I have hosted Meg on my blog many times, why? Because not only is she a truly wonderful person inside and out, but I admire greatly her creativity and ingenuity when it comes to creating caned designs. Today I am offering a review of Meg’s “Cane Builder” monthly eZine subscription.
Well, this is the final book review for Christi Friesen for the Friesen Project of 2013. It has been a great year filled with projects, fun, and much more. I certainly hope that you have enjoyed it and had fun getting to know your clay once again. Look for another HUGE project coming your way for 2014 and a new FB group to join as well. Next year’s project will be much different, but very fun & enjoyable!
It’s time for another great polymer clay book review! I have done many book reviews (mostly of Christi Friesen’s books because of the Friesen Project) and I have yet to do a negative book review. Don’t get excited, this is NOT going to be a negative review! But maybe day I will find the courage to write on one of my books that doesn’t live up to what I want it to. But I feel bad putting people’s hard work down … so we’ll leave that dilemma for another day.
It’s time to begin … another Christi Friesen book. This is the second to the last book that we will conquer together for the Friesen Project of 2013. So, without any further ado, let’s open up the book and get started!
Every month you get to hear my “low down” on the Christi Friesen book that we are working through that month. This month is no exception! Today’s book review however is going to send you straight to the “check out” and pick this awesome book up!
Another month has come and gone and it’s time to kick off summer with my favorite of all Christi’s books: Birds of a Feather. With summer comes outside activities, vacations, time with friends, and for many much less time in your studios. Because of this we are taking two summer months to have some fun, relax, and play!
I really enjoy all of Christi’s books, but there are some polymer clay books that I LOVE to review and this is one of those books. I do not necessarily have a “thing” for birds, (okay, maybe I do a little bit). This book is jam PACKED with awesome tutorials, tips, fun, and or course Christi’s humor.
A new month is here with new projects, new fun, and awesome adventures in store for us! Christi once again takes us on a new adventure, this time “Down Under” with this fresh and fun Beyond Sculpture Series Book. Step inside and lets see what’s in store for us this month as we do a brief polymer clay book review, overview of projects, and a surprise free project you won’t find anywhere else, but here. Continue reading Polymer Clay Book Review: Down Under by Christi Friesen
I have written two separate posts on polymer clay tools. The first post was an overview of some of the tools that I use daily, feel free to check out that post here. The second was just a few weeks ago and was a “tool review” of what tools every sculptor (or clayer) should have in their toolbox. Today I’m going to review the very first set of tools that I ever purchase for myself: Studio by Sculpey Tools, the 5 piece set.
I love reading reviews about products before I buy them. In fact, most of the time I don’t buy a product unless I’ve read a review. This doesn’t just apply to my purchases for my studio but also to other purchases likeKindle books. So, let’s just say that reviewing products by looking over the customer reviews is a necessary evil (for me) before I purchase something. So, this being said, I have been asked by several of you my opinions as well as to do a Fimo Deco Gelreview. So today, that’s exactly what we’re going to do! Continue reading Fimo Deco Gel Product Review
Two weeks ago I re-introduced everyone to the awesomeMeg Newberg. In invited each of you to check out her blog and subscribe to her brand new “Cane Builder” eMagazine. I have been so impressed and I am blown away by how utterly understandable she makes caning. This being said, I had several of you write to me and ask me how to get started caning. So … I thought I’d introduce you to an old (but good) favorite polymer clay book of mine that has basic caning and color blending techniques; without further ado, let’s get to the book review, shall we?
YAY! It’s Friesen Friday and in honor of that … it’s party time! Not just any party mind you … an underwater, under the sea party!
As with every Friday, we’re about to talk aboutChristi Friesenagain … I wonder if after 52 weeks she’s going to get tired of us talking about her every week. Maybe she’ll stop by and let us know how she feels about this.
I’m really excited about this month. Why? Because I absolutely LOVE this book and every single project in it. Of course, I love the ocean, sea, and everything in it … especially when it’s for dinner. Mmmm!
I’ve received some emails lately from several people in the group that feel that they are not “qualified” to work with polymer clay. Qualified, what do you mean, you’re not qualified? All you MUST have to do these projects are a hunk of polymer clay, your hands, &Christi’s Book. Please remember that the ideas, exploration, and tutorials behind theFriesen Projectare to get you out of your current element! It’s to get YOU claying again. Maybe you’ll learn a new technique or find something you really love!
PLEASE REMEMBER: If you have not yet signed up to receive the polymer clay & Friesen Project emails, pleasedo so now. This will ensure that no matter what you are doing, you never miss anything! Now let’s go diving … UNDER THE SEA!
Do you know what this means? This means we’re about to talk about Christi Friesen once again. Oh how I love to talk of Christi Friesen, Christi Friesen books, and her awesome style! Ok, well we’re not really going to talk about her….but we are definitely going to talk about her next book in the Beyond Sculpture series: “Welcome to the Jungle.”
Do you ever feel like you live in the Jungle? Sometimes I feel like this … especially yesterday when I found and had to squish 3 stink bugs (gross). Life can often be a jungle … but have you ever noticed that things that are healthy and strong come from a jungle? The ideas, exploration, and tutorials behind the Friesen Project are to get you out of your current element, learn a new technique, and to take a transformative journey into the polymer clay world. For many artists, they have yet to embrace the idea of combined elements and mixed media that can be used to enhance our designs.
PLEASE REMEMBER: If you have not yet signed up to receive the polymer clay & Friesen Project emails, please do so now. This will ensure that no matter what you are doing, you never miss anything! Now … let’s get JUNGLE-FIED!
Do you know what this means? This means we’re about to talk about Christi, Christi Friesen that is! Ok, well maybe not about her….but we are definitely going to talk about Christi Friesen books. You see, today is the first Friday, in a year of Friday’s, for the Friesen Project. This means that every Friday for the next year, we will be talking about Christi Friesen and begining to explore her style, unique designs, and transformative journey into the polymer clay world and using mixed media elements to enhance our work. I am so excited to be joining with you in this journey. If you have not yet signed up to receive the polymer clay & Friesen Project emails, please do so now. This will ensure that no matter what you are doing, you never miss anything! But without further ado, let’s dive in, shall we?!
I am a 100% self-taught polymer clay artist…and from being involved in many different polymer clay communities, I’m NOT the only one! It turns out that most polymer clay artists are self-taught. On Tuesdays I usually give you some kind of a tip or trick to working with polymer clay. Today I’m going a step further. I’m giving you an entire book full of tips & tricks to help you as you learn to clay. That’s right, today I am doing polymer clay book reviews and hopefully will be able to do a book review every month for you!
Has someone said this to you before? Or have you said it yourself? Maybe someone has said to you, “I only use Fimo Classic polymer clay.” In either case, I call this the “polymer clay snob syndrome.” I’ll be honest, I too prefer a certain brand of clay over others, however, I will use whatever I have and often times clay that I have found on sale or on clearance. So why am I against “polymer clay snob syndrome?”