I can’t believe how long it has been since I have posted. I have been living life. Whatever that means. I have a dog now. Did I tell you that. That is a new experience for me. Ginger is great. We are learning all kind of new things. She is a pomeranian. But without the yip, all the hair and the short nose. We think she must be a throwback to before they were bred smaller. She is about 12 pounds.
Ginger strikes a pose.
San Diego Polymer Clay Guild’s Sandy Camp 14 has come and gone. 50’s Rock and Roll. We had a great time. I dressed up as “Lucy” I never did find “Ricky” for those of you who asked. We had some rain, but nothing we couldn’t handle. It was better than too much heat. We had lots of friends from all over and learned some new techniques.
It is hard to believe it is mid October. Time flies. But soon the temperature gauge will dip below 90 and we will again enjoy or San Diego weather we pay for…. It has been a hot one. I came away from Sandy Camp with lots of new thing I want to try and all those that I didn’t get done before I left.
So what is everybody else up to these days??? -K
Hi All! I have been living life. Not doing a whole lot of art lately. Unfortunately. I did before a church retreat, but then nothing since. I have lots of ideas, but life keeps getting in the way. Bad excuse I know. I have to get some Bottles of Hope done before Tuesday’s meeting along with finishing up some fair pins. The San Diego Fair started yesterday. The San Diego Polymer Clay Guild will be demonstrating in Home and Hobby on several weekends. I will be there next saturday. I love doing that. It is a lot of fun. Drop by if you are at the fair. The theme for the fair is out of this world. Which is very different. I will be interested with what they have come up with….
I am enspired by other neat things. I have been checking out some changes in diet. Marie Segal is trying out an all Raw food way of life. She was doing Gluten free. I applaude her. Tina Goodrich keeps doing her art and her daughter is graduating from high school. Go Tina!
Our Guild has a Round Robin event coming up in August so I am part of the committee to get that a going. I am teaching a class. So I should have things to show you soon.
Sorry for my long absence. I miss you all. -K
Angel in Cernit
The San Diego Polymer Clay Guild Gift Exchange was last Saturday. It had been a crazy week after returning from my trip out east. I had a great time! I had not been very productive throughout the week. I wanted to make an angel. I had it in my head, but had not actually sat down to do it. Once I got going on it I had a good time. It seemed to come together as I wanted it too. I want to do more. This is how it turned out. I think the person who received it appreciated it. She is made with Cernit clay and then highlighted with pearlex powders. I used a texture sheet for her Wings. Next time I think I will try more color, maybe some canes. I like how she came out -K
We survived another year at Sandy Camp. We had lots of laughs and late nights. My Bug Demo went well. Everybody seemed to enjoy it. Several attendees through the weekend tried their hand at making bugs. I made more bugs while I was there and gave the other artist that did demos their choice of my bugs as a thank you for their time and effort along with a card. They liked picking a bug out of the collection. I really enjoyed the different variations that people came up with of making the legs and antenna. It was fun! We had lots of crazy Halloween costumes at our Friday night Trick and Greet movie night. The room was filled with people enjoying candy and lots of popcorn and the movie “Young Frankenstein”. Now we need to recover for next year…
I taught the Extrusion Distortion Class a few weeks ago at the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild’s anual Round Robin. Here is the cane that I ended up making from the extrusions that I made. The gals that took the class seemed to really enjoy the class. They came up with some nice combinations of their own canes. The Makin’s Extruder is fabulous. I even literally dreamed up another technique that I have to try the next time I am working to make some simple beads. If it works like the dream it will be some really beautiful beads with very little work. I will let you know if it works like I hoped.
In the mean time get out your extruder and see what you can make. -K
48 Inchies for July Swap
I work best under pressure. I finished my inchies for the swap at about 12:3o on Tuesday, the day they were due. My oven decided to spike in its heating and thank goodness it did not burn them. I would have hated to turn in little crispy squares….. I ended up extruding several different shapes using the Makin’s Extruder.
I then manipulated some a bit and then positioned them all into a one inch square. I took a slice of this and laid it on a solid color of clay so that it would meet the thickness requiremment. So here is what 48 inchies looks like. They were for the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild’s swap of the month. -K
Well I just can’t seem to get going here…. Did you all have a great 4th Of July? I sure hope so. I cannot believe it is July! Where did the first half of the year go?
Well I think that I have procrasted long enough. I signed up to take part in an Inchie Swap with the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild for July. Since I thought I could really do something neat with the “Inchies” that I received I decided to make 2 sets. That means I get to make 48 “Inchies”. Just in case you don’t know what an Inchie is–it is a 1″ x1″ piece of polymer that can be made using texture or technique I wish to use. I may do a cane so all I have to do is slice it, or I could do and extrusion and make it into a 1″ square that could be sliced. I guess I will have to go get busy and see what happens. Several other artist have mentioned not picking a technique that would need lots of sanding and buffing in the end. I for sure will not do that. One group had a color theme. That would have been a good idea. Maybe next time. So I am off to my workspace to create something. Anything is better than what I have been making lately… zippo.. I will keep you posted. –K