One of my favorite older books is Barbara McGuire‘s Embracing Child Art. I love the concept – take your favorite kid’s artwork and use it to create something more sophisticated (jewelry, home decor, etc). The end result is a special collaborative effort. I haven’t flipped through that book in some time, but I was reminded […]Read More: Child Art
After a bit of a dry spell, I’ve got 5 great new tutorials in the pipeline. The first of these is Layered Inks by the lovely and talented Tonja Lenderman. It’s a relatively simple technique with infinite possibilities for variation. Enjoy! LisaRead More: Layered Inks
If I had you on my friends list and you are suddenly dropped, fear not! I haven’t decided not to like you anymore. On the contrary – I rarely get around to reading my LJ friends page, so I decided to add your feeds to my google reader along with all of the other non-LJ […]Read More: Blogs & Feeds & Friends, oh my!
I can’t believe I’m actually thinking of making myself an apron, or buying one from some talented Etsyan. Suddenly I’m feeling all 50’s housewifeish (without the clean house and dinner on the table, that is). It started around a month ago when I first moved my clay-related rss feeds into the new-to-me Google reader. Since […]Read More: Inspiration Overload?
Alison Lee of Craftcast has another interview with an interesting artist – Sherri Haab. I haven’t listened to the podcast yet, but I plan to as soon as I can get a few quiet moments alone (last time I had a podcast I wanted to hear, I loaded it onto my mp3 player and listened […]Read More: Sherri Haab on Craftcast
I have a lot more readers to this blog than I used to, so even though I posted an announcement to this effect last year, it bears repeating: Polka Dot Creations is in search of interesting and well-written polymer clay tutorials encompassing a variety of techniques. The articles will be featured on our website and […]Read More: Calling all authors!
Son #2 is 4 years old and developed a pollen allergy this year. Poor kid came home from an afternoon on a friend’s outdoor trampoline tired, cranky and oozy. 15 minutes after I gave him a hug and a dose of Benadryl, this is what I found. His sitting on a folding chair, with his […]Read More: Sleeping at the card table
Painted shoes were mentioned on Polymer Clay Daily today, and it reminded me… have I ever shown you my funky sneakers? I made them last fall, when it was getting too cold to wear my fuzzy flip-flops, but I was still in the mood to have some fun on my feet. I used fabric paint […]Read More: Loony Shoes
Top 5 Sellers* for April, 2007 1 ) Book: Progress and Possibilities 2006 Exhibit Catalog 2 ) Project Book: Bead Techniques Clay Jewelry with Bead Rollers 3 ) Magazine:PolymerCAFE Spring 2007 4 ) DVD:Innovations Intricate Kaleidoscope Canes 5 ) Book: Adapting Quilt Patterns To Polymer Clay Bestsellers for previous months Want to be notified instantly […]Read More: Bestsellers for April
I don’t usually encourage unsolicited email trying to sell me things, but these just made me go oooooooooh, when I saw them. I’m a sucker for polymer clay and silver together, and I’ve always wanted to learn to make my own bezels. Since 11+ years into this obsession I have yet to get around to […]Read More: Oooh, pretty!