Tuesday, 22 November 2011


We at Earth Rewound understand saving a buck or two.
CYBER MONDAY is the first monday Following black Friday. Monday the 27 we are holding a 50% off sale... yes you read that correctly 50 percent.

Because we love our clients we are also offering this sale towards.
CUSTOM ORDERS. Now is the chance to order what you want. Listings will be announced on BLACK FRIDAY.

Please no orders until MIDNIGHT of black friday we are giving YOU this extra time to place custom orders. Please remember all items save for lines are one of a kind. Each item is of limited quantity
We will not hold items.
We will not offer express shipping with this type of sale.
Happy shopping.

Live Laugh Love Recycle.
Earth Rewound Team.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

5 Tips For aspiring wire artists

I am not pro but I like to take pride in m work. I think its fairly good some some tips I have learned are now for you. Shuuussssh Don't tell anyone;)

1) Invest in good pliers and snips
It really is worth the investment. I made the mistake in the start of using poor quality and it destroyed what could have been good work.

Some stores over charge on wire. Give a few shops a try first.

3) Make your own needles.
If you need a double strand of wire make your own needle not only will it fit the bead your working with or part. You wont be caught stuck needing a needle on the chance you do not have one. This also leaves you chance to work better with glass beads. They shatter easily.

4) DO not seal your wire
I am serious do not seal it in any type of acrylic, Gel, Spray, Glue. You can ruin the copper then you are right at the start.

5) Wrap TIGHT.

I know how painful it is on the hands. But wrap as tightly as you can. Not only are you ensuring long lasting life it makes it look better. Pull with pliers to make it even tighter. always use extra.

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Hello Everyone.

So I would like to announce some BIG news.

My store is OPEN and to celebrate we are having a HUGE contest.

Head on over to www.earthrewound.ca To learn more and enter. Click the tab on the top right named "Contest"

Much love The Mom

Sunday, 23 October 2011

They never told me I would Realize What I wanted to do

By encountering a real life situation.

I was planning on attending school come January to become an Administrative Medical Office Assistant.
I thought this would be perfect for me. I had thought of social work over the years and my larger than life heart I thought would lead me wrong.
I get attached easily, I open the door for too many, I want to save the world. I also wear my heart on my sleeve.

With that being said I felt that getting into social work would lead to heart ache caused by getting too attached to the client. However I had  a realization last week that I can indeed get attached with out getting too attached to someone, What I did made me very proud.

I was on the bus and a woman came on she appeared to be in her 30's. Clearly intoxicated beyond control Everyone thought she was a "Loser" "drunk" or "Sick" I knew the signs as soon as I looked at her. Her eyes held pain and I knew she needed help but I wont lie I was afraid to even talk to her, Not knowing what she was on or how she would react I started watching her. Realizing the eyes she was giving people where that of pain and wanting help.

I got off the bus at the subway station and listened to her stumbling about I started thinking of how guilty it was of me and how I could not let her get near the tracks if she could not keep her balance I was afraid of her falling over. Getting killed was a major possibility with her. Given that she could not walk straight and kept falling over. I waited at the bottom of the escalator and decided to take my chances and approach her.

I touched her arm gently and said
"Are you alright"
She sneered and said "What the F**K do you care"
I replied with "I care because you are human as am I and we should help each other"
She started crying and collapsed on me
So I guided her to a bench and asked her what she was on
Her eyes rolled back and she said "Herion and she said you know you are the first to care... and ask "are you ok ""
I was immediately alarmed but kept calm and asked her how much did you take
She told me not enough I then knew she was not going to OD In the middle of my speaking with her as she was shaking ready for her next "Hit".

I started talking to her deeply about life and my history and just asked her
"Is this worth it"
She said "No, I have a 5 year old daughter I think shes starting to know"

We got coffee and in the span of half an hour I convinced her that permitting as I will not force her I will go with her and support her and take her to rehabilitation.
After talking some more she said
"Yes but will it hurt "
I said"Of course but a week of hell is worth  a life of happiness with your daughter, Do you want your 5 year old to have to bury her Mother or be proud of what her Mother overcame?"
She said "I want her to be proud"

With more talking we made our way into down town and I escorted her into as I kept calling it sanctuary. She after speaking with nurses admitted her self with my help into a one year locked rehabilitation. She will not be able to leave the institution for half a year  to one year pending recovery. I also called her mother and tied up the loose ends regarding her daughter and offered to remain in Let's call her "K" for short, Life to help her in this hard time as her sponsor but nothing more .

I am really proud of her firstly for doing this. The first step is indeed the hardest. And I am proud of my self for being able to do this and not get fully attached.
With this being said I am changing my career path to Drug addiction and Mental health Psychiatrist / Counselor/Social worker. I feel this is the right choice.

Many people have turned to me over the years and feel I am easy to trust and talk to perhaps it is my no bullshit mentality? Or perhaps I am raw and real I have battled addiction , I have been homeless , I have built an empire and lost it, I am truly human I am me nothing more nothing less nor do I feel the need to be.

Signing off for now
The Mom

Friday, 21 October 2011

They never told me how to make Fruit leather

I found this great recipe for fruit leather I want to try it with pineapple then add nuts when done cooking <3 yum

<3 The Mom

  • 1
    Core, peel and slice a bushel of red apples and place them in a large stock pot.
  • 2
    Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to the pot. Cover and boil until it resembles apple sauce.
  • 3
    Reduce the heat and simmer another 45 minutes.
  • 4
    Spray your baking sheets with cooking spray and spread the contents of the pot onto the sheets.
  • 5
    Place the baking sheets in a 140- to 150-degree oven. It takes 10 to 12 hours to dry the apple leather for your edible underwear.
  • 6
    Lay out your apple leather on plastic wrap to prevent it from sticking to your countertops. Lay another piece of plastic wrap over the top to keep it clean until your ready cut it.

They never told me about this drink

You will need a juicer.

2 Cups Califlower Leaves
1/2 Cup fresh Ginger

1 Clove Garlic
Half Lemon Rind and all

1/2 Cup grapes
1 bunch of Spinach FRESH

Juice it and drink it SO good for you and actually tastes very good

They never told me one person could make my day awesome

 I was having a rather. Shitty  , Terrible, Dragging.

Ok just plain garbage morning. Walking to the Doctors as my whole household is sick. A man came out of the mall just looked at me the man and the girl and said

" What beautiful people, One love , One love."

I pondered that "One love" line for a split second and beamed I said "You are as well".

Frankly he turned my crap-tacular day into something awesome. With that very simple gesture Sir if you happen to peruse the internet and see this I want to say thank you.
You brought up my day immensely and I appreciate that.

Where I am getting with this post is we as brothers and sisters very much so need to remember that we are all bound by this planet called "Earth". Unanimously bound by cosmic forces we will never understand. We need to treat one another better Do not glare if someone looks at you, Smile compliment, Small things like this go so very far.

Much Love , One Love

The Mom

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

They never told me just how much I would need

Compiled here is a list of dietary needs for Vegans. I got this off of this amazing Vegan Based site
 My last two posts came from two different sites no copy-write infringement is meant trying to share the word thank you .
That being said This may be helpful to some.
Nutrient Recommendations for Vegans

Vitamin B12 
Vitamin B12 Recommendations: Follow one of these dose regimens.
2 Doses per Day
Daily Dose
2 Doses per Week
0 - 5 mos0.4n/an/a n/a
6 - 11 mos0.40.4 - 15 - 20 200
1 - 3 yrs0.90.8 - 1.510 - 40 375
4 - 8 yrs1.21 - 213 - 50 500
9 - 13 yrs1.81.5 - 2.520 - 75 750
14+ yrs2.42 - 3.525 - 100 1000
pregnancy2.62.5 - 425 - 100 1000
lactation2.82.5 - 430 - 100 1000
n/a - Not applicable. Infants should be receiving breast milk or commercial formula which contains the necessary amounts of vitamin B12.

Amounts much larger than these are considered safe, but it's probably best not to take more than twice the recommended amounts.


Vitamin B12 Recommendations: Follow one of these dose regimens.
2 Doses per Day
Daily Dose
2 Doses per Week
0 - 5 mos0.4n/an/a n/a
6 - 11 mos0.40.4 - 15 - 20 200
1 - 3 yrs0.90.8 - 1.510 - 40 375
4 - 8 yrs1.21 - 213 - 50 500
9 - 13 yrs1.81.5 - 2.520 - 75 750
14+ yrs2.42 - 3.525 - 100 1000
pregnancy2.62.5 - 425 - 100 1000
lactation2.82.5 - 430 - 100 1000
n/a - Not applicable. Infants should be receiving breast milk or commercial formula which contains the necessary amounts of vitamin B12.

Amounts much larger than these are considered safe, but it's probably best not to take more than twice the recommended amounts.


700 - 1000 mg (i.e., 3 servings of high-calcium foods or supplements).
Vitamin D

  1. DHA Supplement - sources
    • Under 60 years old: 200 - 300 mg every 2-3 days
    • 60+ years old: 200 - 300 mg per day
  2. Do not prepare food with oils high in omega-6 such as corn, soy, safflower, sunflower, most vegetable oil blends (typically labelled "vegetable oil") and sesame oil. Instead, use low omega-6 oils like olive, avocado, peanut, or canola. Only cook canola under low heat and for short periods.
  3. Add 0.5 g of uncooked ALA to your diet daily (see chart). This would be the equivalent of:
    1/5 oz English* walnuts (3 halves)
    1/4 tsp of flaxseed oil
    1 tsp of canola oil
    1 tsp ground flaxseeds
    *English walnuts are the typical walnuts for sale in grocery stores. They are distinct from black walnuts.


75 - 150 mcg every few days

 Vitamin A

900 RAEb for men; 700 RAE for women
Good sources: carrot juice, kale, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, carrots, cantaloupe


2 - 3 servings of high lysine foods which include:

  • legumes - 1/2 cup cooked
    • peanuts (1/4 cup)
    • beans - garbanzos, kidney, pinto, navy
    • lentils
    • peas - split or green
    • soyfoods - edamame, tofu, tempeh, soy milk (1 cup), soy meats (3 oz)
  • quinoa - 1 cup cooked
  • pistachios - 1/4 cup


Cross-sectional studies have found similar rates of iron deficiency anemia in vegetarians as in meat-eaters. Anecdotally, vegan men and non-menstruating women do not have much difficulty getting or absorbing enough iron, but vegan menstruating women sometimes do. Iron tips:
  • Eat foods high in vitamin C at meals to significantly increase iron absorption - citrus fruits, strawberries, green leafy vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, swiss chard, brussel sprouts), bell peppers (yellow, red, and green), and cauliflower.
  • Do not drink coffee, or black or green tea, with meals; they inhibit iron absorption. Herbal tea is okay. 


Good sources are legumes, nuts, seeds, oatmeal, bread, tempeh, miso, multivitamin or zinc supplement.

Whole grains
≥ 2 - 3 servings of 1 cup cooked

Green leafy vegetables
 ≥ 2 servings of 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw

≥ 1 serving of 1/4 cup whole nuts or 2 tbsp nut butters

≥ 2 servings of 1 medium fresh fruit or 1 cup cooked or cut-up fruit (whichever is larger), 1 cup fruit juice, or 1/4 cup dried fruit

aIn foods, B12 is measured in micrograms (aka "µg" or "mcg"). 1,000 µg = 1 mg. | bThe vitamin A content of foods is now stated as retinol activity equivalents (RAE). 

They never told me all of the signs of certain deficiencies


This may help people


 To learn more 


Vitamin B12
Confusion, irritability, low energy, inability to concentrate, extreme muscle fatigue, apathy, tingling and numbness in extremities, dementia, possible paralysis
B12 fortified foods (e.g., soymilk, ricemilk, cereal, etc.)
Daily supplements
Injection (in cases of deficiency or absorption problems)
RedStar Nutritional Yeast
3 mcg
Vitamin D Bone loss and fractures (becoming more evident over time). Rickets in severe cases. Direct sunlight exposure.
Fortified soy and grain milks. Supplements.
5 to 15 mcg (although recent studies are suggesting megadoses of 100 mcg)
Calcium Osteoporosis. Poor blood clotting, nerve transmission, and muscle contraction. Hypertension (high blood pressure). Seaweeds, nuts, seeds, beans, okra, blackstrap molasses, oranges, dandelion leaves, rutabaga and leafy greens (those low in oxalate). Amount needed will vary for each person.  Roughly 1000 mg are needed by those aged 19 to 50.
Iodine Thyroid problems (including hypothyroidism) which, in turn, affect brain function and general organ function. Deficiency is extremely detrimental to a growing fetus. Kelp and some other seaweeds. Iodized salt. Iodine supplements (best to take a whey-free kelp supplement) 150 mcg
(200 mcg during pregnancy).
Be careful of excessive intake
Iron Eventual symptoms of anaemia will develop, including exhaustion, irritability, lethargy, and headaches. Dried fruits, whole grains (including wholemeal bread), nuts, green leafy vegetables, seeds and pulses. Also iron-fortified cereals, enriched bread, pasta, rice, soybeans, chickpeas, parsley, watercress, edible seaweeds and blackstrap molasses. Cooking with ironware. 14.4 mg on average for adults although may be up to 32.4 mg if pregnant, smoking or heavily menstruating.
Magnesium Wide ranging, some symptoms include: muscle tension and soreness, constipation, urinary spasms, menstrual cramps, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, numbness, and tingling. Magnesium deficiency is thought to play a role in a very long list of illnesses including heart disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and migraines. Greens, nuts, seeds, unrefined grains, legumes, fruit. Between 310 mg and 420 mg.
Zinc Slow physical growth, poor appetite, hair loss and reduced ability to taste. Whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts (sprouting, roasting, soaking and fermenting help to increase absorbability). Fortified foods such as grain and soy milks. 8 mg for women, 11 mg for men although some suggest up to 15 mg (careful though, excessive quantities can be harmful).
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-6s and Omega-3s) Poor wound healing, obesity, cancer, attention deficit disorder, inability to concentrate, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, depression, dry and itchy skin, brittle hair and nails, joint pain Omega 6 ~ sunflower seeds, safflower, hemp, grape seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, butternuts, corn, soybeans
Omega 3 ~ seaweeds, microalgae flax seeds, hemp seeds, canola seeds, walnuts, butternuts, soybeans, dark green leafy vegetables. NB a vegan DHA supplement may be the best way to ensure proper EFA ratios
The ratio between Omega-6 and Omega-3 is actually as critical as the overall quantity. Recommended ratios vary from 1:1 to 10:1 (Omega-6:3).

They never told me about Sweet potato energizing soup "stew"

 Dear soup lover

1 cup sweet potato puree
3 T. Ghee Vegetarian
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/8 t. curry powder
Dash nutmeg
1 t. salt
3 T. flour
1 quart (4 cups) So milk or "not cream"
2 Veggie cubes stock flavor In large saucepan melt margerine or GHEE  and sauté onion until tender.  Add spices and salt; stir.  Mix in flour.  Gradually add soy milk  and bouillon cubes.  Cook and stir until slightly thickened.  Stir in sweet potato puree.  Simmer just until hot, stirring constantly.  Pour into blender and blend until smooth.  Return to heat if necessary
about 2 cups worth of mixed nuts
1 cup dried fruit
1 brick Tofu cut into small cubes
Garnish with raw anise

<3 The mom

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

They never told me the day I make the switch I would dream about bacon

I dreamt about heaps of bacon last night and woke up wanting to puke

So to battle this I am making Vegan friendly english muffins

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar or raw
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1/4 cup melted shortening Ghee ( i used)
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Warm the "milk" in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in the sugar, stirring until dissolved. Let cool until lukewarm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the "milk", yeast mixture, shortening and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add salt and rest of flour, or enough to make a soft dough. Knead. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise.
  3. Punch down. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut rounds with biscuit cutter, drinking glass, or empty tuna sized  can. Sprinkle waxed paper with cornmeal and set the rounds on this to rise. Dust tops of muffins with cornmeal also. Cover and let rise 1/2 hour.
  4. Heat greased griddle. Cook muffins on griddle about 10 minutes on each side on medium heat. Keep baked muffins in a warm oven until all have been cooked. Allow to cool and place in plastic bags for storage. To use, split and toast. Great with orange butter, or cream cheese and jam.

Monday, 17 October 2011

They never told me I would love Raw Food Salads

I made this amazing Vegan Vegetarian Friendly Salad for dinner...


I made a lemon Basil dressing  from scratch VERY good

Fennel Seeds 
1/2 cup 
(vitamin C, fibers, manganese, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin B3)


1/2 cup
Protein Amino acids

1/2 Cup
Copper  Magnesium Tryptophan Phosphorous and calories

1/2 Cup

Pumpkin seeds 
1/2 Cup
manganese magnesium iron copper zinc vitamin K protein and Calories 

sunflower Seeds
1/2 Cup
seeds Vitamin E  Vitamin B1 Manganese magnesium Copper selenium vitamin B5 Folate

Soy nuts  
1 cup
(protein) molybdenum  protein iron omega three fatty acids dietary fiber vitamin K B2
potassium (they have almost all of the other ingredients facts too )

about 5 large Grapes chopped up

Leaves1 cup
Vitamin C,Vitamin K,Folate,Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6,Tyrptophane, Omega 3 Fatty Acid, Manganese,
Vitamin B5 Potassium , Protien ,Phosphorus , Vitamin b2, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Vitamin B3 Calories

1 cup
Vitamin K,A C B2 E Zinc Iron among others already named

They never told me I would secretly be afraid of becoming Vegan

II I am on an adventure to become Vegan. 
I am not making the girl do this FYI She can choose when she is older. 
Me and the man have been changing our diet's over the last few months, We have just decided we may as well go full Vegan ( whilst still remaining ANTI PETA ). I am prepared for the possibility of a B12 deficiency but I am prepared to supplement. I will be blogging about this daily with my recipes and discovery.

Today's menu

Chili and Tamales

Chili Non Carne  <--- See what I did there?

1 Large onion chopped
2-3 Cloves of Garlic

2 Tins of chopped tomatoes 400g

2 sticks of celery

Squeeze of tomato puree

1 teaspoon of chilli powder or chopped fresh chilli (or to taste)

1 teaspoon of ground cumin

Dash of Worcester sauce (secret)

1 pinch of cinnamon (secret)

Sprinkle of salt and pepper

1-2 Chopped red peppers

2 tin of drained kidney beans about 800g (Protein)

1 cup Soy beans (iron)

1 cup Okra cut very fine (calcium)
1 small piece of DARK chocolate or sprinkle of cacao power (secret) I use abueleto Mexican hot chocolate bricks 

1 small bunch of fresh coriander and

Use a large pan (probably the largest you have) with a nice lid.

Fry Onion and Garlic until light brown  with your choice I use Vegan Ghee from A Indian Supermarket
Add all dry spices and Seasoning stir well coating everything
Add all the Vegetables Then add Beans
Add chopped Tomatoes and reduce heat to low Stir well adding Tomato Puree to Thicken as needed and the Worcester Sauce Leave to simmer for one hour with Lid AJAR
Add Remaining items or extra if you like Cook until suited to your taste but I would suggest do not over cook Vegetables

Tamales Con The Mom
This is a super simple basic Tamale recipe with NO MEAT

I do not use Corn husks as they are far too over priced here, At 9 dollars a bag and waste I do not want. So I am using plastic Tamale Wrappers that are reusable.
Now all recipes I have ever found call for unreal amounts of ingredients for large amounts ... I have a family of three So I improvised until it tasted good, and bang I make enough for us to have two each adult and one for the girl

Stuffing Now most call for pork I use beans <3 Yummy beans
one medium can mixed beans
  Half Teaspoon salt (or less )
  Half large Onion, coarsely chopped
  1 Large Garlic clove
  3 whole Pepper corn roughly ground
  Quarter  teaspoon  whole cumin seeds
  Quarter teaspoon Mexican oregano
  Quarter teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1/3 teaspoon black pepper
  Quarter teaspoon paprika

Cook beans with one tea spoon of oil or Ghee *vegan*
Add all ingredients now if you have a processor or blender this works even better add all ingredients when cool to machine and turn into paste or chunky ISH mix 

2-3 Cups Masa Tamale Corn Flour
1/4  tablespoons paprika
salt to taste tablespoons salt
1/3 tablespoons chili powder
1/3  tablespoons garlic powder OR TO TASTE
Ghee 3 Tea spoon OR 2 oil
2 cups Vegetable broth

In a large bowl (and I mean a very large bowl),
Using clean hands, work the dry ingredients together, mixing well so that you don’t end up with clumps of spices (this wouldn’t taste too good, and the rest of the Masa would not be seasoned well).
Once you have the Masa flour and the other dry ingredients well combined, add the oil or ghee all at once. 
Continue to work this with your hands, mixing the oil or ghee into the dry ingredients. Once this is distributed well, begin adding the warm  broth, little by little . Keep mixing, and adding broth, until your Masa is the consistency of paste or peanut butter. You will probably be using both hands before you get to this point. NOTE: You may need to add more Masa mix, or more liquid as you are mixing so you obtain the right consistency.  

you can use parchment paper also cut long triangles to resemble husks place a fairly good layer of tamale paste then add filling rolling from one edge to create a cylinder effect. Steam tamales
steam them for TWO HOURS 
as a side dish I will be serving spinach salad
This is a day long adventure. GOOD LUCK 

Love The Mom 

    Wednesday, 24 August 2011

    A breif stop in the comical blog to send love to Goderich

    Unfortunately, last Sunday My fiance's Home town of Goderich, ON. was ravaged by an F3 Tornado. Environment Canada says the initial rating of the tornado indicates that it was “...a high end Fujita scale 2 - (winds up to 240 km/h) - or low end Fujita scale three" (winds near 250 km/h). 

    I am sorry to report one causualty of the storm. My heart goes out to Normand Laberge, his wife and Family. Laberge was 61 years of age and working in the Sifto Salt mine shipping boom when the tornado struck. The Salt mine was crippled in the destructive path of the tornado.

    37 minor injuries have been reported. I hope the figure remains this way , The tornado Tore into town heading towards the Courthouse Square [downtown Goderich] Ripping roofs off of homes and destroying many entirely in its path. The Courthouse park ( I refer to as "the circle" ) has been utterly devestated to say the least ... Some buisnesses are gone and quite a few apartments in the upper floors of the square and surrounding streets.

    I heard about the forming tornado just moments before it was to touch down. Frankly I've never felt a fear like I had during that 2 hour wait. Downed power and obstructed communication to family and friends leaving many residents and family from out of town in panic. The first call i received was from Kimberly owner of Monster Kookies. I featured her as a local artist on this blog not too long ago. I was relieved to hear that her entire family and fiancé are safe! The next call was of concern as people where missing ... Third, My fiancés mother called to say she was safe, but could not find his brother, who was found half a hour [that felt like an eternity] later.

    Huron County quickly sprang into action receiving staggering amounts of help from construction workers to people opening their homes, offering beds, showers and food.  donations have been given (and continue to mound) from clothes to food to cash. The provincial government has pledged $5 million to help clean the home that was dubbed "the prettiest town in Canada".

    I've donated jewellery to a recenty organized benefit auction. These pieces are made from stones and fossils gathered in the Goderich's St. Christopher's beach or assenbled using pieces from Goderich thrift stores. 100% of the revenue areto help raise funds for the families left with nothing after this horrible storm. I can not even begin to thank the stars that no one else was hurt. If you would like to help out this small town you can do so in a number of ways but please remember NO ONE CAN ENTER TOWN there are numerous gas leaks and it is under a state of emergency.

    United Way is running a cash donation link. There is also the benefit auction, bids are being placed as we speak. These items are donated, the proceeds go directly to the community, so pick up a nice gift for someone and help tornado victims in the process!

    Below are links to the auction and a very touching video made showcasing the damage 

    Auction - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=238862876157805

    Information on people and where you can leave donations

    Sunday, 10 July 2011

    Entry Five

    They never told me I would meet so many talented artists! That being said, I have decided that once a month  I will showcase a talented local artist to encourage fair trade ethics and support local talent. This is a call to arms for all local artsists no MATTER THE MEDIUM let me see your art and you may be featured!

    I have the absolute privelage of knowing our first featured artist. She is Kimberly Hart Of...

                         Kim continues to astound fans alike with her insanely accurate attention to detail.
    You can see examples of this below

     This cake is no bigger than the first digit of my thumb. At first glance I thought it was much larger. Kimberly is mainly known for her industrial heart collection, ( featured in1000 Steampunk Creations by Dr. Grymm, Pages 38, 39 & 40. ) but continues to create, never finding her self lost for an idea. Whether it be pill (or tentacle) coated cup cakes, sugar skulls, tiny little treats, or replicas of sea monsters and toys of yesteryear, there is a fresh take on sculpture, culture and art.
    She has mastered-and in fact exceeded-standard talents, taking polymyer clay and making it her eternal bitch. She creates pieces that could only come of her own twisted mind and methods. To say she is just a clay artist would be such a gross understatement as comparing Van Gogh works to scribbles.


     Kim never over charges. I'm sure I'm not the only one that can admire that. I have a personal collection of a few items from her , Brain hair clips for the girl and this ring that I ADORE and almost always wear, based off Alice in wonderland "Painting the roses red" 

     She has also collaborated with other artists, creating some of the most phenomenal pieces of I've ever seen.  "I've been working with a very talented woodcarving artist named T.J. McDermott of Freeport, Maine making a few jellyfish for him to use in his amazing wood carvings. He created this fish, and I am just blown away by it!" Check out his work, here: http://tjmcdermott.com/"    
    The Octopus is by her.

     With that being said I have the privelage of sharing with you a interview I fired her way
    Followed by some photos of her amazing art and links to her site!

    "What made you start working with clay?"

    "I was looking for a new medium to work with- Something interesting and new. When I found polymer clay many many years ago, I didn't like it. I stashed it away in a drawer, But then I returned to it years later and had a whole new appreciation for it."

    "Do you do other types of art?"

    "Yes, I like to draw and cartoon... and paint and play with pastels, mostly. I also like to paint with coffee - it's fun!"

    Do you sell them?

    "Nope - all of them are fairly personal to me. So I either keep them or just give them away to folks that I like. I don't sell them, though."

    What is your favourite piece you have made?

    "I don't really have one. I like everything that I have made, honestly. If I absolutely had to choose, though, it would probably be my Mechanical Birdie, Bulova... or Nutmeg."

    "Who is your favourite artist local/underground/famous, and why?"

    "As much as I create a lot of artwork, I don't get a lot of time to appreciate other peoples art. But I really wish I did! Because I love looking at artwork. I can just stand there and stare at it for hours - especially painters and mixed medium artists."

    "Do you belive in fair trade? Why?"

    "I don't know much about fair trade, but from what I actually know about it seems like it is good, however there is a bit of criticism about it on the opposing side that I haven't looked into so far. So until I do my research in the matter, I can't say whether I support it or not. Based on what I know so far, though, I do support it."

    What aspiring things do you do when you aren't creating?

    "Oh goodness. I practically have no life outside of my artwork, to be honest. I make gelato and chocolate to get away from my clayspace once in awhile and to be in the outside world. I really enjoy drinking tea and making all sorts of tasty food, though. It's nice to get away from the clay and think about something else once in awhile."

    "Pick a colour"

    Purple. :)

    "The dreaded question everyone asks... What tips or advice would you give to beginners for poly clay ?"

    "I would say to go out and grab a sample pack or grab a colour from each of the polymer clay brands to really get a feel for it. It's good to know which brand works best with you. As soon as you find your brand, go ahead and get a few more colours. Read some books or go online. Educate yourself on new techniques. Experiment. Play around. If it doesn't work, roll the clay up and try again. :) Practice makes perfect!"

    "If you had to recreate one piece you made every day for the rest of your l ife what one would you recreate and why ?"

    "If I had to recreate one piece for the rest of my life, I would surely go crazy. Hahah! I do something called scrap metal pendants, and they are all different but slightly similar - I could do those all day and never get sick of them."

    "Who inspires you in the clay community?"

    "Mandarin Moon (Chris Kapono) (http://mandarinmoon.deviantart.com/) I love her use of textures! And I also love Clay Lindo (Tamra Kohl) - http://claylindo.com/ I LOVE her Day of the Dead scenes - they are so intricate and full of funny details."

    "What do you love creating the most?"

    "My Industrial themed stuff, mostly. Like my mechanical birdies, especially. I want to make them more intricate and detailed over time..."

    "What inspires you in general?"

    "Everything. Inspiration comes from the strangest places, sometimes. I get caught off guard, actually... because it can be very spontaneous."

    "Favorite qoute?"

    "I don't think I have one, but as of recently I heard  Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein." and it made me smile. I really like that one."

    If you can not purchase online but MUST get your own Monster creation go to the international FAN EXPO  and see Kim her self  In Artist Alley. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Aug 25-28

    Happy Creating

    The Mom 

    You can find this artist at any of the links below
    DeviantArt: http://www.monsterkookies.deviantart.com/
    Etsy: http://www.monsterkookies.etsy.com/
    Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/monsterkookies/
    Website: http://www.monsterkookies.com/
    Blog: http://www.monsterkookies.blogspot.com/

    Saturday, 9 July 2011

    Entry Four PHOTO DAY

    Saturday is photo day. I hope you have enjoyed this collection all shot in Georgian bay Ontario. The fireworks where done with long exposure each shot was taken in front of black sky The bright hues are caused by Long exposure