polymer clay cubed

Open invitation to polymer clay artists…. The 411 There is no fee to participate, but advance registration is required. Certain logistics and guidelines have been established for the collective success of both the project and the exhibition. Detailed instructions, resources, and templates will be sent directly to each participating artist. Deadline … Continue reading

2013 color trends

Pantone has announced their top ten colors for women for Fall 2013. The colors are: Deep Lichen Green (a muddied hunter green), Acai (a purple inspired by the berries), Emerald, Mykonos Blue (inspired by the Greek Island), Turbulence (a true grey), Samba (a favorite of Rachel Roy), Linden Green (a … Continue reading

in the studio – advertising and back issues

My business up to this point has been built on word-of-mouth referrals. I decided this year to step it up with some advertising. I’m starting small…small is definitely the key word here. Grabbing someone’s attention with a 125 by 125 pixel ad is not an easy thing to do. Here’s … Continue reading

where you purchase your polymer clay

Where you purchase your polymer clay is important. Case in point, I was in the middle of working on color mixes for the Kato Spring 2012 color recipe ebook and opened a “new” package of magenta. The first thing I noticed was that the color in the middle of block … Continue reading

monthly muse – tribal

February’s Monthly Muse inspiration is all about tribal prints in neutral colors like black, white and tan (Nomad). If you’re feeling bold… try adding a pop of color, like Tangerine Tango or Deep Orchid. Or add rich gold for a luxurious look. I did manage to find a little time … Continue reading

FIMO spring 2012 color recipes and a blast from the past

Yes! The FIMO Spring 2012 color recipes are done and the ebook is now available right here on my website and in my Etsy shop. The blast from the past happened a couple of days ago on Facebook. My friend Amy posted a couple photos…. …These were the beads that … Continue reading

spring pastels

At the moment, I’m lovin’ the spring pastels. As you may remember, the last color palette of the week (CPAW) for 2011, consisted of Margarita, Sweet Lilac and cockatoo. Today I wanted to share what Veronique Hoffmann (Fimomaus) created with this color palette. The combination of the crackle look with … Continue reading

monday inspiration – sweet

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas! I have been enjoying family time and a little break from work, but time to get back at it. I have lots of plans for 2012. Sweet spring colors make up this week’s color palette a week (CPAW). Margarita, Sweet Lilac and Cockatoo … Continue reading

monday inspiration – vibrant

Vibrant colors for this week’s color palette a week (CPAW). It’s hard to believe that there is only one more Monday left in 2011. I’m off to try and finish up my Christmas shopping today. I’m so behind and feeling the stress. Must remember to breathe…..