Julie Picarello is a talented polymer clay artist with a knack for color, pattern, and texture. Her upcoming book reveals all of the secrets of her brand of mokume gane, and walks you through several attractive projects. Take a peek inside, and leave a comment for your chance to win a copy!Read More: Patterns in Polymer + giveaway
You know how you go through your creative life picking up little bits of information from one artist whose work you admire, a few tidbits from another, an interesting idea from yet another? And all of these inputs take up residence in your brain, waiting for just the right little nudge to make them come […]Read More: The Texture Collection, and other stories
The snow fell yesterday, most of the afternoon in big fluffy flakes. I often say how much I dislike snow, but the truth is that the objectionable part of a snowfall, to me, is its aftermath – the shoveling of it, the driving in it, the trudging through it. The actual snowfall itself is something […]Read More: Christmas Mokume
Turquoise sky, periwinkle ocean, golden sand… it seems I brought a little bit of the Jersey shore home with me last week, and finally let it escape through my fingers. This is how I spent my Saturday: breakfasting, mixing clay colors, layering the colors in just the right order, arranging the textures to mimic the […]Read More: In my mind, I may still be at the beach
So, I turned 38 today. I decided to give myself a gift, and as such, I spent the better part of last night and this morning making myself a pendant necklace. The tile features an organic design with bits of metal leaf, touches of sparkle, and hints of translucency throughout. I sanded it and polished […]Read More: Birthday baubles
I miss the Hampton Inn. I miss the most comfortable mattress I’ve ever slept on, I miss the laptop power cord I accidentally left on the desk there, but most of all I miss the soap dish and lumbar pillow. I know that sounds weird, but they were my props for the photo shoot on […]Read More: With all of this new jewelry, maybe I should dress up once in a while.
That’s what I think, anyway. Be back later or tomorrow. My computer time has been very limited this weekend. I’m off to play with more clay!Read More: They look like mini raging oceans
I’m getting excited for a class I am going to take next weekend in Philadelphia. I just booked my room, so I can easily hang around for the guild meeting the following day, and I’ve been spending this morning drooling over reacquainting myself with some of Julie Picarello‘s work. Most of the images that illustrate […]Read More: Giddy anticipation