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!
- We’re starting off this week with this gorgeous picture from Ed Street. Ed photographed my work that I sent to Toni Ransfield. Ed has been taking pictures for years. He’s a fantastic photographer! I’m always stunned at the fabulous pictures he takes. Toni and I were last minute swap partners for the March Parker’s Clay Tribe FLOWER Swap.
- Acrylic paints, oh how I love thee! I love acrylic paints almost as much as I love polymer clay. Come read my recent article on acrylics and polymer here.
- My newest tutorial, Kokeshi Dolls, will show you how to use a common art supply, fluid glazing medium with polymer clay.
- While I was down and out, spending time in the hospital, I revamped my planner pages. Last week was my first week with them. This week I’m used to them and in LOVE with how they are working for me.
- Yeah, I’m playing with snapchat filters. They are kinda cool. Don’t make fun of me for it. ;-).
- POLYMER CLAY HAUL! *Swoon*
- Don’t miss the Easter Bundle Pack that’s on sale right now for Easter!
- My hubby turned 35. I spoiled him and made him a really cool cake topper (article forth coming).
- Still obsessed with this spiritual encouragement totem I made, inspired by Debbie Crothers Affirmation Totems.
- Kokeshi Dolls! Kokeshi dolls are Japanese dolls that are symbols of friendship and are often traded amongst good friends and family members. I’m absolutely in love with these little dolls. I hope you will be too. At Parker’s Clay Tribe this month we’re doing a Kokeshi Doll Swap! If you’re not a member (it’s a free FaceBook group) come on over and join us! When you do you can get in on the swap and get a nice hefty coupon for a discount on the tutorial too.
- Last but certainly my doll and necklace from the Sumunnat ladies of Nepal, arrived. I’ll be doing a full blog post soon. In the meantime, help encourage these fine ladies: Shop with them now.
Clay Community Notes and Tidbits:
- Polyform’s newest liquid clay: Sculpey CLEAR releases later this month, look for it this Spring, it’s going to be a hit! As soon as I can get some, I will review it for you.
- I’m the blogger this month over at Polyform. Be sure to look for my articles later this week and project later this month.
- Polyform’s website got a recent makeover, if you haven’t seen it, be sure to check it out!
- Parker’s Clayful Tutorials Club is all about Japanese Culture this month. It’s going to be a fun month with new ideas and fun projects. Be sure to come and join us!
- Don’t forget that I’m teaching a fabulous Fantasy Faces Workshop in Columbiana, Ohio. Deadline to register is coming up on April 18th! Get details here.
- It’s week 14 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?
- Gorgeous new Floating Market from Melissa Terlizzi. Find it on Melissa’s FB page.
- Check out Martina Buriánová’s work for the #2017PCChallenge! Find it in the FB Group.
- Watch Meg Newberg expertly and efficiently manipulate a skinner blend to begin a flower petal cane. Watch on YouTube.
- Let Mo Clay’s teach you how to make your own deep texture stamp. Learn how on YouTube.
- If you haven’t taken the time to look at Stéphanie Kilgast’s latest work, she’s doing some fantastic new things with her miniatures! Find her on Flickr.
- PolyJoly shared her ring cones! These would be great for craft shows or to be made with scrap clay for your own rings! 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.