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I made this mixed media polymer clay plaque for Rachael Ray last year.  In the center is a picture of Rachael with her dog Isaboo.  I also put in some of the “words” Rachael uses such as sammies, yumo, EVOO and Cringe, Rachael’s husbands bands name.

I will be posting pictures, next week, of the party favors I am making for our Christmas party that will be this Saturday…I have  been busy, busy, busy!

Thanksgiving 2011

Google Earth never ceases to amaze me…I love this “earth” picture of our home.  Albeit a Fall photo, the pool is covered, I would still like to be basking in the sun and sitting by the pool, but I think I am going to have to wait a few months before I can do that!

I would like to take this time to wish all my family, friends and blog followers a blessed Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season.  May you be blessed with a bounty of friendship, love and happiness.  Thank you to all my  family, friends and acquaintances for your support, love and encouragement in my journey of art and life.  Peace to all.

VETERAN’S DAY 11-11-11

I would like to thank all the service men and women who have served our country to ensure lasting freedom.  We, as a country, owe them a resounding thank you!  “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  God bless America and all our service personnel.


Hello everyone… Kinzee here.  I am still basking in the glory of being a hero and saving my Mom’s life last week.  My Mom took this picture of me at Scusset Beach, right down the road from our cottage.  Notice how attentive I am at watching the tide go out…I am really quite stunning don’t you think?

Today the plumber is supposed to be putting in the new electric tankless hot water heater…we are going there Saturday to check things out.  So for now I will need a steady supply of cookies to keep me  in shape in case I need to warn them again of danger!  Being a Schnauzer is not an easy job…I need to be a watch dog, I need to be fed several times a day and now I have to be on gas leak alert.  Any contributions of cookies or treats from friends or anyone who hears of my plight would be appreciated. Please send cookies to me in care of:  Kinzee Krauchune, Liberty House, Shirley, MA.  Your contribution is tax deductible.

Domino book…

Recently I took an online class on making domino books…what fun!  I made this little domino book for Joyce, the manager at Fidelity Bank in Shirley.  She is always so helpful when I go to do my banking.  Joyce is also a very creative person and I thought she might like this little book to place at her desk at work.  The book-plate on the front cover has a piece cut out of an old dictionary with the words “banker”.   Of course Lady Liberty found her way into the works with the ribbon tie for the book.

I usually make magnets for our annual pool party using dominos so this was a nice diversion from the norm.

Kinzee our hero…

Yesterday Jan, Kinzee and I went to the Cape to check some work our carpenter was doing.  The weather was nice and the traffic was light.  Our usual routine is that once we get there Kinzee gets a cookie.  We opened the door and immediately thought the place smelled kinda funky…we attributed it to the wind storm and rain that hammered the Cape last Saturday.  I gave Kinzee her cookie…she ate the cookie, tucked her tail in and headed for the bathroom.  We followed her there and she was hiding next to the toilet and would not come out.  This is not normal behavior for her…so I picked her up and made her sit on my lap on the couch…she was shaking a little.  Then I started getting a headache and feeling a little sick…Jan said she thought she smelled gas…now we are both thinking this cannot be happening again!  I went outside and walked the dog…I looked at the propane tank and everything seemed ok outside.  While I was walking the dog, I called my realtor and told her about the smell and the odd behavior of Kinzee…she said “Pat leave now”!  Jan and I left and tried calling Amerigas on my cell phone but kept getting a busy signal.  I called my realtor and asked her to try calling them and I also called the plumber that installed the tankless hot water heater and told him about the smell.  He was supposed to be there later that day to remove the gas water heater and put in an electric one.

I got a call from the plumber later in the day when I was home…Amerigas went there with a “sniffer” and detected a propane leak from the internal unit, a manufacturers malfunction.  So he said that not only had he messed up before with a leak from the line, but this was not his fault.  He removed the unit and now we will have an electric tankless hot water system.  Next Spring, the wall furnace that is propane will be removed and we are going all electric…I have had it with propane!

So  our little Schnauzer with her own built-in “sniffer” knew something was not right and made us aware of impending danger.  Man oh man I love that dog!