Polymer Clay Creative Tip #1

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Polymer Clay Creative Tip 1 - Fuel Your Imagination by KatersAcres

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Polymer Clay Tip #1: Finding Inspiration

One of the most frequent questions that I receive from my readers is this: Where do you find your inspiration?  The answer to this question is as simple as it is complicated. Why? Because in some ways you have to  search for creative inspiration and yet in other ways it stares you in the face every single day.

Inspiration is all around you, train yourself to see it!

My #1 polymer clay tip is learning to see what’s around you. Inspiration can be found all around you in the great outdoors: moss growing on trees, flowers, vining ivy up a tree, leaves, swamp mold, lily pads, grass, butterflies, birds, and so much more.  Inspiration can be hiding just inside your home: the pattern on your duvet, the texture on your couch, that gorgeous rug you bought last year, the veggies in your fridge.  Inspiration lies deep inside of books, movies, even television!

The thing is this, you have to choose to see it in order to be inspired.

Image from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I was recently inspired by this picture I found while rummaging through google for ideas for a brick wall. Do you know what it is? It’s a portrayal of the “Secret Garden” from the book “The Secret Garden” be Frances Hodgson Burnett … but do you know what that image became? That image became a part of a Parker’s story, it became a hallmark of a “new chapter” in Parker’s world. This image recreated itself in Parker’s world, Kater’s Acres, and became the entrance to the Magic Forest that he found. Read more about it here.

KatersAcres on TwitterDid You Know?

Some of my followers may have noticed on Twitter I have started tweeting out some tips to help your polymer clay creating. I started sending out some of these tips about a month ago. Every day I tweet new tutorials, polymer links, fun, & oodles of information, so if you don’t already follow me, come on over and follow me now!

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,



2 thoughts on “Polymer Clay Creative Tip #1

  1. Still working on staying inspired. Have you ever shared how you came up with Parker? I love that he is totally unique. I hope one day I will be inspired enough to come up with my own unique idea 🙂

  2. oooh that door made me think of ‘magic’ soon as I saw it. Like a hidden fairy door. As for how I get my inspiration, I think that while I’m physically an adult, mentally I’m just a kid with lots of practice. I see magic in the world around me and often have too many sculpting idea. When in doubt I’ll go to Pintrest and type in words like ‘fairy’ or ‘elf’ and let the images inspire me

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