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 [...]
It’s still feeling very summery here at 95 degrees this August day…but at night there’s a hint in the air that Autumn is coming. And it’s here right now in this picture!
Pictures, pictures, all day long…I edited them all morning, and finished 35 pictures, and then took 50 more. I reshot 2 dozen [...]
School starts up again for me at Front Range Community College in just two weeks, so I am pushing hard to get photographs taken and edited for my upcoming book “A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks”. I expect there will be somewhere between 400 and 500 mask images once I get them all done. Most [...]
I’ve been so busy with school this summer that I haven’t had two spare minutes to rub together. There’s been no time to work on the taking photos and putting together new books, but the summer semester is almost done, and Fall semester includes an independent study where I’ll be doing those exact things–what a [...]
I just returned from the Tougaloo College Summer Art Colony in Jackson Mississippi. This year was #12 for this week long celebration of art. Its also the second time that I’ve been there as an instructor. Our class made masks, spirit dolls, icons and boxes, beads and more…all with polymer clay.Â Click [...]
I’ve been having fun playing with face masks, dolls, and beads. All the cotton jersey that I’ve previously dyed has been cut into fat quarters for making into doll bodies and spirit doll kits. I’ve got some premade bodies that were dyed as well, and I’ve put together dozens of kits. Now I’m ready to [...]
“What Mask Today?” Thats the question that is posed in Valerie Aharoni’s beautifully articulated miniature polymer clay mask. Shown here in closed and open versions, Valerie’s mask has a variety of different looks, depending upon how it is arranged. Submitted to the Internet Miniature Mask Swap 2006,Â hers is a colorful take on an age-old [...]