Every year the Kater’s Acres family [each of you who purchase, make, & support Kater’s Acres] has tutorials that they choose to adopt into the favorites more than others. What I mean is, these are the most purchased and most beloved tutorials of 2019.Continue reading Top Five Tutorials of 2019
The 2020 Polymer Clay Challenge will begin shortly, can you believe it? I can’t. I can’t believe that I’m about to close the books on 2019 and start an entirely new year once again! So it’s onward with this years new challenge that opens on January 1st, 2020! Last year’s 2019 Polymer Clay Challenge was a success for everyone who tried to complete the entire year. It was highlighted by the wonderful weekly posts of Cynthia Gougian [read one of them here]. We were so fortunate to have her and even more fortunate to have her return and write for us this year.
This past year more people were able to successfully able to complete all 52 weeks of the challenge. I am so proud of everyone who participated and was able to do this successfully. Again, for the second year in a row, I was not one of them that was able to complete the challenge. As I encourage EACH of those that participate every year, do not beat yourself up if you can not complete the entire year. Remember the goal of this project is that you continue to grow and that by the end of the year you find yourself being more creative, working harder toward your goals and most importantly seeing your work get better and better with each passing year.
The purpose of this project is to make sure that each polymer artist is pushing on and creating, growing in their creativity and their voice. As usual, I will attempt again in 2020 to complete the challenge. And if you didn’t get to complete it, barely got started, or just stumbled upon this post today. Now’s your chance to come and join us this upcoming year!Continue reading 2020 Polymer Clay Challenge
Meet Cynthia Gougian
Cynthia is one of this year’s administrator’s for the 2019 Polymer Clay Challenge. She is incredibly devoted to the group and for that we owe her a round of applause! [Please clap here] Every Monday she writes us an inspirational message to keep us inspired and creating throughout the week. It’s just one of her ways that she keeps all of us on task; yes, even me. Today I’m sharing one of the posts that she wrote near the end of September. I’ve chosen this one to share here today because I think we’re often way to hard on ourselves and we demand perfection from our projects and our processes. But we need to keep in mind that we must also at all times be learning something from our own polymer clay work. So without any further ado, I’d like to share a few thoughts for you from Cynthia’s own experiences in her clay room.Continue reading Don’t Let Frustration Be The End of Your Creativity
Yes, everything you heard and read is indeed true. Kater’s Acres is moving! And in the meantime Kater’s Acres is closed. The closure is just temporary while we build the new studio in our new home.Continue reading Kater’s Acres is Moving
Since Fall has finally arrived in NW Pennsylvania, this polymer clay color recipe may be just what you’ve been waiting for. This color was the color palette that I showcased on my Facebook Page several weeks ago. The dark sunset fuschia color in the top right was the most highly requested from this color palette. So without further ado… here’s that color recipe for you.Continue reading Fall Sunset Color Recipe for Premo Polymer Clay
The CF Rainbow Tree is back! Once again this year we’re onto another donation adventure and I’m in need of polymer clay Christmas ornament donations. Are you willing to help? I’m calling on you; That’s right you. I’m calling on all clayers worldwide! I need your help decorating a Christmas tree for Cystic Fibrosis patients again this year. And this year we’re doing more, growing bigger, and are in need of many more ornaments! Are you willing to help me? Please see the information below for details on making your clay Christmas ornament donation.Continue reading CF Rainbow Tree 2019 Ornament Donations