Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Work Table Wednesday

After the craziness of the holidays, I am trying to get back into a normal schedule of blogging.  My friend Star at had the great idea of restarting Work Table Wednesday with her blog and I am joining her in the process!

The first picture I'd like to share with you is my 3 Leaf Clover Itty Bitty Cthulhu.  He is nearly finished and only needs a base and some glaze to protect him from any glittery leprechauns!  There are several other Itty Bitty Cthulhus in progress, as you might notice from the background!

If you look carefully, as several friends and fans on my Facebook page did, you will see a suspiciously Vulcan Itty Bitty Cthulhu.  After hearing the news about Mr. Leonard Nimoy passing away on Friday, I immediately sat down and started working on a tribute Itty Bitty Cthulhu.  He will not be for sale.  

He is the first Itty Bitty Cthulhu that I have made for myself.  He still needs a final round of curing, before getting a glaze and base of his own.  Star Trek has contributed a major influence on my life and Mr. Spock was one of my favorite characters.  Mr. Leonard Nimoy was an amazing actor and man, whom I enjoyed watching in many projects.  He will be missed.  LLAP.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a delightful New Year!

It has been very busy over the last several weeks, but as things begin to calm down and the weather turns gloomy here...I am able to sit more and more at my craft table to focus.

One project that I had a great deal of fun creating were these racing pigeons:

During the holidays, two of my other creations found new homes!  My Itty Bitty Santa Cthulhu and my miniature Koi Pond both traveled to their new owners.  I am so thrilled that they arrived safely!

I am trying out a few new techniques, at the suggestion of my fellow polymer clay artists.  So far, I am liking the effects, but you will have to stay tuned to see what those changes will be!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

State Fair Entries

It is that wonderful time of year!

The leaves are beginning to turn, the wind has turned chilly and shadows grow longer each day.

The State Fair is right around the corner and I'll be turning in my entries tomorrow!  I'm so excited to see all of the wonderful artists and get ready for the fabulously fried food that comes along with the state fair!

Here is a sneak peek of my entries:

Here, a baby alligator is taking his first peek at the large world around his nest.  He peeks out of his egg, deciding whether to venture out into the large world or stay hidden for a little while longer.

Thanks to a very good friend, I've had these wonderful cups for a project for several months now.  I'm still working out details for my ultimate project, but I wanted to do something fun for this entry!  So, I took glow-in-the dark clay and made a daisy, then complemented it with a lovely tulip.

Sometimes, I like to develop stories for my pieces.  This one, a hen lays a very unusually large egg, which garners a lot of attention from the local newspaper!  Here, Henrietta is sitting on top of her precious egg in her nest while a copy of the newspaper has blown up against the egg.

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons and I have wanted to tackle a leaf bowl ever since I made the acorn egg two years ago.  This is the result.  The leaves have gaps between them, allowing light to peek out from a tealight.