Thursday, February 11, 2010

There's No Polymer Clay In My Kitchen

One of my goals for this year is to get my craft room set up.  Actually, that was one of my goals for last year and the year before.  You get the idea - I'm good at procrastination.  Especially when it comes to cleaning and organizing.  I like to call myself cleaning challenged.  Today, I actually managed to get all of the polymer clay out of the kitchen and into the craft room.  It's still not incredibly organized, but it is there.  Unfortunately, I still have to get these beads out of the dining room. 
However, I'm already having craft withdrawal, so the beads will have to wait for another day.  I feel the need to play with clay tomorrow.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hi! I am a polymer clay artist, a wife and a mother, among other things. I am so inspired by color and pattern, which is one of the reasons I create with polymer clay. It comes in so many pretty colors which you can then mix to create even more colors. One of my favorite techniques is to manipulate the clay and then to peel away layers of polymer clay to reveal the patterns underneath. To this end, I have started to use a lathe to turn pens and hope to start using the lathe to make beads, bangles, and many other items. Here are some of my latest pens.

In future posts, I hope to show you what inspires me to create. Some of the things that inspire me are color, other people's creations, pictures, nature, and patterns. Hope to see you soon!