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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 […]

Cabin Fever

The winter is barely started, but Cabin Fever is coming right up! Cabin Fever Clay Fest, that is–February 18-23, Â 2011 in Laurel MD. This fourth annual celebration of polymer clay has a fantastic line up of instructors including:

Christi Friesen Cindy Silas Doreen Kassel Ellen Marshall Grant Diffendaffer Jeffrey Lloyd Dever Judith Skinner Julie […]

The Sun And The Moon

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 […]

Masks & More Masks

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 […]

Adapting Quilt Patterns To Polymer Clay

My recent book written with Judith Skinner is finally available through Amazon.com! Its one of the world’s largest book marketplaces, and we are now able to offer it for purchase at the same price we’ve been selling it through our websites and through our POD partner Lulu.comSelf publishing through print on demand […]

Designing Woman

In addition to writing for books and magazines, and creating artwork with polymer clay and textiles, I spend a lot of time working with graphic and web design. I love what can be done with a digital camera and Adobe Photoshop..and several hundred fonts! (I have about 950 installed now, having had to delete about […]

When the Spirit Doll Moves!

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?

“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, hers is a colorful take on an age-old […]

Masks!

Work is well started on photographs for this years new book “The Art Of Polymer Clay Masks”. There are somewhere around 350 miniature masks in my collection from a decade of Miniature Mask Swaps with my claying friends on the Internet. I’ve had them all tucked away awaiting the time for photos–and thats now! I’ll […]