Artwork

Water Lilly Necklace: Take Two

My first version had some real problems. It was clear I needed to learn more about beading. I also made the flowers too big and bulky. This one is much better. Here is a link to my first attempt.

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Water Lily Necklace

Materials: Polymer clay Mica powders Glass beads Metal beads I’m somewhat disappointed in the finished piece. But, they say you aren’t growing unless you are uncomfortable, so I must have grown quite a bit. I have been learning from other artists and made this necklace inspired by Christie Friesen. Christi is many things I am…

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Daily Sketch – Llama

Llama’s don’t like me. If I get within spitting range, they spit on me. I think they are really cute but the feeling isn’t mutual. Maybe I’d have better luck with alpacas. Thanks @paul_wolff_art for the inspiration. What should I sketch tomorrow?

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Pendant: Green, Gold, and Teal

This was a pendant I created using some new techniques taught by Elena Marunich at an online polymer clay retreat I’m participating in. It’s 3 3/8″ tall by approximately 1.5″ wide. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out, although, it is far from something I would normally make.I think next time I’ll try not…

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Tiled In-Box

I wanted an inbox for my desk, but couldn’t find anything that inspired me. A few months ago I started making unique clay tiles. All the base colors are the clay, but I did a lot of shading with translucent mica powders. Some tiles have inclusions of glass and swarovski crystals. I created a few…

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What’s Opera Doc?

I loved Bugs Bunny as a kid and still do today. One of my favorite episodes is “What’s Opera Doc?” It features Bug’s Bunny being chased by Elmer Fudd through a parody of Richard Wagner’s 19th century operas.  It’s listed as one of the 50 greatest cartoons of all time. My absolute favorite part is…

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