Author Archives: designbycyn

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 designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!

All things Beatles….

On May 18th, this year, Sirius Radio premiered the “Beatles Channel”.  All I could think of was, “It’s about bloody time!”. (now all I need to be in heaven is a Queen Channel, lol)  Well, I immediately programmed the Beatles … Continue reading

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Doppelganger….

Just thought I’d share this event that recently happened.  I had just returned home after staying with my Mom while she convalesced after out patient surgery.  Steven took me out to lunch at our favorite burger joint.  We were so … Continue reading

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Thank You!…..

All the very nice comments sent to my email by wordpress have drawn me back to write.  Time has flown by these last couple months.  The old adage is true, “The older you get, the faster time flies”.  Never realizing … Continue reading

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Owlisheous…..

This was so much fun to crochet!  I really thought it would be a bit larger with the amount of yarn I used!  Oh well, it is the perfect size for an adult lap blanket.  I thought that if it … Continue reading

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Bucket Check…..

Okay, I thought as I got older I would have MORE free time, not less.  I am busier today than I was while raising 3 young children, daycare for 5 under age of 5 kids, and working nights!  Seriously!  I … Continue reading

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Just a Little Honey…..

We are drowning in Northern California.  It has not stopped raining for more than a day at a time since early October.  Now if we were in Ireland, this would be so completely normal.  But, here in Sonoma County our … Continue reading

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Owlstanding…..

Okay, here’s the deal…… I was desperate to see how these owls looked all assembled.  So, I followed the directions and here is my first one.  I was not very happy with it.  It is not the white background, as … Continue reading

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