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A New ‘Do

My polymer clay ball joint doll, Aurora Rose, has a new hair do. I am very happy to have replaced her mohair wig with one I made from Tibetan lambswool. The scale of the fiber is much more suitable to dolls, and it is available in a variety of colors.

It took most of a 4 in. x 4 in. piece to make her new ‘do. I glued in on, layer by layer, using Fabric Tac glue. Smelly, but it holds, so I use it in a well ventilated area.

Aurora Rose now needs more clothes, and I will be finishing up the accessories that go with her room full of furniture. She’s got a bed, bookcase and trunk to fill, and I’m taking pictures all along the way. I’m ready to get back to how-to projects that have been sitting on the sidelines while I set up gallery and studio space. Now it’s time to make full use of both and create lots of new work as well as showcasing what’s come together previously.

In addition, I’m making new dolls in the upcoming months, and I’m creating an instructional video as well. Look for it as part of the Polymer clay Adventure starting next year!

 

Cozy Up with a Polyclay Quilt

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I’m preparing all sorts of revamped pieces for the October show at KCP Gallery. PolyMarket Press is the Featured Artist of the month, and I’m presenting all sorts of art from the books I’ve written and published. That includes turning the 250+ “bolts of cloth” from the miniature quilt store featured in Adapting Quilt Patterns [...]

Minis and More

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It’s been an exciting few weeks that felt like a mini-month! We’ve rearranged a bit at KCP Gallery to make room for showing and doing lots of new artwork, and we are getting ready for the return to school and for Fall.

Things we’ve been working towards all summer are showing results, and it’s great [...]

Miniatures for a Doll’s Boudoir

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a finished miniature set of toiletries for a fashion doll

Life is smelling pretty sweet in many ways this summer! Here’s a page I just put together for a tutorial on making a miniature perfume bottle set for fashion dolls.

I love making miniatures, playing with graphic arts, and creating with beads. This [...]

Miniature Mask Swap Page

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So much has been happening this year that while some projects get finished, they don’t always get fully documented right away…

However, the 2014 Polymer Clay Miniature Mask Swap did get made, photographed, sorted and mailed, and the 90 or so masks that I got to keep in return for mine are ready to be [...]

Polymer Clay Classes at KCP Gallery

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The weather is warm, we’ve got great illumination from the skylight plus big tables–so I’ve been getting out the polymer clay at KCP Gallery, where I’ve got my studio and gallery set up. Time to make lots of new beads, miniatures, dolls–and some home decor as well!

I’m doing class in all of the above, [...]

Home again, home again!

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After a lovely visit in Ohio, we’re back to work in Colorado, getting all sorts of projects moving along. Starting some, finishing others; and moving all through the artistic pipeline we call life here in Longmont! We’ve got a couple of annual events that are happening right now–the miniature mask swap and the dyeing days.

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Oh, Hi O

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We’re going back to Ohio to enjoy some of Springtime with family and friends there, and to do a trunk show and metal etching class at Gahanna Bead Studio. We’re getting back to some things and forwards to others; life is more of a spiral than a circle! I’ve finished up my own student-hood for [...]

New Beads and Beauties

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All the activity at the Kay Carol and Priscila Gallery and Working Art Studio has been keeping me hopping like the proverbial Easter Bunny. So far this year (and its only just the end of March!) we’ve had the several featured artists, cleaned and painted the gallery in preparation for more, hosted musical events and [...]