|Cynthia Tinapple and Blair Davis|
|Cynthia shares her idea collector book during show and tell.|
Cynthia curates the blog about what's new and interesting in polymer clay. Polymer Clay Daily brings to the public eye the creations of the best and brightest polymer stars, as well as amazing artists tucked in far off corners of the world that most of us would never come across on our own. On her blog and in her personal life, Cynthia is deeply interested in others, and in other cultures, and has traveled many places, including Nepal and a charity she has close ties to there, Sammunat. This organization helps women who are facing domestic abuse find both safety and financial independence. If you click that link, you'll find many beautiful items made by these Nepalese women, including wonderful polymer beaded jewelry.
|Cynthia, always the enthusiast, admires Nona's floral scarf. Her own creation is in her hand, a lovely geometric in gorgeous shades of fresh mossy greens, apricot, and plum.|
Cynthia made this trip to France with her husband, Blair Davis. He didn't take the class (Dayle Doroshow's Capturing Ancient France, mixed media journaling, at La Cascade), but joined us on our excursions, though not in our on-the-road renditions of the Best of Broadway. He may not belt out show tunes, but Blair does have both a practical manner, and creative flair, not to mention plenty of height to reach the top shelves in any store, so all that combined with a kind nature made him perfectly appreciated in the gaggle of girls.
|Cynthia leading the way off of the mountainside, while Blair suggests alternate routes? No idea actually what we were looking at, but isn't this setting just behind La Cascade lovely?|
The next village over from Durfort is Soreze, and that's where we found these charming wood cut-outs, and the posters explaining them...
Cynthia took one of these as her inspiration for her dashing cadet...
|Cadet doll by Cynthia Tinapple.|
|Cynthia is either admiring the waterfalls, or checking Blair's progress on a gardening project he undertook while we played with clay.|