I have been insanely busy this last couple of weeks, what with a challenge on the Aussie polyclay site, making a pendant for an online contest and the biggest….getting prepped for our Relay For Life this coming weekend. Then let’s toss on the household stuff that needed to be done….laundry, dishes, getting the garden(s) planted. Making a second garden box, this one elevated on legs so I won’t have to bend. So, here are a few pictures I was able to get taken. so thats all me being domestic goddess. on to the clay. Here is the focal I have made for the online contest. I am stumped on how to string it. I can’t decide if I want it on chain, fiber, or soft glass.What do y’all think?That’s it from me for a while. Now down to the final grindstone with RFL. Have a clayful weekend and I will see you next week.
It seems that the girl doing community service there got her phone lists mixed up. I DID get juried into the show! oiks….now I have to get something to wear to the opening.
I just got a phone call telling me that “L’Chiam-To Life” was not juried into the Bakersfield Museum of Art show next month. So, Tomorrow I will head down there and pick it up where it will come home to be displayed in our living room. I am very proud of it so having it come home instead of being sold is just fine with me. My gut tells me that those items juried in will be pretty much all paintings. I am not sure Bakersfield is ready for Polymer clay art. Our guild will be working hard to change that though. until later…Happy claying!
was today. Yep, i really did it. I took my “L’Chiam-To Life” down to the Bakersfield Art Museum and entered it into the exhibit. Talk about nervous. Oy. They said I should know if I get juried in at the end of this week or early next week. I don’t think I will be nervous about this part. Either I make it or I don’t. What I will be nervous about is if I DO get accepted. That means I will need to be at the opening on May 14th. I sure hope they don’t mind folks showing up in jeans or shorts cause that’s all I have On sort of the same track, while I was there filling out the paperwork for the exhibition, they asked me if I would like to be one of 50 artists who will be displaying decorated ceramic skulls for “Day of The Dead” exhibition opening September 17th. Lord knows what I was thinking because I said sure…without thinking. OIKS! Now I have a 3/4 size ceramic skull sitting in my studio…staring at me when i go in there….daring me to make it “pretty”? I guess now I will be doing a bit of research on “El Dia de Los Muertos”. It’s not part of my Jewish upbringing. In a way, doing the research will be good for me, teaching me new things, giving me insight into other customs and traditions. And this is always a good thing in my book. So, stay tuned…I am sure there will be…
wasn’t spent in creating with clay, wire, or any other crafty item. This weekend I spent the time tearing out evil bamboo bushes and planting flowers….colors, lots of colors! I got one section of the front yard done, two more sections to go. The next section will get paving stones (or cement) so we can have a place to put our glider. Then we can sit out there and listen to the birds, see the flowers, watching the killdeer run around in the cul-de-sac and talk to each other. I am liking playing in the dirt.
I was playing around with copper tubing and different gauges of wire and finished out a focal with it. I am really happy with how it turned out.Thanks for stopping by. I am sure I will be more prolific soon.
No matter that rocks surround us, our roots strive to connect with the earth, forging through the hardness, anchoring us. As we grow, our limbs reach heavenward, striving to anchor with the heavens. And with the anchors, we live. L’Chiam
well it is 99% finished. I didn’t bake enough leaves so teh final forest leaves are cooking now. I shall have a picture for everyone tomorrow.
I am frustrated with the LChiam lettering. It is not looking right hanging from the leafy wires so now I either need to secure it to the lava rock or the edges of the base. neither way looks right to me. I have a feeling I am going to have to redo the lettering…..maybe onto black lava rock chips or something. *grumblesnort*
April 7th, 20092 Comments, personal challenge, polymer clay, by Dragonsglass.
but the DSL gods decided differently. So, it is a “today” post instead. Yesterday was spent refining my “Roots” tree. I added highlights to the tree itself and then worked on the black lava rock it is growing out of. I also added the resin to the top of the letters. Today will be making the leaf cane I will be using and possibly adding it to the letters along with the thinner gauge copper wire that will secure them to the tree. I am very happy with how it is looking so far. Here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure. I guess it is time to get those leaves growing! Come back later for more updates. Thanks for looking!