August 28, 2016
    My Old Man Wows!

    I entered My Old Man at the Evergreen Fair (Monroe, WA) competitions under Sculptures, Fine Arts section and today, I found out that he got two ribbons: "First Place" and "Special Award!" Pretty cool!Seems like everybody won awards but it is still super cool that he has a nice big ribbon to affirm his awesomeness. […]

    August 20, 2016
    Saturday Inspiration: Lucy

    Today started out researching how to do a skinner blend. And in my mind's vague plans, possibly a simple cane after. Skinner blends and simple canes are probably two of the first things polymer clayers (or clayers as enthusiasts of this medium often refer to themselves... urm, ourselves), learn early. I didn't. I zoomed in […]

    June 3, 2016
    Cleaning Pasta Machines & the Bottles of Hope Challenge

    Have I mentioned that I joined the Northwest Polymer Clay Guild (NWPCG) early in the year? So many things are flying through my head, it's hard to catch a thread of thought. I actually looked up the Guild even before I got to the USA. Involving myself more in the art of polymer clay was one […]

    March 28, 2016
    Loving Fairy Doors

    Last year, I started looking more into this adorable world of Fairies. It's magic has certainly enthralled me. In December, I made a bunch of fairy doors to share the magic. Now, more unique and definitely one of a kind fairy door creations are available on my Etsy shop and in my website. And the ideas […]

    January 27, 2016
    Project Magic: Fairy Doors

    I was so excited to post these Winter projects but they were surprises so I couldn't reveal them before they were received. Now I've gotten word that they've been safely delivered, even as far as Germany so I can freely talk about them. As Christmas gifts to family, I made fairy doors. It was small, […]

    January 10, 2016

    Hi there! I want you all to meet Erbie, my new gardener - he loves plants, eats petals and just generally enjoys hanging around the shrubs everyday. He has those big flat fingers that helps him grab on to branches easily, big feet and toes for hanging on too, and he also has gliders to […]

    December 14, 2015
    Christmas is coming!

    My days since December stepped in are divided into making products for my Etsy shop and preparing for our early Christmas celebrations. So shop talk first. I've included Philippine folk art inspired Christmas tree ornaments to my offerings: painted red horses. These horses are usually seen during Christmas and town fiestas back in my tropical […]

    November 20, 2015
    Pinoy Santa

    Moonies or not, my Filipino Santa is done. I like his face enough not to just put this in the unfinished projects box even though he has those annoying moonies.Here he is, all painted and dressed. He is how I think a Filipino Santa will look wearing a traditional formal dress shirt called the barong […]

    November 16, 2015
    Weekend Project: Rag Doll

    To take a break from a bad case of moonies (you can see my post here), I switched to a different medium over the weekend. I made a soft doll with hypoallergenic filling, a Christmas gift for my niece.  My theme here is still Filipiana, so Pipay the rag doll, is wearing a bluegreen halter […]

    November 16, 2015
    Santa has the moonies

    More than three years ago, while still based in Dubai, I ordered Cernit, Living Doll, Super Sculpey and Paper Clay online. A lot of those made it back to the USA when I moved here. I have not had the chance to really use them till now so it's catching up time. But that also […]

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    My name's Ria and I welcome you to OrangeJar – my tiny corner in this vast digital world! Potter around and you will find my Creepylicious lines - macabre bottles and other items, Filipiniana-themed illustrations available in different gift forms, pet portraits, caricatures, sculpted art dolls and more. If you need Wordpress-based websites, hit me up too (have I said Jill of All Trades yet?). And before you go, don't forget to check my blog posts for DIYs, tutorials and the occasional random thoughts. 
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