Mmmmmm. Colors. The image above is of tiles I made to show the different cane designs I’ve made in my Swamp color scheme. This particular combination of colors came to me as I was driving through the Great Swamp in late spring a few years ago – the sky, the bark on the trees, and […]Read More: Color junkies and the websites who love them
I’ve been seeing comments lately from readers who say they look forward to reading my posts as they sip their morning tea… that’s so very sweet! But now, knowing that I have a legion of fans counting on me, I can’t go to bed without saying something entertaining, can I? (Perhaps “legion” is a bit […]Read More: Good Morning, Sunshine!
In the Encyclopedia of Me, D is for Dr. Pepper – the only Doctor I’d willingly visit every day… And that’s really all I need to say about that, isn’t it? Mmmmmm. I have been a walking ball of stress all day. I slept poorly last night, which I’m sure didn’t help, and when I […]Read More: D is for Dr. Pepper
Hello, friends! I just read this information on Donna Kato’s blog: If you use her method of image transfers on Epson paper, you may have a problem in the future. Check it out. I’m back from my clay weekend. A fun time was had, a couple of things were made (well, half-made, anyway) and some […]Read More: Image transfers and clay weekend
Let the creativity begin! Donna Kato’s new book has arrived! I saw the FedEx truck at the top of the driveway and wandered over to see what was being delivered. When I saw that it was three boxes from Watson-Guptill, I abandoned my happily-playing boys in the backyard and tore into a box. I have […]Read More: It’s heeeeere!
Last week I admired some pendants that Libby Mills posted on her blog. She emailed me and offered to send me a handful of bead frames to play with. They arrived today, and included a finished pendant that Libby made. Isn’t this a great little treasure to have arrive on my doorstep? Thank you so […]Read More: Treasures in the Mail
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!
How you seen today’s Polymer Clay Daily post? If not, go ahead. I’ll wait. Ok? It brought to mind Lindly’s first video, Tantalizing Translucents. The entire video is dedicated to translucent clay and includes projects that take advantage of the see-through nature of the clay (like Mokume Gane) and projects that encourage you to play […]Read More: Tantalizing Crayons
The new issue of Art Doll Quarterly includes an article about AMACO’s Bottles of Hope Challenge. Helen Bradley, Lisa Pavelka and Dottie McMillan are interviewed, and there are images of bottles by Helen and Dotty, as well as bottles by Francisco Vallin, Michelle Zimmerman, and Linda Hess. The article looks like nobody bothered to proofread […]Read More: Bottles of Hope