Touchstone Creations

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Art Blog

On this blog, I share pictures of the pieces I create for my TouchstoneCreations shop at, as well as some of those I'm working on and those that might never make it that far. I include lots of photos and blogging about work in progress and thoughts about my artistic endeavors.

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Posted by Julie Benner on January 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (136)


Cardinals are in this month, I guess. My very first sales ever, one from Etsy and one to my cousin via facebook, were both cardinals. My cousin bought the pair of tiny cardinal earrings for a Valentine's Day present for his wife. Very sweet. The Etsy purchase was a fat little cardinal figurine that a man bought for his wife's birthday.



Today I had to figure out how to package and ship them both. It was a happy chore. I gift-wrapped both pieces in red paper with a tiny silver bow.



Unfortunately, by the time I got the packages addressed and ready to go, it was five minutes after 5:00 p.m., and the Post Office was closed. I will have to mail them first thing tomorrow morning. Next time it should be easier.



By next time too, I want to have a supply of boxes on hand, little boxes for the piece itself, and bigger ones for shipping. I would like to have a stamp made with the Touchstone Creations logo on it so the inner boxes will be marked with my shop name. Perhaps I will make the stamp myself out of polymer clay.

Red Fox

Posted by Julie Benner on January 10, 2013 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I am excited about this one, as it is my first successful mammal figurine. The few cats and dogs I've done so far (not many, I admit) have been somewhat flawed. This one I like, and I am happy to say that it has been sold. I have written another blog post about my Napping Fox, which came later.


Crow Trio

Posted by Julie Benner on January 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (42)

The trio of crows I finished today. I'm wondering if I should change the design of this blog to a photo blog.



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