Monday, February 3, 2014
It's not supposed to SNOW in Mississippi!!!
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.