Aug 31, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
I am so intrigued by color and color combinations and ever since I started working with polymer clay I made lots of experiments and read lots of books on this topic.
One of the good ones I bought in the past is Colors works by Deb Menz which I really liked but it was mainly addressed to quilters.
This new book by color queens Maggie Magio and Lindly Haunani is a terrific source for all colors enthusiastics, whether you work with polymer clay or any other medium. It includes all color theory summarized in one place and a lot of exercises to make in order to "feel" it by hand.
This is definitely a "must have" for any art student (even children can explore color with it, directed by their parents or teachers) because you can buy the clay and make color chips as samples in a very easy way.
One other wonderful thing about this book is the "Artists spotlight" sections that are spread around the book. The chosen artists for this section are well known for their colorful work. These artists include Cynthia Toops, Elise Winters, Margaret Regan, Kathleen Dustin, Sarah Shriver, Dan Curmier and Debra dewolff.
And last but not least I must add a personal excitement for myself- one of my Vases is featured in this book (page 94). I feel very fortunate to be featured in the same place as the wonderful artists that were chosen.
As a summary all I can say - GO BUY THIS BOOK!!! This is definitely a must have.
Aug 18, 2009
I love it and now I want to deliberately try and make a similar look with different colors...
that is what I call " A happy accident" - what a good axcuse to leave stuff around on my clay table :-) LOL
Aug 16, 2009
Made this ring for a freind that was working with me on a project in the last 6 months.
she told me that she likes big rings. that was enough to make me sit down this last week and make this bold ring.
I left it on her desk this morning with a little surprise note.
she was happy>>> I am happy ... :-)
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 8, 2009
I started with the first one and glued it on a canvas. I added some glass pebbels to add dimension and some doodles as a backround.
as eyelashes I used faux eyelashes that i bought in a dollar store.
BUT- once I started I wanted more so I made the first one a companion :-) I deliberately made it facing the opposite way so they can face each other once hanged.
the method was practically the same but here, as a backround I used satin fabric which I glued to the canvas before applying the fish on to it (did'nt make a great job with glueing the fabric).
When looking at the two final results I think that a more plain backround looks better for these colorful fish, otherwise they desolve in the backround and loose the effect.
Aug 4, 2009
besides the fact that I think Alice makes very pretty and colorful mosaics from Polymer Clay i also like the marketing attitude here.