I have been kind of obsessed with improving the Polka Dot Cottage shopping experience this week. I’ve also made a few new things, continued my quest to get some storage space back, and had some experiences with nature.Read More: TWiP: Vera Flowers
It’s been a long month, LOL! Maybe two projects was too many, but I’m glad I did them. I’m ready to be done, and to be free to work on whatever I feel like working on (including nothing, if that’s how I feel)!Read More: TWiP: The end of Elements and Earrings
Here they are: all 31 styles from my August of Earrings project. 31 adventures in wearable art: post earrings, resin coatings, glitter, and upside-down U shapes; mokume gane, translucency, metal leaf, and texture; flowers, elongated rectangles, tear drops, and blobby egg shapes; hoops, twists, sculpted mushrooms, and cascading colors 😍Read More: August of Earrings
I’m not sure what I was thinking, taking on two daily projects in August. They’re taking over my life 😆 Both the earring project and the photo project have been good for me in their own ways, but I think I will be quite ready to devote my energy to other things, once this month is over.Read More: TWiP: Yet another batch of Elements and Earrings
My daily August creative projects continue: Earring of the Day, where I make a bunch of earrings in different styles than usual and add them to the shop, and Picture Elements, a photography prompt-based project I’m doing with Tracey Clark.Read More: TWiP: Even More Elements and Earrings
It’s been another artistic week, while my adventures with the Earring of the Day project and Picture Elements continue.Read More: TWiP: More Elements and Earrings
So many people slow down in August, take some time off. Maybe I should have done that, too, but instead I decided I needed a creative project to shake up my polymer clay world a bit. So I came up with the Earring of the Day project, a great excuse to play with lots of different techniques.
Then, just for kicks, I signed up for a photography project. I am taking part in Picture Elements, which is a prompt-based photography class, which explores 7 visual elements of art: color, line, shape, form, value, texture, and space. Having never gotten any official art education, I think the exposure to these concepts will be valuable to me in more than just a photography capacity.Read More: TWiP: Elements and Earrings
Good old Week 30 of 2022 started quietly, getting back into the swing after our little vacation. Then one of the kids came home from his vacation (yay!) and I got all artsy craftsy with yarn and polymer clay.Read More: TWiP: Getting all Artsy Craftsy
I’m seeing the value in just doing nothing for a while. It’s unlike me to do nothing, but I am starting to enjoy a little bit of empty space in my life here and there.Read More: TWiP: Empty space
I’m so excited to be able to share the Spring 2016 patterns with you today! Custom ordering is open, and you can apply these patterns to all of the crafting tools and jewelry I can make.Read More: New Designs for Spring!