Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kerin Gale's book blog hop tour

So on my previous post (here), I told you about Kerin's book tour. I am #16 on the book tour. I've hope you've had fun hopping to different blogs, seeing the various arts using AVES epoxy clay and leaving your comments to win some fabulous prizes!

here's a brief recap:

Mixed media artist Kerin Gale has published a wonderful book; Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams; Mixed Media Projects in Epoxy Clay by North Light Books. A collaborative artist at heart, Kerin has put together a blog hop book tour with a variety of mixed media artists participating on their blogs. Everyday you can visit a new blog and read their posts relating to the book and how they’ve used epoxy clay in their art. The Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams tour begins May 1st and concludes May 22nd. Every blog will have prizes (see list below) in addition to their own giveaway (if they choose). All you have to do is leave comments in the blogs you hop too to be eligible to win a prize.

here's the other participating blogs in case you are just joining in:

May 1
Kerin Gale
Remnants of Olde:

May 2
Alicia Caudle
Altered Bits:

May 3
Lesley Venable
Flatwoods Folk Art:

May 4
Christine Lehto
Lilly Bug Studio:

May 5
Seth Apter
The Altered Page:

May 6
Nancy Perennec
Little Bit Wired:

May 7
Jen Cushman
ICE Queen Zine:

May 8
Happy Mother’s Day!

May 9
Beth Robinson
Strange Dolls:

May 10
Brenda Schweder
Brenda Schweder Jewelry:

May 11
Esther Verschoor
Vanessie Art Dolls:

May 12
Kecia Deveny
Lemoncholy’s Flight of Fancy:

May 13
Rachel Whetzel
A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal:

May 14
Shannon LeVart

May 15
Marlaine Verhelst
Marlaine Verhelst Art Dolls:

May 16
Lisa Jurist
Mud Hound Studio:

May 17
Michelle Bernard
Yesterday’s Trash:

May 18
Kerin Gale
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson feature:

May 19
Facebook Party!
Apoxie Clay & Epoxy Clays Page:!/home.php?sk=group_158159677562761



here are the prizes. all you have to do is leave a comment here and you are eligible to be entered to win a prize (including my giveaway)
Kerin teaches online workshops on how to work with epoxy clay, so here is some info for you in case you want to give it a try. Book & Online Workshop Bundles - special pricing of $5 off. All you need to do is put in the name of my blog when checking out through Paypal and you will receive the $5 back.

A) Resin Clay Pendants Workshop + Book = $35 + shipping (only $30 for blog hoppers)

B) Vintage Gentleman Workshop + Book = $40 + shipping (only $35 for blog hoppers)

C) Both Workshops + Book = $70 + shipping (only $65 for blog hoppers)


here's a list of the prizes:

1) One Aves Power Pack (selection of their most popular formulas) from

2) Fluid Chalks Online Workshop by Lesley Venable on her The Art Of Altering site which features many other awesome online workshops

3) Two Digital Collage Sheets by Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits. You can see her very unique and cool collection here.

4) Sample pack of Silputty 40 silicone putty mold mix from Silpak.

5) 1 OZ ICE Resin and a mixed metal bezel from ICE Resin


6) Grand Prizes For Book Reviews*

Any reader that writes a review ~ however short or long~ of Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams on before July 31, 2011 and sends an email with the title “Inspired Remnants Review” to will be entered in a drawing to win one of these prizes. Please note that your honest opinion is wanted on this review.

1) The art piece featured on the cover of the book, “Sacred Totem”

2) Power Pack plus extra Fixit Sculpt clay from Aves Studio

3) Frozen Charlotte Doll with digital tutorial “How To Crackle Charlottes” from Alicia Caudle

4) Resin Clay Pendants online workshop by Kerin Gale

5) Vintage Gentleman online workshop by Kerin Gale

6) Choice of any one workshop being taught by Kerin and Charley at Art Is You retreat in Petaluma, CA. The registration fee and workshop cost are both waived.

7) One copy each of Jen Cushman's book, Explore, Create, Resinate and Susan Lenart-Kazmer's book, Making Connections plus ICE Resin and a selection of bezels

* Please note prizes include shipping to U.S. addresses only.


So now that i've told you the fine print, I wanted to show you some projects that I have made using AVES epoxy clay (the product she uses in her book!) It's a very versatile product and it's uses are endless!


I always have fun working this clay. Usually when i mix a batch, I have leftover clay, so i will make these cute little birdies with the excess.


Now for the best part- as part of the book tour to celebrate Kerin's new book, I'm giving away this necklace, below, (my blog only) that I create using AVES epoxy clay. Again, just leave me a comment and i'll enter you into the drawing.


  1. Those necklaces are precious. Love the little china head girl on the sparkly heart.


  2. Wow, I am blown away by the many opportunities to win something fabulous. I cant wait to try this clay. And a book review sounds like fun too! Love your necklace give away! Thanks!

  3. Your whimsical necklaces are precious. This blog hop/book tour is fabulous. Learning so many fantastic thing when using apoxie, Thanks for sharing

  4. Kecia, as always, love love love your work! This necklace is so whimsical and lovely..please enter me to win. I can't wait to try apoxie and see where it leads me...thanks, Joyce (

  5. Kecia you and your work are truly amazing!! Nice to know what products you use! Thanks for sharing!
    Colleen Peck

  6. Damn Girlfriend, you're work just gets more incredible with every piece I see! I love your use of the clay very different, yet so "Kecia". Beautiful, Beautiful, you are an inspiration.
    Di Russell-Horn

  7. I love how I have found so many new artists doing amazing things with apoxie!
    Your jewelry pieces are incredible, love your dolls, they are so special!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Oh Kecia! I knew you'd have some fabulous art to share today but even knowing how cool and creative you are I am just blown away by these. This just goes to show yet again how very many (oh so charming) possibilities there are. Just awesome!!! Thanks so much for being a part of the tour.

  9. love love love your pieces.....but then you know i love your work!!! xox

  10. another great stop on the tour. Loving the apoxie creations. Off to share this with my local art group.

  11. These are great! I can't get over all of the amazing things you can do with this stuff and am so glad for the opportunity to see so many amazing artist through this blog tour.

  12. Love your necklaces and love this book tour too!

  13. WOW, just love your necklaces, thanks for sharing them on the Blog tour. I am inspired to go searching through my drawers of treasured bits that I've been collecting and mix up some apoxie and start creating. Thanks

  14. Very inspiring, love your craft and I am still enjoying this tour so much I do not think I want it to end! Thanks!

  15. Thank you for sharing.Your necklaces are very lovely.

  16. I love the little bird! I haven't purchased any of the apoxy clay yet but I can't wait to get some and start practicing.
    Your necklaces are great. I enjoy coming to your site and seeing the new and different ones you have made.

  17. cool necklace - very generous giveaway! Love how you made the bird, too!

  18. I love all of your pieces! Great use for clay for the little birdies!

  19. Your pieces are so unique and have such a magical quality to them. I'm so looking forward to getting my hands on this book and learning more about this clay.

  20. very cool necklaces....hope to win!

  21. I am loving the blog hop and I am thrilled to have met your blog. I make jewelry so your has been one of my favorite stops. I love the little bird you made, so cute and your necklaces are just lovely.
    Shannon C

  22. I don't qualify for a prize as I'm in Canada, but as I'm part of the tour too I couldn't not stop by and see your work! I love your unique pieces and have enjoyed hopping about your blog. What a wonderful read!!

  23. hello miss kecia. what a fantastically fabulous post. i love all of your uses of apoxie clay -- and love the product and the book! isn't this stuff wonderful!! your necklace is so very sweet -- a generous gift to whomever your lucky winner is.

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  25. Both your blog and your creations are lovely. I am enjoying all the different blogs on this blog hop - so inspiring!!! Thank you.

  26. I'm so Lovin all the samples made with this amazing clay, Can't wait to try it. Darling pendants, would Love to be entered for your sweet necklace!

  27. The pendants are stunning. Please drop my name in the hat.

    eiggam44 at yahoo dot com

  28. Hey Kecia,

    Nicely done... great products to use for sure. Hope you enjoyed your beach escape!

  29. Those little birds that you make from your extra clay are so cute!

  30. I just learned about this book and this special clay. I'd never even heard of it before. I'm already blown away by all I've seen so far. But I'm totally in LOVE with your necklace. Thanks for allowing me to enter your contest.

  31. I love the style of your pieces, the combinations you use, the fun, just gorgeous all mixed up together! I can't wait to try some of that clay. Completely inspired by the book. Loved every page of it. Too awesome! Your blog is absolutely fabulous too!

  32. Thank you for participating in this fun blog hop. Your work is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  33. Great tour, great artists, great fun. This blog hop is of the best I’ve ever been on! Your work is fabulous...I love all of your creations!
    Gaby xo

  34. Love your mixed media necklaces! Thanks for showing them. please enter me in this great event!

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