Art Bead Scene March 2015
Two heads are better then one-- or Happy Easter! I've been learning to work with Polymer Clay and love Raku- so a few internet searches and I found some lovely tutorials for creating a Raku finish. I wanted to capture a totem feel with the heads and although sideways one of them looks like Elvis totem, it will always hold a special place in my heart since it's one of the first ones I've created. A shout out to Maureen Carlson for her mentorship and mold to get me started. Who knew I loved faces so much. Now masks and faces are something I look for as a springboard for creativity. The ceramic beads are from Tracey Donohughe from Pittsburgh, Her beads are so hard for me to part with, I love them all. And special thanks to Heather for the artistic nudge and a fun filled weekend exploring metals and polymer when she visited Baltimore.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Registration is open, and I will be in attendance this year! Cindy brings some wonderful talent to Northern VA. I hope you will take a look at her website and consider taking a class. It's a great way to meet like minded people, bang on some metal or play with clay to release stress, and create.
It has fast become my stress relief of choice, and my jewelry gets compliments all the time. I've branched out to make wedding jewelry, repair and redesign for friends and this Spring I hope to try home shows. A girl has to do something to keep her favorite past time afloat now that her boy, is a college student.
Only twice what I paid for high school, thanks to scholarships, but it will take twice as long to pay it off, or I can try to subsidize in creative ways. So being the organizer that I am, I will be trying to augment some new shows in the area with artists I know and build a spot for myself where I fit in the best.
So taking classes and focusing on skills for certain mediums is the goal of this summer and fall. With sketchpad in hand and a mind filled with ideas, it's time to put the mind to the metal and get busy. Now where to find the time.... Good thing I'm an early bird.