Monday, June 22, 2009

Polymer Clay Seahorses

After painting for awhile, I got the itch to go back to working with polymer clay. I don't know about you, but when I'm working on a particular craft or painting, I start to get ideas for something else I want to create. My brain is always running ahead of my hands.

Once again, inspired by Christi Friesen, pc artist of California, I tried sculpting seahorses and made a few pins and pendants. These too are encrusted with Swarovsky Crystals and Pearls, all wired into the clay so they don't come out.

I'd love to hear your comments on any of my creations.

4 White Cat Paintings

This is Jake, the inspiration for my White Cat Paintings.

Esmeralda, the Vixen
(She strolls by night, Looking For Love In All the Wrong Places)
Oil on stretched canvas, 12" x 16"

Pussila, The Pretty Cat, oil on stretched canvas,
14" x 18"

Jake The Happy Cat, acrylic on stretched canvas, 12" x 16"

Dapper Dan, oil on stretched canvas 12" x 16"

In February, 2009 we moved into a larger apartment and I finally have a room all my own to use as a studio. Up until then I worked on my dining room table and had to put everything away when I wanted to start working on a different craft. Now I have a wonderfully huge closet to store all my arts and crafts goodies and a nice craft table, an easel and our computer all in one room. What a difference it makes.

I got out my easel and my oil paints and started painting in a whimsical style. This is my first attempt at whimsy. Here are my four white cat paintings inspired by our white cat "Jake" who passed away last September.

Long Time - No Write

Well, it's been a long time since I had a chance to sit down and post anything on my blog.

Early 2008 I submitted two of my recycled denim "Journal Purses" to "Haute Handbag" magazine published by Stampington. I had just found out that there actually was a magazine devoted to just handbags. I waited for months, hearing nothing from Stampington, until July when I received a phone call stating that my purses were going to be featured in the Fall, 2008 issue. You can imagine how excited I was! I then had to sit down and write the article (no small feat).

In late October I finally got the magazine and saw the beautiful layout they did for my 2 purses. I was really impressed, especially with the photography.