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Home again, home again!

Helm-123After 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 year’s collection of masks ended up with  nine groups of ten, and we’ve just finished sorting and boxing them up. I took pictures, but have not yet had time to edit them. That’s a project for another week that isn’t so busy! The KCP Gallery has kept me hopping, with an Artwalk event Saturday, and changing the show at the end of the month. We’ve got a wonderful, growthful thing going there. Plus, I had enough room to create my 100 polymer clay masks, and to sort all the masks sent in by 37 artists from around the world–that makes for a lot of un-boxing and boxing up.

Here are three of the masks I designed for this year’s swap. I made ten of each–and I’ll get masks from each of the people in my groups in return for one of mine. All of them that I have collected through the years will be on display at the KCP Gallery in October this year.

 

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 [...]

Kay Carol & Priscila | Gallery and Working Art Studios

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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 [...]

Winding Down, and Winding Up!

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The year 2013 is coming to a close, as is the last semester in my degree program at Front Range Community College. My Media Graphic Design degree is within reach, and I have enjoyed all the art classes there so much that I’m going to continue to take a few here and there as I [...]

Festival on Main

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Bryan and I’ll be showing jewelry, artwork and books, and doing some demos including beaded kumihimo at the Firehouse Art Center later this month Friday August 23, 2013, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Longmont Festival on Main. Do stop by and say hello if you are in town!

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I Fall To Pieces

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Patsy Cline said it so well…some days things just are NOT all together. That’s how it is right now for the purple faerie ball joint doll that I am making. First the cat stole one of her lower arms—luckily I have made a paper under-body pattern that I am testing and it was no problem [...]

Aurora Rose, a Ball Joint Doll

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I just finished making my first ball jointed doll, and its been a fun filled learning curve. I’ve made many dolls, but she’s the most complex. Kato Polyclay is extremely tough and durable, and after sanding has a beautiful skin-like texture. I used a 12.5 oz. block of beige/flesh and had around 3 oz. [...]

Springtime in the Rockies

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We still have a few inches of snow on the ground here at the 2nd of May, [...]