Saturday, May 28, 2011

Polymer Clay Class last week

I took a class with a wonderful teacher and clay artist, 
Sophia from my local Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild last week.  
She also does beautiful ceramic work. 
We learned to make a faux wood or bone technique and made pendant dolls. 

I had to be a little different and make my mouth 
with the sliced coffee stir stick we used for the eye indentations. 
She looked too sad with  a frown 
so I added the up turn spots 
and look she's a
Little Faux Wood Vampire Doll
for all those Twilight Fans out there.  
It was especially fun to make the wire coiled hair and the tiny earrings. 
This doll is 5 1/4" tall from the bail to the tip of her tooth shaped body.  
This is the first time I have ever used super soft sculpy as a base for beads too.  
It was a little difficult to keep it from getting lumpy 
when you cover the center with the sheets of the wood grain clay.  
All in all it was a really fun day with some new people I hadn't met 
and I would like to make more dolls with my own style.  
I have been dreaming up ideas for more faux wood pieces, beads...... very inspiring class. 

I am taking a few moments to think about all those gave their lives to preserve freedom,
something I never want to take for granted.  
Thank you to all those with loved ones in the military for your many sacrifices. 

I am off to mow the lawn before it gets too hot.

My dream mower- it's either this or I hire Chippendale's Men!
Our  friends Rick and Tanys are in town this weekend 
so I am looking forward to seeing them tomorrow night 
and having a chocolate-raspberry beer at the Yard House Brewery. 

Happy Memorial Day 
and I hope you all have a very safe and wonderful holiday week-end.