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 from Polymer Clay into a full sized wall hanging with a pieced quilt block pattern and borders. Artists from around the world added to the wealth of techniques displayed on these 2 inch by 3.5 inch pieces.
The smaller solid color pieces are laid out in a complimentary border on either side of the 5 large strips that contain 3 blocks of 16 rectangles each.
I spent one whole day cutting and painting my foam strips black, and all morning arranging the bits and pieces. Now it’s time to notate the names of each person who contributed on the handy-dandy map I printed out for the purpose, then glue!
When combined with the huge display of more than 600 miniature polymer clay masks from the book A Collection of Polymer Clay Masks and artwork from my other polymer clay books, this may be the worlds largest little collection of polymer clay techniques shown in one place.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
This is a great time for new beginnings, and I’ve got several in the works in this new year. I’ve relocated my studio space to 364 Main Street in Longmont, where I am making new art, giving classes, and finishing projects that have been in the works for a while. Here’s the start of a [...]