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WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio

Do you ever feel you’re surrounded with WIP? Still wondering what WIP is? WIP is “Work in progress” or “Work in progression” or “Work in procrastination” or “work in process” … to be honest it depends on the week as to what the “P” in WIP actually means. Regardless, the past several weeks have been very busy and filled with a ton of creating & busy work here at KatersAcres. And today my WIP Wednesday post is on Thursday because, well, the Eeyore mask will tell you (keep reading). In the meantime, here’s a look at some other WIP that are going on in here in my studio, as well as some notes, tidbits, and some other artist’s work you may have missed. Keep reading…

  • WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay StudioFirst, I want to say thank you for your support for my Clearance Sale. As of right now all my supplies are gone! There are still plenty of adoptable figurines and studio decor that is in need of a new home if you’re in a decorating mood.
  • Every time I make a new design I always begin with the feet. Why? I don’t know. I guess because the feet always start the design flowing for me.
  • This week I used more green chalk powders than any other surface treatment. Maybe it’s the upcoming spring. Hmmmm …
  • Be sure to come on over to Parker’s Clay Tribe and join us for the March Flower’s Swap; deadline is March 18th!
  • MOLDS! Make a face you absolutely love? Don’t forget to make a mold of it!
  • Join me this coming May 19-21 to learn how to make your own fantasy faces from polymer clay. Contracts and seats for the class open March 18th! CLICK HERE to join the FaceBook group to learn how to be admitted here.
  • The newest tutorial Jiggly Skunk has been released and everyone is loving it! Be sure to grab yours here while it is on sale for its introductory price.
  • I LOVE by LC Tools Machine and the ease of which I can clean my scraper blades. [Read the article here].
  • The first full sized Schrumes doll is here and he’s ready for a new home. Patches is approximately 8″ tall and is available for adoption on Etsy.
  • I wanted to make a spiritual encouragement totem with a bird (to symbolize flight and growth) on top. This totem is inspired by Debbie Crothers Affirmation Totems, but as you can see is very different from hers [but if you’re inspired, her class is on sale for $10 this week].
  • All those lovely little bugs and such are from my submission for Into the Forest. You can read about it and learn how to get involved here.
  • Last but not least, that lovely little Eeyore mask is from my Mom. Many of you know I have Cystic Fibrosis. I have written about it several times here on the blog. It is a lifelong struggle for me. I am once again hospitalized. You can follow the journey & updates on Instagram, FaceBook, or my Blog.

Clay Community Notes and Tidbits:

  • Polymer Clay Jiggly SKUNK Tutorial by KatersAcresWondering about liquid polymer clay? Don’t miss The Blue Bottle Tree’s newest article on the subject. And don’t forget to thank her for her hard work either. It takes a lot of effort and research to keep up, maintain, and write active blogs like ours.
  • Parker’s Clayful Tutorials Club is getting TWO wiggly, jiggly, fun spring critters to put together this month. The first was the Jiggly Skunk and has been very popular already. Come and join the fun!
  • Looking to help? Consider helping the Sumunnat ladies of Nepal, the polymer clay community’s wider effort. Shop with them now.
  • It’s week 11 of the #2017PCChallenge and it’s not too late to join the fun. Come on over and join the 2017 Polymer Clay Challenge.
  • Need inspiration, encouragement, and a place to share your polymer clay work? Don’t forget to come and join us over at Parker’s Clay Tribe, a FREE FaceBook group.

Have You Seen It?

  • Bangles from Wendy Jorre de St Jorre | Made from Polymer ClayGorgeous new bangles from Wendy Jorre de St Jorre. Find it on Wendy’s FB page.
  • Check out Shilpa Shajan’s work for the #2017PCChallenge! Find it in the FB Group.
  • Jon Burgess’s new beads are absolutely wonderful and just my kind of thing too. Find them on his blog.
  • Αριέτα Σταυρίδου’s new teapot, Big Fish, is so much fun! Find it in the IPCA FB group.
  • This gorgeous new flower cane from Amatista will have you thinking spring in not time! Find it on Flickr.
  • Lorraine Vogel of Wired Orchid will have dreaming of summer beaches in no time. Find it on Instagram!

Want to be an artist of inspiration for the week?

Sometime I choose artists whose work has caught my eye during the week and share their work here during WIP Wednesday and on my FaceBook page, KatersAcres. How do you catch my eye? It’s simple … use social media. Here’s a few easy ways to catch my attention: become part of FaceBook groups, showcase your work on your FaceBook page, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, or even tag me @KatersAcres in your photos on FaceBook.

Don’t Be Silent; Chime In!

Have you made anything just for yourself this week in your studio? What inspired you to make it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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