Monday, February 3, 2014

It's not supposed to SNOW in Mississippi!!!

I tell everybody that I was born in the south for a reason!  I DON'T LIKE snow!  We so rarely get much in the way of cold weather, much less snow!  And usually when we do it is light flurries and is gone quickly.  This stayed for three days! 

I know, I can just hear you!  Those of you who are used to this are just laughing your heads off but for those of us not used to this, it was quite troublesome!  And since I live in the country - off of the frequently traveled roads - it was even worse.  Here is the view from my front porch during the snow storm.

The good news is that I did get to spend some quality time in the studio.  Our local guild, the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild is hosting a workshop with Jana Roberts Benzon on March 15 and 16, 2014.  I've been working on covering some tins to go in the goodie bags.  I used a variety of different techniques on these beginning on the top row (left to right) with a faux batik butterfly design, and three different stamped texture techniques.  The second row (left to right) is a totally random design that I wish I could duplicate!  It has the look of crumpled paper and was just the result of conditioning old and new clay together.  The other three in this row were done using a water color mokume gane.  The third row (left to right) is an ikat design with millifori flowers and leaves, then three have a hand-carved look.  They were actually done using a combination of several molds.  Two are Penni Jo Couch's designs, the other is made by Plaid as part of their Mod Podge line. 

5 comments:

Jackie said...

I agree with you 100% about the snow - we just got 18 or so inches this week! Yuck!

The tins are totally AWESOME! I love them! I bet they were fun to make.

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Those are really beautiful. You did an awesome job. Hope you have fun with Jana she is a great teacher.

playsculptlive said...

Arlene, while it's hard for me to sympathize about the snow I do agree that it helps to keep you indoors to clay. That has been my excuse and with the 3 feet of it outside, I've clayed alot this winter. lol Keep warm!

Marie said...

We are waiting for our latest storm tonight :(

I love these tins!!!

Arlene Harrison said...

Thanks guys! I am having fun with the tins. And as the Jana workshop fills up, I'm making a few more to make sure we have one for each goodie bag.

As for the snow... it is so rare for us to have anything more than a few flakes that we don't really know what to do with it! LOL! I'm just glad to see it go away!!!