Of course, I am running behind
I didn't find a category that would cover my topic,
so, you can find me under
Too Awesome to Categorzie
probably a little bit behind.
My plan, right now,
it's subject to change is to explore the world of
A Bit of My History with polymer clay.
I began to work with polymer clay about 4 or 5 years ago after it became apparent that I needed to keep my hands and mind very busy to pull myself out of a deep depression into which I had fallen. My daughter had been diagnosed with an incurable cancer called multiple myeloma. There were times when I would move in with her, for extended periods of time, to help her out. I couldn't take my glass studio along with me when I was with her, so after trying other types of art such as felting and jewelry, I began to explore the world of polymer clay.
I am still busy with polymer clay. My daughter is doing well, and she has moved in with me. Experimentation and exploration are the words I would use to describe what I do with polymer clay.
Let's Talk Doodles
I've only recently begun to explore doodling with clay. I am also exploring different types of mediums on which to put my clay. I used a cardboard backing for this piece. I plan to change things a bit with my doodles and see if there are some pendants in doodling. I have a feeling there will be so, stay tuned.
In the Meantime
Here's how I made this particular doodle. Oh, do you see the bird in it? I began with a sheet of white clay that I put on a piece of corrugated cardboard. I rolled out ropes of black clay in different thicknesses, and I simply began to doodle. When I was finished, I pulled out the alcohol inks and dripped drops of inks onto the canvas. I dabbed up the colors with a baby wipe. When I was finished with this process, I baked this piece for 50 minutes. I have one more step to complete this piece, and I'm not sure how I will accomplish the shine I think this needs.
Again, stay tuned and welcome to my site.