Why I need this newsgroup!

Why I need this newsgroup!

Post by md.. » Tue, 12 Nov 1996 04:00:00



     After reading posting after posting re: covering pens, I finally
tried it.  I used a Papermate Flex-Grip, covered it with cane slices,
baked it (removing the ink cartridge of course) and got a great looking
pen!  Bursting with pride, and thinking I had come across a great stocking
stuffer to sell, I showed my creation to my DH.  He took one look at the
pen,then at me, shook his head, and smiled.  He thinks I've totally lost
it!!
I'm so grateful that I have this newsgroup to talk to!
Dora from RI
PS  My husband really is a sweet guy, and quite supportive (although maybe
a little jealous!) of my polymer obsession ; he built some terrific
displays for me to hang necklaces on for craft shows.  The dear man simply
does not possess an artistic bone in his body!

 
 
 

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Post by beaunos » Tue, 12 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Hey Dora,
        Remind him of his reaction when the $$$ starts coming in. <VBG> Mine
had the same reaction when I said something about lighter covers and
look at Flo (rolling in the dough). Showed him her post about how
successful that was. He immediately admitted that he was clueless. (I
kinda enjoyed that more than $$). Now standard disclaimer that he is
supportive, yada yada yada (he really is!) Good luck with your pens!

Lory in NC

Quote:

>      After reading posting after posting re: covering pens, I finally
> tried it.  I used a Papermate Flex-Grip, covered it with cane slices,
> baked it (removing the ink cartridge of course) and got a great looking
> pen!  Bursting with pride, and thinking I had come across a great stocking
> stuffer to sell, I showed my creation to my DH.  He took one look at the
> pen,then at me, shook his head, and smiled.  He thinks I've totally lost
> it!!
> I'm so grateful that I have this newsgroup to talk to!
> Dora from RI
> PS  My husband really is a sweet guy, and quite supportive (although maybe
> a little jealous!) of my polymer obsession ; he built some terrific
> displays for me to hang necklaces on for craft shows.  The dear man simply
> does not possess an artistic bone in his body!


 
 
 

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Post by Sandra J. Bea » Tue, 12 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>     After reading posting after posting re: covering pens, I finally
>tried it.  I used a Papermate Flex-Grip, covered it with cane slices,
>baked it (removing the ink cartridge of course) and got a great looking
>pen!  Bursting with pride, and thinking I had come across a great
>stocking
>stuffer to sell, I showed my creation to my DH.  He took one look at the
>pen,then at me, shook his head, and smiled.  He thinks I've totally lost
>it!!
>I'm so grateful that I have this newsgroup to talk to!
>Dora from RI
>PS  My husband really is a sweet guy, and quite supportive (although
>maybe
>a little jealous!) of my polymer obsession ; he built some terrific
>displays for me to hang necklaces on for craft shows.  The dear man
>simply
>does not possess an artistic bone in his body!

Dora...my husband is a twin to yours.  Not only that...he also isn't
into computers (he CAN find the solitare board<g>)  Thus, when I first
went on line and made all sorts of new friends I KNOW he was jealous.
He kept telling me it wasn't healthy to keep avoiding "real life" for
the computer.
REAL LIFE???  Who did he think I was talking to .....the Easter Bunny??
He has since seen the light, however, and especially likes it when a
new ideas gotten "from the computer" actually translates into $$.  <g>

Sandra Beach

 
 
 

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Post by shanean.. » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00


I have made up a bunch of pens to use at my shows. They are navy blue
solid color with CFC gold stars random all over. This is my background for
the angels and they are fun to loan a customer writing a check.

Shane

 
 
 

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Post by polyart.. » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
Beach) writes:
>Dora...my husband is a twin to yours.  Not only that...he also isn't
>into computers (he CAN find the solitare board<g>)  Thus, when I first
>went on line and made all sorts of new friends I KNOW he was jealous.
>He kept telling me it wasn't healthy to keep avoiding "real life" for
>the computer.

   Add my husband to this list.  But, he couldn't find Solitare because
he'd never get that close to a mouse.  He thinks if he touches a key, the
thing will bite his finger off!  During my weekly two-hour chat duties, he
just pouts, knowing my typing is connecting to other people.
   But, fortunately, he's always been supportive of my art.  In fact, this
morning I sent for the Marxit tool, blades and a clay gun pusher.  Since I
only get "out" on Sundays, I just write down exactly what I need from
Michaels and he gets it after work.

Susan in AZ

 
 
 

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Post by caneb.. » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
Beach) writes:
>He kept telling me it wasn't healthy to keep avoiding "real life" for
>the computer.
>REAL LIFE???  Who did he think I was talking to .....the Easter Bunny??

You mean you all AREN'T the Easter Bunny??????  Damn.  I thought I finally
knew what I was doing....

Juli

 
 
 

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Post by Sandra J. Bea » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>J.
>Beach) writes:
>>He kept telling me it wasn't healthy to keep avoiding "real life" for
>>the computer.
>>REAL LIFE???  Who did he think I was talking to .....the Easter Bunny??
>You mean you all AREN'T the Easter Bunny??????  Damn.  I thought I
>finally
>knew what I was doing....
>Juli

well...maybe you are! rotflmbo....

Sandra Beach

 
 
 

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Post by ka.. » Sat, 16 Nov 1996 04:00:00


    > pen!  Bursting with pride, and thinking I had come across a great stocking
    > stuffer to sell, I showed my creation to my DH.  He took one look at the
    > pen,then at me, shook his head, and smiled.  He thinks I've totally lost
    > it!!
When I was big into the pens a month or two ago - my DH picked up one after
another and looked at them... then shook his head and said, "No offense honey,
but who would really WANT one..."  LOL!

I'll show him - our sale is the next two Sundays...

katie... bursting with pride... Yeah!!!

 
 
 

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Post by Eileen C. McDonou » Mon, 18 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>     After reading posting after posting re: covering pens, I finally
>tried it.  I used a Papermate Flex-Grip,

[snip]

I'm not very computer literate; but I've done some writing and my DH
set up my computer out of spare parts. His server went"west" for a
month so he signed mine up with a new internet server; and got me
hooked. I'd just about given up my clay play because I knew more than
the stores around here. (They send people with questions to me.)
But since reading this group I realize that I know almost nothing and
I've been selling dolls of clay for over fif*** years.
I need this group as a sounding board to keep me on track. Thanks.