18 April 2017

Wild Life Inspiration

Photo Credits: Animal Adventure Park, Harpursville, NY.
Usually at this time of year, a certain bunny rabbit soaks up a big basket of publicity.  This year (Ha!), bunny had some fierce competition for the spotlight. One very special giraffe, April, gave birth to her new baby boy at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. If you've been following this most audacious pregnancy, the payoff came when the whole world (or at least a few million of us) watched on livestream as April delivered her Baby Boy Giraffe. It was spectacular. If you are interested in the details, Baby weighed in at 129 pounds and stood 5 feet 9 inches when he eventually found his wobbly little legs. Mother and Baby are doing well*. 

To celebrate the birth, I went to the pcPolyzine tutorial archives, and snagged our Wild Life Wine Cup Candle project. The tutorial, by Deirdre Woodward Sanders, originally appeared in the January 2002 issue. As always, the tutorial is free and you are encouraged to share the link with your clay pals.

Sorry, BunBun, better luck next year.

*Program note: Just before this blogpost was published, the official website for April the Giraffe was pulled due to April suffering a minor leg injury. According to zoo personnel and April's veterinarian, the twisted ankle is not out of the ordinary and she is expected to be just fine. In the meantime, you can watch the birth on April's YT channel YouTube video.

01 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017


Wishing you a new year filled with peace, prosperity, and polymer clay.