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It’s the Little Things

Sometimes all it takes is an unexpected act of romance to show someone how much you care. A simple surprise that shows you were listening is not only an expression of love but a validation of how your partner feels … Continue reading

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Meet Julenisse, The Norwegian Santa

Typically, people believe that Santa lives in one of the Northern Scandinavian countries, as a matter of fact, you’ve probably heard he lives in Lapland. But despite his home being so close, Santa Claus is not a common Christmas icon … Continue reading

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My Little Elf . . .

Many years ago, and for a period of about 10 years, I created a gift line of wire-bodied resin elves. They were very popular during the Christmas season and my customers looked forward to adding new characters to their collection … Continue reading

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A Story About the “Mémère” Elf

Last November I posted photos of some Christmas elves I made. Not long afterwards I received a message from someone who was in a frenzy to get her hands on one particular elf I had shown that looked just like … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Sample Sale at Wall Candy Art Expo This Saturday!

Teaching is a big part of my life as an artist. I love sharing my techniques and introducing both young and old to the joys of 3D sculpting and polymer clay. My style of teaching is to work alongside my students … Continue reading

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The Quest for Mrs. Claus by Dawn Deme

It is my pleasure to introduce my guest writer, Dawn Deme, leader, editor and video producer at Villagers Media Productions in Toronto. On October 30,  2018, I found myself sitting in the Ottawa studio of Maria Saracino, working, at long-last, … Continue reading

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Happy Winter Solstice

Did you know that the tradition of bringing gifts in St. Nicholas’ name originated in France? At the beginning of the twelfth century, nuns began leaving gifts in secret at the houses of poor children on the eve of St. … Continue reading

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Christmas Nostalgia

Nostalgia is that emotion that stirs up memories from our past. It’s hard to describe the feeling of nostalgia, but you can’t miss it when you have it. The holidays, especially Christmas, stirs those nostalgic feelings more than any other … Continue reading

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Father Christmas as Art

When I first started working with polymer clay and creating figurative sculptures, my Father Christmas sculptures received a lot of attention and subsequently they became the main focus of my art. I paid my dues at Christmas gift shows and … Continue reading

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The Zampognari, A Christmas Tradition

Today’s snowy weather has put me in the Christmas mood, so I wanted to share a new commission I was asked to do. This is a photo of my Zampognaro sculpture. He stands approximately 22″ tall.  The Zampognaro is probably … Continue reading

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