I’ve been away on a Polymer Clay retreat and as always it was great fun, I enjoyed my fellow artists, I learned new things and I now I’m ready to jump back into my studio and get to work.
While I was on retreat I continued along with my bird theme. Oh… you didn’t realize I had a bird theme? I posted about it on my other blog, Polymer Clay etc.
I made bird bowls for an exchange with the other retreaters and a large bird for the wall. Here’s the Link.
These guys above are prototypes. I’ve always wanted to make wall pockets since my friend started collecting vintage wall pockets years ago, but I never got around to it. A short while ago artist Marie EvB Gibbons had a sale in her Denver Studio and online. She was selling these wonderful “Weed Pots” and I bought three of her darling baby pots.
I asked her if she minded if I “borrowed” the name for my, oh so much different than hers, weed pots. She graciously said yes. So I just started play and since birds were on my mind…
These, obviously, are not wall pockets. I’m working toward the wall, and these do hold weeds, so the name applies. Stay tuned.
I also had to make something for the annual auction at the retreat and I made one of my P C painted faces.
I’ve also been experimenting with Canva a free app. that allows you to make cool graphics in the perfect sizes for all your social media needs. It’s very cool and a great way to add your name to those items you want to upload to Pinterest or Instragram.
They even have templates for Facebook graphics.
Meanwhile, I’m having a great group into Studio 215 on Saturday for a Profile Face Cane Class, so look for pictures.
I’m teaching at the Houston Polymer Clay Guild’s LoneStar retreat later this month and I’m excited to be meeting new people and string my Cane Mapping technique. I’ll only be gone a couple of days, so look for new classes coming soon at Studio 215.