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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 503181 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

4/11/19

You have a great philosophy, Jo. 

The instructor of the polymer clay course I am taking is a classic OCD personality and most of his students merrily follow in his footsteps.  If he was a quilter he would make those quilts with precisely pieced tops with millions of pieces that are obsessively quilted to death and he would win the prizes at the biggie shows.

But claying is fun in that if you make mistakes you can squish the clay, start over and re-do a piece.  LOL  (Okay, maybe not if there are 24 layers.)  wink

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

4/11/19

I love the ombre effect!  Slice, put a hole near the top, and make some to-die-for rectangular beads.

Sue in IL

latterberry

From: latterberry

4/12/19

So, what is to become of this fine stack of skinny little layers?  Will it really matter if you are 1/8th of an inch off?  I know in quilting that if a few of you seams are 1/8th of an inch off it will mess up your block, but if you are consistent all the way through, you would be OK.  You are learning and doing fine, don't worry about your OCD instructor or fussy fellow students. 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

4/12/19

Hah!  Looks like the old grump has given me a thumbs up.   

Today we will get a lesson on how to slice this striped cane with a carrot peeler gadget . We will create thin slices to make veneers that we will bake. 

Dan Cormier
11 hours ago
Good work, Judy. You’ll be fine with 1 3/8”.
latterberry

From: latterberry

4/12/19

Have fun with it.  We will be looking forward to seeing the final product!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

4/13/19

That 1/8th of an inch makes a difference?  This must be for your class.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

4/13/19

Woo Hoo!  Not as OCD as you thought.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

4/13/19

Here's what I will be struggling with today. 

Somehow his demonstration videos make the task look easy but the reality is something else ...

Hanging my head in shame persevere I will share my butchered slices. The one on the left in this photo is the first and they get better as you move to the right.  By about slice #7 or #8 they begin to look reasonable.  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

Judy don't be so hard on yourself. Your instructor has had tons of practicing his craft. I bet his first attempt was not so great either. I really like your slices.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

4/15/19

judyinohio said:

The one on the left in this photo is the first and they get better as you move to the right.  By about slice #7 or #8 they begin to look reasonable. 

Practice, Practice, Practice!  You don't think your instructor did them right the first time, do you?  They certainly did get better as you went along.

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