“It’s a new dawn It’s a new day It’s a new life For me And I’m feeling good” Listen to Feeling Good – Nina Simone to get you in the mood. A new year, a fresh start. It’s time to let go of things that hold you back…comparing your yourself/ … Continue reading →
Creative Block Buster #14 What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Take a Class or Workshop Learn a new technique or something entirely different. Besides picking up a … Continue reading →
Artist: Beth Sullivan, D.O. URL: Beth is currently working on rebuilding her stock of jewelry and home decor items after her first ever craft fair so that she can open an Etsy shop. When she does, I’ll post the link. About the Artist/Entry: Beth shared these beautiful Steampunk polymer clay … Continue reading →
Continuing the series on color palettes, this week’s post is about color palette generators. Previous posts in this series: Tips For Working With Color Palettes Color Palette Sources – Part One Color Palette Sources – Part Two Color Palette Generators There are different types of color palette generators out there … Continue reading →
Yes, I have more color palette sources for those of you looking for inspiration. You can find Color Palette Sources – Part One here. Color Palette Sources – Part Two ColorWorld (lots of great color and fashion trend inspiration) colourQ (this blog posts a weekly color palette challenge for scrapbooking, … Continue reading →
Last week’s Tips For Working With Color Palettes post, mentioned that color palettes are the go-to source for many artists when looking for inspiration. So, I thought I would share with you some online sources for color palettes. And since it’s easy to get lost “down the rabbit hole”, I … Continue reading →
Color Palettes as Inspiration When looking for inspiration, color palettes are the go-to source for many. We collect color palettes like they were trading cards and devote Pinterest boards to them. We are drawn to palettes that reflect our personal color preferences, whether we are consciously aware of it or … Continue reading →
The Evolution of a Design Or a look into the crazy inter-workings of a creative mind. I thought I would combine #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) with some thoughts on the evolution of a design. Often a design pops into your head fully formed and you take it from there. Other … Continue reading →
Epic Fail Weekend Saturday So…last weekend I decided to work on my February Challenge vessel. The plan was to get started right after I threw in a load of laundry, which is when everything went to hell… I go down to the basement to start a load of laundry and … Continue reading →
A new perspective on polymer clay. Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Polymer clay often gets a bad rap for being a plastic material, but it’s all about perspective. While flipping through a recent issue of Fast Company Magazine I came across … Continue reading →
What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #11 – Explore Other Mediums This creative challenge is all about finding inspiration from other mediums. Do a … Continue reading →
What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #10 – Taking risks! Today’s creative block buster is a little different. It’s more of a thinking exercise. … Continue reading →
What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #9 – How many ways? Today’s creative block buster is to challenge yourself to see how many different … Continue reading →
I managed a little creative time in the new studio recently. I’ve been playing around with the idea of something to go on one of the tan walls in our bedroom. That goes with the afghan bedspread. So, this is what I came up with, but I’m … Continue reading →
Polymer Clay Color Recipes for Premo, FIMO Professional, and Kato brands of polymer clay and tutorials.
Other Products To Check Out
I love tools that serve more than one purpose. Lee Ann Armstrong's Simple Slicer not only allows you to achieve thin slices of polymer clay canes, it can also hold your 3 x 5" color recipe cards.
Marcy's Signature Clay
If you work with Kato polymer clay, Marcy of Marcy's Signature Clay has some beautiful flower canes. And those of you who use my color recipes will recognize some of the color names....