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Upcoming Classes in Ohio

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We’re getting ready to travel to Ohio and see family and friends as well as do some art and music. I’ve got three classes (etching metal bracelets, patina on metal and kumihimo) lined up at Gahanna Bead Studio at 1082 N. Hamilton Rd. Gahanna, Ohio. I grew up in Gahanna, and it is always a […]

Wonderful Watercolor Fun

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We didn’t do the usual Springtime Dyeing Days marathon with shibori and tiedyed textiles and clothing. I have plenty of both for the moment, and have been working on overpainting, adding metallic accents, and taking the textiles I have already dyed to the next steps.

However, I needed a burst of colorful fun, so I […]

Moving Right Along

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Huzzah! I’ve finished up the How To Make A Ball Joint Doll with Polymer Clay tutorials in video and .pdf form. 10 half-hour segments show from start to finish how I make these dolls, with full explanations and helpful info, available through the 2015 Polymer Clay Adventure. Click here to visit Polymer Clay Adventure.

I’m […]

Spring& New Projects

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Its been an incredibly busy Spring so far, and very productive. I’ve been working on websites for others like the Lyons Film Festival, Red Canyon Art, Angel Readings by Kelly, and updated my own websites page because of the new additions. (Need a website? I love working with creative people to make them!) I also […]

Illustrator brushes and art

Free Illustrator lace brushes

I thought I’d lost the files from my Illustrator classes that I took at Front Range Community College, but I found quite a few and that includes the one with the brushes I created that allow me to “draw” lace onto lines. It may sound simple, but they took some doing; you start by building […]

New Ball Joint Dolls

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I’m happy to be a part of the upcoming Polymer Clay Adventure and you can be too! I’m one of many instructors preparing great new polymer clay projects with video and printable tutorials. I’m having a lot of fun making several styles of ball joint dolls in different scales and using Kato Polyclay. Aurora Rose […]

A New ‘Do

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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 […]

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 […]