Website update...

Website update...

Post by Barbara Foste » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Hi, folks!

Haven't been on the newsgroup in *ages*, so many of you may not remember me.
I was last seen in these parts almost two years ago just before the Dragon
Swap of 1999 was called, to be exact!  But it's always nice to know that I
can find old (and new!) friends with the same polyclay passions that *I*
have here!!  I'll be sure to try and get back more... at least more than I
have been *lately*!!

Anyway, thought I'd let folks know that my website has been updated.  I'm
still working on dragons, but most of 'em these days are *much* smaller than
the ones I made years ago (though they remain larger than the ones I sent to
the swap, too!).  *And* I've started making "full body" ones, as well!

The address is: http://home.att.net/~ntwadumela .  Take a look and let me
know what you think, please.

       Barb

 
 
 

Website update...

Post by Diane Blac » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Great dragons, onlays and instructions, Barbara!  (I already had the
instruction page in my links, but have added more).  

Some of the other pages I had trouble getting to (the dreaded This Page is
Unavailable), but sometimes I could get to a page by another of your links
 . . has this happened to anyone else? Are you still working on the links?

Diane B.
http://www.glassattic.com
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=107545

 
 
 

Website update...

Post by Barbara Foste » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00


No, we've finished with the update... must be server problems again!
Anybody else having problems getting to the pictures?  Let me know and I'll
tell Karl if you are so we can see what we can do on this end!

Thanks for the feedback, Diane!

          Barb


Quote:
> Great dragons, onlays and instructions, Barbara!  (I already had the

instruction page in my links, but have added more).
Quote:

> Some of the other pages I had trouble getting to (the dreaded This Page is

Unavailable), but sometimes I could get to a page by another of your links
. . has this happened to anyone else? Are you still working on the links?
Quote:

> Diane B.
> http://www.glassattic.com
> http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=107545

 
 
 

Website update...

Post by Beadl » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Barbara:
I am so impressed...you do truly gifted work...thoroughly enjoyed my visit
to your website...thank you for shaing ...Was wondering when I saw your name
if you were the Barbara Forster of Handy Hands. *G*

--

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Through Love and Crafts all at www.egroups.com
and say "That is just how I feel!"


Quote:
> Hi, folks!

> Haven't been on the newsgroup in *ages*, so many of you may not remember
me.
> I was last seen in these parts almost two years ago just before the Dragon
> Swap of 1999 was called, to be exact!  But it's always nice to know that I
> can find old (and new!) friends with the same polyclay passions that *I*
> have here!!  I'll be sure to try and get back more... at least more than I
> have been *lately*!!

> Anyway, thought I'd let folks know that my website has been updated.  I'm
> still working on dragons, but most of 'em these days are *much* smaller
than
> the ones I made years ago (though they remain larger than the ones I sent
to
> the swap, too!).  *And* I've started making "full body" ones, as well!

> The address is: http://home.att.net/~ntwadumela .  Take a look and let me
> know what you think, please.

>        Barb

 
 
 

Website update...

Post by Ann A. McGrat » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> still working on dragons, but most of 'em these days are *much* smaller than
> the ones I made years ago (though they remain larger than the ones I sent to
> the swap, too!).  *And* I've started making "full body" ones, as well!

> The address is: http://home.att.net/~ntwadumela .

Wonderful dragons!  I'm fond of dragons, too, but haven't made any of
poly-clay yet.  I still have to finish my leather dragon before I
start another one. *g*

I could not get page 3 of the "How to" to come up. *sniff*

--
Ann A. McGrath
aamcgrath (at) fast (dot) net
daBEADlady of Magpie's Nest, Easton, PA
Grandmother to Rose's daughter Michaela Margret Thompson
 8 lbs 11.5 oz, 20" tall, July 2, 2000

 
 
 

Website update...

Post by Barbara Foste » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I don't know what's going on with my server, folks... especially since those
"how to" pages *haven't* been updated in close to a year!!  Sorry you
couldn't get page 3, Ann.  The best thing I can suggest is keep trying... it
IS out there!  I've been able to access all pages of the site from my
laptop, but my husband had the same problem as you did from his work
computer.  He tried again later and it worked just fine.  Go figure!

Thank you for the compliment, as well!  I just finished my third full body
dragon... in about half the time it took to make the rest!  Okay, I know...
three weeks is still a lot of time.  But it's at least better than *six*
weeks!!

          Barb



Quote:
> Wonderful dragons!  I'm fond of dragons, too, but haven't made any of

poly-clay yet.  I still have to finish my leather dragon before I start
another one. *g*
Quote:

> I could not get page 3 of the "How to" to come up. *sniff*

> --
> Ann A. McGrath
> aamcgrath (at) fast (dot) net
> daBEADlady of Magpie's Nest, Easton, PA
> Grandmother to Rose's daughter Michaela Margret Thompson
>  8 lbs 11.5 oz, 20" tall, July 2, 2000

 
 
 

Website update...

Post by Shelly Crosse » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Barb,

I had the same problem. I click on a photo link and get the "page not
available" message; go back to where I came from, click on the link again
and the page comes up.

Shelly


Quote:
> No, we've finished with the update... must be server problems again!
> Anybody else having problems getting to the pictures?  Let me know and
I'll
> tell Karl if you are so we can see what we can do on this end!

> Thanks for the feedback, Diane!

>           Barb



> > Great dragons, onlays and instructions, Barbara!  (I already had the
> instruction page in my links, but have added more).

> > Some of the other pages I had trouble getting to (the dreaded This Page
is
> Unavailable), but sometimes I could get to a page by another of your links
> . . has this happened to anyone else? Are you still working on the links?

> > Diane B.
> > http://www.glassattic.com
> > http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=107545

 
 
 

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Post by S.J.Whyt » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Barb,

        WOW!  I was in the Great Dragon Swap with you and have one of your wonderful golden
swap dragons.  I always knew that when you finally decided to make the full-body
dragon sculpts that they would be outstanding, and these certainly are.  As always,
your dragons have such wonderful personalities.  I'm partial to making the friendly
rather than fierce dragons, too.  This is just the inspiration I need to get geared
up for the second Great Dragon Swap at the end of this year.
        Thanks so much for letting us know about your new work.

Sara Jane W in NC

 
 
 

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Post by Official Weredrago » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Awesome dragons!  Now I want to try, but I can't start any more
projects at the moment by parental decree.  (Mom's upset about
the mess my gryphon made... I wish she could read the cascading
desks thread...)

Bethany

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Post by Barbara Foste » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Another one, huh?  Sounds like fun!  Wish I could join you guys, but I'm
probably too late to get in by this time.  :^(  Somebody let me know when
you get the pictures up, I'd *love* to see 'em!!

         Barb


Quote:
> Barb,

> WOW!  I was in the Great Dragon Swap with you and have one of your

wonderful golden swap dragons.  I always knew that when you finally decided
to make the full-body dragon sculpts that they would be outstanding, and
these certainly are.  As always, your dragons have such wonderful
personalities.  I'm partial to making the friendly rather than fierce
dragons, too.  This is just the inspiration I need to get geared up for the
second Great Dragon Swap at the end of this year.
Quote:
> Thanks so much for letting us know about your new work.

> Sara Jane W in NC

 
 
 

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Post by Luna » Thu, 13 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Cool dragons! The whole gang had to gather round the moniter to take a look.
This is the kind of dragon I would llike to make some day... the more
realistic type rather than cute. Very well done, and I enjoyed your lessons
too!
Diana



Quote:
> Awesome dragons!  Now I want to try, but I can't start any more
> projects at the moment by parental decree.  (Mom's upset about
> the mess my gryphon made... I wish she could read the cascading
> desks thread...)

> Bethany

> -----------------------------------------------------------

> Got questions?  Get answers over the phone at Keen.com.
> Up to 100 minutes free!
> http://www.keen.com

 
 
 

Website update...

Post by Barbara Foste » Thu, 13 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Always glad to pass on the wealth!  Glad you enjoyed them!!

      Barb


Quote:
> Cool dragons! The whole gang had to gather round the moniter to take a

look.  This is the kind of dragon I would llike to make some day... the more
realistic type rather than cute. Very well done, and I enjoyed your lessons
too!
Quote:
> Diana



> > Awesome dragons!  Now I want to try, but I can't start any more
> > projects at the moment by parental decree.  (Mom's upset about
> > the mess my gryphon made... I wish she could read the cascading
> > desks thread...)

> > Bethany

> > -----------------------------------------------------------

> > Got questions?  Get answers over the phone at Keen.com.
> > Up to 100 minutes free!
> > http://www.keen.com

 
 
 

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Post by Kathy Alsberr » Mon, 17 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I am humbled is all I can say. I have had a long standing love affair
with dragons and these are wonderful !!!!!!!!! Great work

Kathy

"Come to the edge," he said. They said, "We are afraid."
"Come to the edge," he said. They came.
He pushed them, And they flew. - Guillaume Apallinaire

 
 
 

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Post by Barbara Foste » Mon, 17 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Oh, no "humbling," please!!  I'm more than certain you do good work on your
own items!  My only secret is a passionate love of my subject... and an
obsessive tendency when it comes to details (which can be a pain at times,
too)!

       Barb


Quote:
> I am humbled is all I can say. I have had a long standing love affair with

dragons and these are wonderful !!!!!!!!! Great work
Quote:

> Kathy

> "Come to the edge," he said. They said, "We are afraid."
> "Come to the edge," he said. They came.
> He pushed them, And they flew. - Guillaume Apallinaire

 
 
 

Website update...

Post by KleeB » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Barbara!  Good to see you!  (I am one of the very delighted owners of one of
your dragon busts from the Great Dragon Swap.)

Had a question for you--do you have any problems getting the scales to stick to
the body.  You say on your site that you bake frequently to keep from
mooshing--so the scales are unbaked but the body is baked as you are applying?

I recently tried pre-cooking some scales to add to an uncooked body for one of
my dragons.  Worked fairly well, but the little disk-scales popped out easily
if bumped, after baking.  I re-baked, using TLS to bond the loosened ones,
which worked ok.  As I was doing it, though, I thought of you.  "Barbara would
know," I said to myself.
 --Klee