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Thanks, Suze. That is what I aim for with this polymer clay hobby ... cute fun things.
I am not trying for "art" and I don't take what I do all that seriously .... this is supposed to be a relaxing and fun hobby. After years of being so serious with needlepoint, counted cross stitch and quilting where a certain amount of accuracy is required this clay can be like "kindy-garter" stuff in that there is so much leeway and room for error.
If you don't like your first effort, smush it up and try again. Unlike a cutting error in fabric, you can squish the clay back together and re-cut over and over and over. Tee hee.
Then there are the polymer clay artists who make awesome realistic sculpted figurines that are to die for .... way above my pay grade. Those are the clayers who come from a fine arts background and charge thousands of dollars for their pieces. Sigh.
Suze (casuzenn) said:
'Miss MaryJane the Pirate Gecko' is now a top.
That certainly is a doozy of a name for a quilt. Is Miss MaryJane friendly or fierce?
playing with the clay sounds very relaxing, like PLay doh but you get to keep it. My kids went through a clay phase, mostly making Christmas ornaments. We still have a few on the tree- which will be coming out in a couple of weeks. Yikes where did the year go?
That is one humdinger of a beautiful flower! A whole bunch of them together would look like a pot of zinnias. I hope you make some orange and yellow ones. Is that you name stamped or written in the center?
Is that you name stamped or written in the center?
Yes, Mrs. Eagle Eye, that's my name stamped in the center. There's a guy who makes tiny stamps like that for clayers, leatherworkers, etc. I sometimes put the stamp on the backs of pieces that I like but this time I put the stamp on a small circle of clay to put in the center of the flower before I baked it. That's not my real signature; he had about a jillion fonts to choose from and I probably spent two or three hours browsing his fonts to find one that kind of looked like my handwriting.
Is Miss MaryJane friendly or fierce?
she is stoned....
Fantasy flowers are equally lovely as real ones.
Cris in MT
I love the idea of these flowers for your pots. They'll add a lot of color and won't wilt if the squirrels dig around them.
You've got it!
As long as I have a neighbor two houses down who puts out unshelled peanuts and hangs dried corncobs for the squirrels and I have my own oak and hickory trees in our north lot I am conceding that the critters will win the Battle of the Pots.
Since the squirrels will dig I'm working on a gold-spotted black clay "varmint monster" for my next bit of creativity. He might even have fangs. (I'm thinking of perhaps a hybrid of a Darth Vader/Wookie kind of thing.)
I might as well have fun with my defeat.