Creative Block Buster #16 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. Play!!! It’s all too easy to get into a rut of working with the same tried and … 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 →
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 →
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 →
What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #8 – Avatar Today’s creative block buster is to watch the movie, Avatar. Whether you’ve seen it before or not, … Continue reading →
I hope your new year is off to great start. Don’t you just love a new year? Full of promise and possibilities. A fresh start. I thought we would start the new off right here at Crafts by Chris with a shiny new product. 😉 Deal-A-Muse Adventures in Creativity Deal-A-Muse … Continue reading →
Adventures in Creativity Whether your muse is on vacation or you want to push the boundaries of your medium, Deal-A-Muse cards are a fun way to get your creative juices flowing. What is Deal-A-Muse and how does it work? Deal-A-Muse is a pdf file that contains a set of printable … Continue reading →
What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #6 – A Single Color Today’s creative block buster is to challenge yourself to create something in a single color, … Continue reading →
What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #3 – Go Macro Today’s creative block buster exercise is to go macro. Let’s take a closer look. For this … Continue reading →
I’ve been in a rut, feeling a little burnt out in my business, day to day life, what to fix for supper, the list goes on. Maybe it’s hormonal…this pre-menopausal crap is for the birds. Ok, I know you don’t really want to hear about my hormones. So, what have … Continue reading →
Friday finds is pretty self explanatory. I’ll be sharing things that catch my eye. This week is the work of Roberta Warshaw. Roberta’s background in graphic design is evident in her polymer clay bead and jewelry designs. Her mix of texture, geometric shapes and crisp clean colors has a modern … Continue reading →
Enter a world of fantasy, fairy tales and dreams. A place where design mingles with storytelling. Fashion *cool blue greens *organic *material contrasts *color contrasts *color merging *fairy tale *decay *cool sophistication *contrast *beast – dark/white *texture *shadows Accessories *punched metal *burnished metal *shark skin *ultra feminine *dramatic, bold, confident … Continue reading →
Lace has become my favorite texture to use with polymer clay. I knew there was more lace in this house somewhere, just had to locate it. 😉 Yes, I hoard fabric as well as beads. This is just a sampling of what I found. Some colors of polymer clay will … Continue reading →
While I’m working on finishing up an order and cleaning my studio up, I thought I would share some more fall/winter inspiration. Here’s another of my inspiration boards – red and black a sexy combination. Some images were chosen because of the color or design. More often than not it’s … Continue reading →
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