Saturday, March 14, 2015

polymer clay adventur virtual retreat

I can not say enough wonderful things about Polymer Clay Adventure PCA virtual retreat. I signed up  as a birthday present to myself and I am so glad I did. You can al ays sign up too. Go to polymerclayproductions.blogspot.com you can find a tag on their blog.

I have become so enamored with this process that I sit up at night watching others youtube channels for more inspiration. the best part is sharing with each other. We just swaped inchies which is an 1inch square design made with polumer clay. We are now making fairy doors for a swap. I am so excited to see the next one. plus each week you meet a new artist, then a new project and technique. some things I liked learning about but not interested in doing it myself. that is the beauty. i have the information but I dont have to make anything that I dont want to. I can spend that time fine tuning something Im loving or even make a fast pair of earrings.

I find that I can get immediate satisfaction with the clay. Love it. I will post a few pictures of my latest endevors.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Fairies, Fun and Failures?

Hi All,

I know I know how can I be a blogger if all I do is one post in a billion days! The whole process of posting should be one that has interesting information but sometimes we get sidetracked. Right?

 Enough said about that! So on to the fairies! YAY

I did a very short video on my making a tiny fairy for my fairy door.


Cute but again lacking in the department of giving instructions. So below is my updated version of how to accomplish the fairy I developed.

Remember that sometimes what is in your head isn't always going to develop with the materials you have on hand. The way you manipulate the items you have impact the design but also so does materials and fate. YES fate! I have found through lucky accidents that sometimes my designs are better for the accidents.

Now maybe your not as happy when what your doing doesn't work out to the design you had in mind but consider this maybe it's not supposed to. I know bad grammar.

If not for these happy accidents how would I have figured out some of the designs I have done? It's possible that it's a part of the exploration of art itself requires fails. I should be the grans master of art then, because I have failed more often then I feel I have succeeded.

Give your self time to learn about the materials you are working with. If you have never played with clay, how do you expect to understand the properties of clay? I am still learning about timing and baking temperatures. I have played with clay and enjoy trying out new designs but if I want a completed project that has little errors I have to go back to what I have put more time in and that is beading.

Even then when I bead a item one slip up and I have to start over again.

It's our nature to fail. We have to to develop our creative side. If every time we did something and it came out perfectly we would not be curious, we would not be tenacious, we would be boring little entities.

Keep trying, hugs
Mimi

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