Snow crazy……

Snowman are a favorite of mine.  I love their down to earth, simple, yet complex aura.  They exude such warmth in spite of their cool exterior, don’t cha think?  Approachable, oh heck yeah.  Loveable, no doubt.  Hug-able, unquestioningly yes!  Oh, and let’s not forget how much fun they are.  I have painted my fair share of snowmen over the years.  There are 3 molds that I have painted so many times because I just love them and I love to give them to those who appreciate them.

This snowman has dual duties, not only does it sit and look adorable but, you can hide candy or other treasures inside.  It is a two piece “Bloomer Snowman” from one of my favorite mold companies, Dona’s.

bloomersnowmanstartedSo far, I have his shoes and hat painted in a textured hunter green glaze and his face has its prerequisite coats.  I will matt glazed his “snow” parts, I don’t want them to be too shiny.  The inside is also glazed so that it is food safe.  Now to get it fired so I can really get down to the fun stuff!

The beauty of this mold is that there are several different seasonal tops to go with the bloomer bottoms, I think I have 4 of them.  Naturally, I have never made them interchangeable.  Too much fun to detail out the bloomers for each season.  I will show you what I mean soon……………. Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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