Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hong Kong Chronicles: Food & a Giveaway

I can't help it. This sign just makes me laugh. Before I write any further, I need to make it clear that I love my adopted home in Hong Kong. I have many good friends, I eat the food, I'm getting used to life here. However, I just love this sign because it describes an issue that has been rattling around in my mind over the differences in food culture. I grew up thinking food should beckon you to the table, make your mouth salivate, and your stomach grumble in anticipation. Here, people put doors on their kitchens so they don't have to smell their neighbor's food. Food that makes you think of feet and encourages you to close doors just seems...well...different. (I had noticed my sense of humor seemed to be on a bit of a holiday, but it came back with this sign.)

Polymer Clay Pendant & Brooches Giveaway

And on to other matters. I'm finally finding my voice with polymer clay and have items that I think are nearly worthy of ownership by other people. I made one pendant and several brooches. I decided to give these away because I need people to test them for durability. I don't want to send my polymer babies into the world if there are going to be issues. So, this giveaway is calling for testers to claim the pieces, wear them, and report back on any durability issues. If there are, I will replace it with something similar (I'm not re-creating the exact same piece...blending clay makes every pieces unique). They seem to feel like they would go well with a Mad Hatter's Tea Party with the whimsy and color.

To claim your piece, please comment on my blog and let me know which one you desire. It will be first come first served.

#1) Sunshine Carnival Pendant

#2) My Heart is Full of Color Brooch

#3) Whimsical Purple Geometry Lesson Brooch

#4) Green Serenity and a Colorful Outlook Brooch

#5) Autumn in the Abstract Brooch

#6) Orange Sherbet Heart Brooch

#7) Orange Abstract Brooch


  1. Funny sign.. I'm with you on thinking the food should be calling you to the table...

    And I love #3


  2. #3 will be winging it's way to you tomorrow!

  3. Thank you Jenn, that is really sweet of you. I will wear it, and love it, and let you know how it goes :)

    It's colorful and makes me think of happiness!

  4. I am probably way to late but I am thinking that number one would be perfect to go with some kumihimo braidwork.

  5. And I think that I would be scared of the food if you have to close your doors because the odor is that

  6. Shaiha - I'll be sending #1 (the Sunshine Carnival pendant) to you this weekend!