16 August 2012

In Memory of Mieko Takahashi Shull and Lucia Gulino

This year we lost 2 members of the EtsyMetalClay team, Mieko Takahashi Shull and Lucia Gulino. Members of the team have created 2 beautiful charm bracelets to honour their memory and to raise money for their individual charities.

The proceeds will be split 50/50 between World Vision, Mieko's favourite charity and an art scholorship in Lucia's name.

The EtsyMetalClay team is a close knit, international group of artists who share their love of all things metal clay.  We are selling raffle tickets for a chance to win the bracelets and tickets are $5 dollars each.
Please visit the EtsyMetalClay blog to participate and for more details.

Bracelet 1

Bracelet 2

6 August 2012

EtsyMetal blog carnival 6/8/12 "The Five Senses"

Welcome to the EtsyMetal blog carnival
Blog carnival is about a group of our members sharing their experience on
a common topic: "The Five Senses"

I think it's quite hard to describe the 5 senses, we just take them for granted I think...

Taste is probably my favourite, as I love to eat! When I was at college I studied cooking for 3 years which was a lot of fun.  I love to cook and I love to bake and I try and do it as much as possible although my waistline probably wishes I didn't love it so much.

Smell, what would we do without it, has it's good sides and it's bad sides but I am glad that I can definitely smell! Some of my favourite smells are freshly cut grass, new born babies, thyme, fresh flowers, cinnamon and vanilla.

Hearing and sight, I always used to think about what I would choose if I could only have one of these, I think my choice would be sight.  That way I could still see the world, still work with my hands making my jewellery and cake toppers and still see my beautiful family.

Touch is important, without it we wouldn't know if something was hot or cold, if we were in pain or not and pain receptors are probably the most important.  Apparently we have more pain receptors than any other, sometimes I wish this wasn't true :)
Without touch, blind people wouldn't be able to read braille so for some people touch can be the most important.

They say if you lose one sense another sense is heightened.  I for one am definitely grateful that I have all of mine.
Check out what other EtsyMetal participants have to say about the subject