The Flight of the Macaws

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This month I wanted to try and do something new, fun, & different. Every once in a while I get so inspired by photos I take in nature that I feel the need to try my hand at making my own. This month, that’s exactly what happened. Last fall I went on vacation and saw a gorgeous display of tropical Macaws at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I was even quick enough to capture a perfect photo of multiple birds of paradise in flight. This whole month’s tutorials for Club Members are based around this photo.

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Help During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Coronavirus Relief Parker by Kater's Acres - COVID-19 Charity Parker

Where there is a need, rise to it.

The quote above was said to me by someone I care about very much. And they challenged me with it at a very challenging point in my life. They used it to help me see the difficulty and circumstances in others and to help me reshape my focus. Need is all around us, but you have to first be able to see the need in order to be able to help those who need it.

As Pastors (read more about that here) my husband and I always try to do our best to reach out and help others. Even Kater’s Acres tries to help, give, and support others and their causes as well. This is exactly how the CFRainbowTree got its start. Once again, we are convicted to help others in their time of need; because “where there is a need, rise to it.”

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Springtime in Paris

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French Parker with Eiffel Tower by KatersAcres

With the shock of the pandemic and coronavirus making its way around the globe, most of the world is stuck ‘sheltering in place.’ Here in the United States, this means most of us are only allowed away from our homes for essential needs unless your job is deemed necessary and essential by your state. With so much sadness, stress, and unrest, I thought this month would be best served if we all just took a vacation! But since we can’t really do that, let’s take a virtual one … to Paris!

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My Favorite Sculptures of 2019

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2019 Favorite Sculptures from KatersAcres

Every year I have favorite sculptures that I create. Some are favorites because of materials or who I made them for; while others are favorites because of how they turned out. I should add that rarely is a favorite turn out the way that I envisioned it. Why? Because almost all of my sculptures speak to me. Yes, that’s right! They speak to me. Each in their own way, but they do. Allowing myself that freedom is what has made the following 5 pieces my favorite sculptures of 2019.

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CF Rainbow Tree 2018 Ornament Donations

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I’m in need of 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. Are you willing to help me? Please see the information below for details on making your clay Christmas ornament donation.

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2018 Scholarship to the Whimsical Sculpting Tutorials Club – Applications are CLOSED

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Whimsical Sculpting Tutorial Club 2018 Scholarship WINNERS

It is my truest belief that art in and of itself is healing. I also know that not everyone can afford to pay for art classes. Because I believe so strongly in art’s ability to heal our mind and our heart, I am offering a 2018 Scholarship to the Whimsical Sculpting Tutorials Club. The details on how you enter to be chosen are below.

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October Sculpting Club Membership

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WSTC Enchanted Forest SLIDER

This months Sculpting Club Membership is a bonus month with 3 full PDF tutorials! If you have been on the fence about joining the Sculpting Club, this is your opportunity. You get THREE PDF tutorials (plus extras) for just $9.95, that’s less than $3.50 each; it’s a really good deal and a great way to learn how to sculpt.

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Clay Christmas Ornament Donation for Cystic Fibrosis Adult Patients

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Clay Christmas Ornament Donations SLIDER

I’m in need of 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. Are you willing to help me? Please see the information below for details on making your clay Christmas ornament donation.

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August 2017 Review – WIP Wednesday

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WIP Wednesday August 2017 in Review at KatersAcres

WIP Wednesday is here again! It’s time for the August 2017 review at KatersAcres. If you are looking for more regular behind the scenes and in process stories, join me over on Instagram, as well as an occasional Insta-stories. These also may contain many of these behind-the-scenes photos, tests, life events, and what’s going on in my studio.

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WIP Wednesday – July 2017 in Review

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WIP Wednesday July 2017 in Review at KatersAcres

WIP Wednesday is here again! It’s time for the month end review at KatersAcres. WIP Wednesday posts are becoming further apart these days for many reasons. One is because I’m sharing more behind the scenes and in process stories over on Instagram, as well as an occasional Insta-stories. These also may contain many of these behind-the-scenes photos, tests, life events, and what’s going on in my studio. But for those of you who don’t have Instagram or a way to follow me on that platform, here’s just a smattering of what’s going on here and a few things I’m really enjoying in the polymer clay community as well.

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What’s Going on at KatersAcres?

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What’s going on at KatersAcres? Well, WIP Wednesday is here again! It’s been over a month since I wrote a WIP Wednesday. This happens for various reasons because I always have things to share with you, I’m just sharing them as they happen instead of in this weekly, bi-weekly (or in this case monthly) post. If you join me on Instagram you will see behind the scenes photos as well as my Insta-stories, which contain many of these behind-the-scenes photos, tests, and what’s going on in my studio.

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WIP Wednesday at Kater’s Acres

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Work in Progress Wednesday at Kater's Acres | CLICK for Links, Tutorials, & So Much More

WIP Wednesday is here again! One of my favorite blog posts to write for you is WIP Wednesday and it’s hard for me to believe that it’s been two weeks since the last one. Last week I showcased some really awesome talent too, so if you missed it, you’ll want to be sure you check it out. Today you’ll get to see some more studio spotlights, a special Amazon deal, and even a special studio addition! Every WIP Wednesday post is jammed pack full of fun, it’s always a post you’ll want to see and read.

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WIP Wednesday at KatersAcres

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WIP Wednesday at KatersAcres | CLICK for tutorial links, tips, & so much more!

WIP Wednesday is here again! One of my favorite blog posts to write for you is WIP Wednesday. Why? Because I get to share everything I’ve stubbled on during the week. Today I’ve included more links to tutorials, teachers, blogs, & spotlights than ever! Be sure to catch all the special offers and savings this week too!

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WIP Wednesday’s Busy Studio Life

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WIP Wednesday at KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | A Glimpse Inside the Magic - REPIN now, Click Later

WIP Wednesday’s sometimes make me tired. Let me explain. Have you ever looked around at all the pictures you’ve taken throughout the past two weeks and simply been blown away? It’s no secret that I don’t do polymer clay full time, but that I also serve as a minister alongside my hubby. So when I flip back through the last several weeks of pictures and try to pull a few to interest you, my darling readers, sometimes I get tired. These past two weeks have been a flurry of activity, especially with last week being Holy Week. For this WIP Wednesday here’s a smattering of what’s gone on in my polymer clay studio including some helpful tips and tricks you might enjoy.

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WIP Wednesday’s Back Again!

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WIP Wednesday with KatersAcres | Work in Progress, New Releases, Featured Artists, News, and SO Much More - CLICK to read it all!

At the beginning of the year I asked all of you, my darling readers, if you still enjoyed the WIP Wednesday posts. I asked because sometime posts like this are hard to read because there’s no real “theme” to the post itself, because it’s really a collection of random “stuff” gathered over the past 1-2 weeks of what’s been going on here in my studio. I’ve tried to add in polymer clay community news, highlights of other polymer artists, as well as some more information to aide in your polymer joy. So never forget to look at the bottom of the page too!

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