Let your imagination take flight!
One of my favorite movies is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang so you can see that influence in my retractable wings.
This is a hollow form made with Makin’s Clay and accented with
Viva Décor Inka gold metal paste.
I can see a fleet of these coming soon!
Valentines day is right around the corner!!
For me it is January the 21st !!
Because MY love is sooo special it needs it’s very own day!! aawweee
(well actually it is because 13 yrs ago we moved it to this day)
My Hubby was training for 6 weeks very far away he would be gone all of February and most of March.
It is perfect for us since we don’t exchange gifts we go out to a REALLY nice dinner.
One year we had Brunch at Tavern on the Green in NYC!
My love needs no magic bottle but it was fun to make and it was fun to EMPTY
this pretty bottle of booze!
You can see how I made this Vintage looking bottle on
the Makin’s Clay Blog
Happy Valentines Day whenever and how ever you celebrate it!
You can see all the details on how I made this tree topper that is going to be donated along with the Tree decorated by my Guild: Southern Connecticut Polymer clay guild!
Right here in the Makin’s Clay Blog.
You were ALL hoping that I have matured in some grand way! NOPE
I just checked off a goal I have been too scared too timid (yeah me timid) too reluctant to do UNTIL now !
I taught my 1st polymer clay class! I have taught for 1 on 1 or small groups but this was a class hosted by my local library the Ferguson Library in Stamford Ct.
Thanks to the support of my guild and friends at the library and at Makin’s Clay I got enough confidence to reach out to the library and ask if I could teach my Journey Totem class.
I was like a girl that wanted to play Double Dutch
I read about Double Dutch
I watched Videos on Double Dutch
I talked about wanting to try Double Dutch ……. But I
NEVER JUMPED IN !!!!!!!!!!
I guess I was afraid of getting hit on the face with the rope or falling or NOT being good at it !
Every year I have a goal or a theme for that year.
This year 2016 is the year of giving back!
I want to share my joy of creating with others. I want others to find solace and peace in their creations. I feel so blessed that I get to do things that I love and enjoy. Thanks to Makin’s Clay I get to play and explore —-and fail (3rd time’s a charm)
Makin’s donated all the clay to my class since it is air dry clay I do not have to schlepp a small oven to class.
I hope to share the joy of creating with others and learn from them at the same time.
Making Doves Cry
I was a teenager in the 80’s. I rocked BIG HAIR big parachute pants and NEON colors !
Prince was one of my favorites! I showed up at my prom in a beat up Van NOT a LIMO
The van had a kick-ass sound system installed by my prom date Carl!
( yeah I know Carl +Carole gag me with a spoon as they would say! )
Shawn was our chauffer/chaperone to make sure we did not get too crazy although we were blasting Prince’s LET’S GET CRAZY as well pulled up the hotel entrance where the prom was being held. I can still see Shawn in his cut off denim shorts and t-shirt with a tuxedo painted on the front gallantly open the side door to the van!
I’m still close friends with Carl and most of my close knit high school group!
Prince will forever have a piece of my heart !
You can see every single step how I made this sculpture on the Makin’s Clay site.
What was your fondest memory in High School?
Sure it looks good NOW……..
But look at my steps in my tutorial to see how many times I had to START over!
The 3rd time is a charm or I my case a BRACELET!!!
See the details on the Makin’s Clay site!
This is my Makin’s Clay Project for March !
Something A little Steampunk inspired.
To see ALL the details how I made this necklace check out
Makin’s Clay Blog Spot!
You NEVER know what beneath and our hearts are EVER Changing.
This statement necklace is only about 1 ½ inches wide and 2 ½ inches high, but it has a big fun impact!
I had a blast using alcohol inks for the 1st time on Makin’s Clay®
I love that Makin’s clay is so flexible that is the only way I could pull off this particular design.
You can go see how I made this necklace on the Makin’s Clay page!
That is my only resolution for this year! I would like to fill people’s heart’s with hope and love. These little Bottles of Hope are the tool to achieve this.
This simple but elegant bottle in a Faux Wedgewood look only takes about 10mins to make but the impact it will have on a cancer patient that might be having a particularly rough day of chemo is HUGE!
Lets flood the polymer clay websites with EVERYONE’s Bottles of Hope. See Diane’s inspiring story of how she started Bottles of Hope in 1999.
Really all it took was blending the peach from the earth tones collection and the Blue( F and F) on the Makin’s Clay mixing ruler and then roll out the sheet to cover the bottle and then I press some white clay into the Florals mold, and then adhere to the bottle.
Yes I’m like many others out there and I love The Wizard of Oz……….
This was my December project for Makin’s Clay you can see the details on the Makin’s Clay blog . I really enjoyed creating this project and took advantage of the Makin’s Clay double sided spinning frame!
On the reverse side I have the famous quote from the Wizard Himself ! But what I don’t show is the Tin Man’s reply. “I know but I STILL want one! ”
Remember follow YOUR own PATH by Following your heart!