This is my PCAGOE Mixed Media Challenge entry....... I used every thing but the kitchen sink :)

I have 3 layers of clay, wire, paint, texturizer, faux grass, peacock feathers, coffee grounds, a seed pod and a little metal snail :) It is set up to be a wall hanging.

PLEASE go and vote for me (or someone else if you think they did better - not) at

http://www.pcagoe.com/ anytime after the 1st!! Close up!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Something new....

OK I have been saying for some time now that I will have something new for you.....Well...again not what I was planning but I want to share!

My daughter Ariana has started to make recycled plain notebooks to raise money for charities. Any other art work she comes up with also be posted. So I opened a store for her on etsy PLEASE go and check it out :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Not more Tweerbs......

I will start off by saying that I will no longer keep ElementalForrest on etsy running.....all the critters will be moving back to the Forrest with the Dragons at http://www.elementaldragons.etsy.com/

It was to hard to keep two store going and nobody was going to the new one, I have such a great following on my Dragons site that I figured it was all the better :)

As for the Tweerbs:
I have been having so much fun making this funny (OK stupidish) looking critters that I have two more coming. The scary thing is that I think they have been talking and then they both turned and ran away as fast as a Tweerb can move......I caught it all with photos..... Go Tweerb Go!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


These little critters are one of my favorites....
They have such a dopey look to them that I can't help but laugh every time I make one (I know that bad of me).

Look at my dog, GOZER, and you will know that is the kind of things I like!!
HE HE HE!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


As stated in my last blog, I opened a new etsy store for all of the Elemental Critters that live in the forrest with my dragons.......

Well, I made some Cherpells


Please go and read all about them on http://www.elementalforrest.etsy.com/


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Elemental Forrest

Well I told you I would have something new.....this probably isn't what you expected (and it isn't what I thought it would be either) but I have made a NEW etsy store for just my Elemental Critters http://www.elementalforrest.esty.com/ it is still under construction, but very soon all of my critters will live here and my dragons will be on their own original site!
Feel free to good and check it out (any suggestions/comments are very welcome).
I am working on something totally out of my ball park and hopefully within a couple of days I can show you something totally new (or a total mess up)!
HAPPY and SAFE 4th!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

New Dragons.....

Well I have finally listed two new dragons....

Rusty of the Water Clan on Artfire


Jammi of the Gems Clan on Etsy
Nothing that special about either of these (except for being one of my Elemental Dragons) :)

I must say lately I really have not been into the crafting mood, actually that is a lie. I have been in the crafting mood in my head, but it seems the second I have a moment of free time (aka: the kids are asleep) all I want to do is sit down and veg......
I have many many ideas, just not the energy to follow thru...............any help out there would be wonderful :)
Take Care and next time I will promise to have something new (maybe that will help me get up and do something)!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Polymer Cafe.......

Well I received my new Polymer Cafe today and as usual I can't wait to get home and read it all.......
cruising right along I come to this page with these two wonderful dragons and as I am admiring how cute they are I realize they are mine :)
I have a whole page in the mag with two of my Elemental Dragons on it - YIPPEE!!!!
I think I am getting my name out there......

Just had to write it down!!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

National Geographic.....

I know you are wondering what National Geographic has to do with claying...well....I have always wanted to do a kind of portrait out of clay (a scene of some kind). One of my friends sent this e-mail to me of National Geographic photos of the year, in them is one of (I will assume here) a lizards eyes and it is so breath taking for me I think it will be the photo that I will make into clay. I am telling all of you about this for then I will be accountable and feel bad if I don't ever do it (like so many of my ideas end up lost forever in my head)......

Here is the photo:
If you would like me to forward the e-mail to you, with all of the photos, just send me a note with your e-mail address :)
Take Care and Happy Crafting!!
And if it fits: HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

I received the One Lovely Blog Award from Eugena at http://www.eugenascreations.blogspot.com/. I hope you will take a moment to visit her blog, not only does she have wonderful art but she has tutorials on how to make your own (one of my weaknesses).

Here are the rules:

*Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

*Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

*Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award....

And here are my 15 newly-discovered lovely blogs (not in any particular order):

Polymer Clay Chameleon blog

Please check them out.......


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Not much to say......

Sorry to my followers here.....I really have not done much in the last week with clay :( Not that I didn't want to, but the kids were sick (strep) and even though I was not the sick one it sure does take alot out of a person.

I was informed yesterday that I was featured in Linda Peterson's blog (myself and my guild - Mile High Polymer Clay Guild) so I will link to that and you can go and see me and many of my dragons.........exciting!!!

Take Care!! This was one of my very first clay creations, he brings a funny smile to my face everytime I look at him :) I actually think I did really good for my first try - toot toot!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Coope of the Earth Clan

Coope is a experimental little fella......


I started out in my normal fashion of making my dragons (which you can purchase the PDF's on How to make your own on ETSY and Artfire - my plug :) OK back to Coope......I purchase this fuzzy stuff called Fleck sometime back and really didn't know what I was going to do with it, so I mixed quite a bit into the clay, with the idea (in my head) that a kinda fuzzy dragon would be born. Well the fleck seemed to just disappeared into the clay, so I figured I would rub some on this little dragons back and try to make it stick to his "skin" to make a fuzzy dragon - nope! All this did was make it so NO other clay would stick to he, in turn little Coope here has NO scales (Sorry). I baked him as is and then decided this might be a good time to try out this new metal paint I got from http://www.polyclayplay.com/ and decorate him with that and this is what turned out..... He has found some kind of seed pod to hold! I am still not sure what I am going to do with the fleck, but this turned out to be a lesson in what not to do :)

A little Dragon Family :)

Coope has not been officially listed yet, but I think I will put him on Artfire!
THANKS for reading and feed back is ALWAYS welcome!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Some MORE Mud Heads.....

I still am not sure what I am going to do with these fun little heads, but I am having so much fun playing with making them (and that is what matters, right??)
So here are my new ones....... He was made of black clay and then used the metallic alcohol ink and it made this wonderful metal look to him. This ink acts different than the others, it seems to be thicker and the metallic sits in the ink and swirls around (doesn't dry as fast) so being that I am impatient I hit it with the heat gun and that seemed to work just fine. I like him, but anything metallic and I like it :) He was warm (about 15 min. out of the oven) when I put the ink on.

Next is one that I made with translucent premo clay and then piping hot from the oven hit with reds and orange ink and let me warn you about this one...THE INK SPLATTERS OFF...almost as if it is boiling instantly and hit my leg, pants and don't tell my hubby but the floor (Shhhh)! But what turned out was really neat..... This little one looks just like glass/plastic. I took another photo up to my window, I hope one of them will show you what he really looks like..... I think that one does a good job!! He would be really cool to try to make him into a window hanging. I am going to play around more with this technique but next time I will use more protection :) I might try to paint his face so that it pops more, but wow I like what happened!!

So until next time...THANKS for reading!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mud Head Tribe

Well here goes...the experimentation of clay and alcohol ink

You already saw my first attempt and I like him but this next little guy was totally covered in a dark color (terracotta) and was left for days, when I went to see what had turned out, I didn't like how dark he was so I took the bottle of alcohol and splashed his whole face and rubbed a little and this is what came out...... He looks sad and very "Eeyore like".

This one I am not sure what I was thinking when I made his face...but anyways...he is a mix of yellows and orange colors and then we I felt that the alcohol ink was right I airbrushed him with a orange/red color and what came out was this..... He looks sunburned, but then again he kinda looks like the sun :)
I also finished working on some that I did when the clay (white, black and translucent) was hot and that produced some really interesting effect and I will talked about them next time for I still have get them their photo shot......
One problem I now face, and any comments are welcome, what do I do with them???? I was thinking a brooch or magnet but I am not sure if that would sell :)
THANKS for reading!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Re-listed Dragons NEEDING HOMES!!!

I have had to re-list 3 of my dragons on etsy this weekend so I figured I would use this opportunity to plead their cases.......

First is Knitcell of the Sky Clan He is an original Elemental dragon and is unusual for I really don't make many dark colored dragons (people don't seem to like them as much) so poor little Knittcell is just sitting around with a sad look on his face waiting for a home.....

Second is Tussle of the Gems Clan She is also one of the original Dragons. I am very surprised that she is still with me. She is a lovely purple swirled color and as one of my favorite set of wings (my favorite colors - a purplish/blueish hue). Tussle does have a "grumpy" look to her face but I think she would loosen up once she finds a home :)

Last but not least is Dudlee of the Earth Clan.....OH Dudlee he has such a sweet dorky look to his face. He is made of very earthy colors and he likes to hide and blend in to his surrounding........I have lost him a few times, but he is such a loving dragon he also comes home for some loveies.....

Well that is my case for these three, hopefully someone out there will open up their home to a sweet little dragon :) and if you purchase one of these dragons and mention that you read this blog in the notes I will refund you 25% off the purchase price.......

I have many new faces and played alot with the alcohol inks in the last couple of days so that will probably be my next blog hope you tune in and follow my findings!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Alcohol Ink Guy......

I hope you all had a drier Memorial Day than Colorado did........all rain!
I am sorry it has been some time since my last post, no excuse, just being lazy :)
But I have been playing with Alcohol Inks in the last couple of days (the last Polymer Cafe has help with getting this going again). This is my first attempt.....I like him (I do my own faces, without moulds).
I tried to control the ink and where the colors go. This was mistake number one when working with the alcohol inks, they go where they want to go :) But I did find out that they are somewhat forgiving in that using a watercolor fill able pen and (I filled it with alcohol) and a fine mist sprayer with alcohol is also very handy, you can control it somewhat and you can remove most of it with alcohol and paper towel if you need to. The ink will work into the crevasses and stain some there, but for the most part you can remove it from your baked clay. In Polymer Cafe they liked using it on warm from the oven clay, I don't have the time (kids kinda ruin that part) so he was colored on cooled clay. It was stated that the colors come out totally different on warm clay???
I have also antiqued this little guy with a brown color. I am not sure what I am going to do with him, pin or magnet?? I have not sealed him yet, but thinking that alcohol will totally wash the color off, I will assume that a good sealant is needed.
I am very HAPPY with what I created and I think the possibilities are just opening up........
(if you didn't know, they are 24 NEW colors of alcohol inks :)
Maybe a Rainbow Drip Dragon...........
THANKS and until next time!

To keep me on my toes in my blog I would like to add:
If you catch me not blogging for 1 week (with out some notice and or a very good reason) I will offer the first one to tell me and free dragon of your choice or the PDF's to make a dragon of your own!! :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ginz of the Water Clan - DREAM GUARDIAN


DREAM GUARDIANS are a newly discovered group of dragons. They have been around for 100's of years learning and preparing to become dream guardians. They carry a tiny bottle which has a small paper in it. The owner of a dream guardian then writes (if you are unable to write on it, it is said that if you stare at the paper and think of your dream it will magically be transfer ed into the fibers of the paper) a dream on the paper, doesn't have to be for the owner, can be for anyone! Your Dream Guardian Dragon will then take you dream to the place that dreams go......

These little dragons are the made the same way as my original dragons, but in theory, they are much older and carry a glass bottle with them instead of a staff.

Ginz was a trial dragon with a new glitter called "sugar" I wasn't sure if it would melt or bleed it's color in the clay. Well it turns out, it looks just like regular glitter mixed in clay :) Ginz is a very cute light blue pearl color with pink scales and ears, I have sprinkled blue fairy dust (aka: pearl-ex) on her scales and ears...not sure if I like the look this way, I think I need to be more precise in where I put my pearl-ex otherwise it kinda just looks messy...

Ginz is for sell on ETSY if she is calling to come live in your home :)

Thanks for reading!!


The Seven Clans

Forrest Clan
They are known to be laid back but territorial of their Forrest. They have developed a game like tag, which they enjoy playing alot. When not playing they will sit in the trees and just watch everything else that is going on around them.

Water Clan
They are known to be playful and very intelligent although they like to pull pranks on the other clans. The Water Clan loves to play with all of the other clans although the Fire Clan does not like them much. Ironically most of the Water Clan can't swim very well.

Earth Clan
They are known to be a wise, kind and caring clan. Earth Dragons will do anything to help any other creature. They are one of the oldest clans and have the name "The Healers".

Fire Clan
They are known as the "Bad Boys" of the clans. Fire Clan likes to push the limits and does not like to take advice from any other dragons. They are known trouble makers.

Sky Clan
They are known to have a in-charge personality and have been labeled as snobbish. They like to float around with an "I don't care" attitude. They do seem to be a kind clan when needed, although they tend to only hang out with other Sky Clan.

Celestial Clan
They are a very majestic clan and they are the oldest clan known. They are said to have mystical powers. The Celestial Clan are mentors to all other clans but they have trouble with the Fire Clan.

Gems Clan
Not much is known about them for they are a mysterious and shy clan. They will hide from any who come near, although they seem to be very friendly. There is a myth that anyone that comes upon one will be granted the "Luck of the Dragon"

Elemental Buddies

Elemental Buddies are little creatures that live within the Forrest with the Dragons. Sometimes they are what we would consider as normal animals (such as turtle, lizards, birds, etc.) and sometimes they are exotic and unusual creatures. They all have their own story and they are all still Elemental!!

**What ELSE lives in the forrest???

**PEBBLEONIANs...They are the "listeners" of the Elemental Forrest. Only the best of the best little pebbles are choosen to grow into a Pebbleonian. They live along the mountain range on the edge of the Forrest, and it is said that when any Elemental Forrest critters needs a friend just to listen to them, they would travel to the Pebbleonians. They are old (in human terms) and very wise, but they don't have much to say, they just listen.

**CHERPELLs...A small bird like critter with a very long feather tail (at least it is long for their body size). They have a small golden pad like foot that they can hop with.

**TROLLGONs...Trollish dragonish like critters that enjoy just curling around a tree (although they do OK in the cages also) and just watching what you are doing.

**SNETTLEs...Very small snail like creatures, who make very good pets (for children and adults - great at work). They are easy to care for a little food, water and love and they are good to go. They very much just want a home.

**BOOBALINGs...Small crab like critters that enjoy crawling around, they do need to be caged or you may never see them again. Very curious little ones.

**TRUPHELLs....These exotic little creatures boing about the forrest floor following their snout in search of delicious morsels. They don't seem to be the smartest or most graceful of critters, but they are very amusing to sit around and watch.

**TWEERBs....These happy little turtle like creatures are slow moving, kinda clumsy critters. Who like to hang out in groups for they are very social.Tweerbs make great friends with any other Elemental Buddies.

**MUD HEADs... is the original dwellers of the forrest. They were stumbled upon not to long ago, so not much is known about the tribe. Information will be giving as it is discovered.