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Posted on April 16, 2014 in Work In Progress by Katie Oskin
Does your “work” in your studio each week tend to carry a “theme” with it? I never used to think mine did, until I started my WIP Wednesday’s Series of posts this year. I realized something in taking all those photographs, there really is a pattern to my work.
As I mentioned above, it seems that my “work” in my polymer clay studio has taken on a pattern. It’s hard for me to believe that, because I always thought that my work was led by the “scratch what itches most” mentality. This past year in 2014, I decided that I would start a new series of blog posts entitled “WIP Wednesday.” This series of posts was to showcase what all I do in my studio. My studio is about more than just Parker & Lolly, though they certainly take center stage. But I have found through the years, that I get “bored” very easily … so I have always been the type of creative that does something for a long time, then changes direction, only to change direction again. Maybe you work like that too … This being said, through all the photos that I take in my studio (many of which you can see as I am working on Instagram) on a day by day basis, I have recognized that each and every week, there is a pattern that emerges.
The pattern that emerged this week were dozens of polymer clay caned flowers, and I do mean dozens of them. This year I get to participate in two artist fairs in my local area. I’m very excited about this, the entries are juried and I will be participating on “Artists Day” and “Kid’s Day.” This being said, I wanted to showcase a lot of my “other work” aside from my sculptures. Even though these shows are 3 months away, I have begun the work of preparing for them. Some of that work includes making my vast supply of polymer clay caned flowers, these flowers end up in necklaces, keychains, & much more. This week, I made a lot of these caned specialties as you can see at the right.
What’s going on in your studio? What are you working on? Is there a project you’d like to see me tackle and feature on the blog? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts & ideas!