Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Entries for the Polymer Clay Smooshers Challenge

I have finally finished both pieces for the Polymer Clay Smooshers guild challenge for this month, which was Fairy Tales.

You have probably seen my first, the Fox and the Grapes Earrings & Necklace Set, but here are the final pictures for the piece.

My second entry was inspired by the Ugly Duckling story.  I have always loved the story and was eager to translate the tale into clay.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

Chinese New Year is approaching and I have been celebrating this weekend by going to Chinese restaurants and Asian markets, stocking up on wonderful food and partaking in exotic delights.  We have a fabulous Cantonese bakery that made the most airy "Tasty Cupcakes" that I have ever tasted!  They looked like flower pot bread (bread traditionally baked in a terra cotta pot that causes the bread to bake up into a tower), but when you bit into the cake, it was so moist, it tasted as if someone had dipped it into a sugar syrup.

Since this yearis the Year of the Rabbit, I wanted to showcase a few of our Polymer Clay Smooshers wonderful rabbit creations.  By far, our guildmaster, ColtPixy, has the cutest bunny butts of any that I have ever seen.  We frequently giggle when she says she is going to go polish bunny butts...who wouldn't love one of these fellows dangling from their keys?  

Tamed does the most adorable animal creations and this little bunny always tugs at my heartstrings

CreativeCritters has the sweetest harvest bunny with amazing details in all of her garden vegetables that she has gathered for dinner.

The month has flown by!

2011 has arrived and we are already halfway through the first month of the New Year.  It always amazes me how quickly time passes, and it seems to be moving faster with each passing year.

I want to catch everyone up on a few things that I have been working on this month.  First, the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild had a challenge due at the beginning of this month with the theme being "Mythology."  Below is just a few of the many entries that we had..please check out all of them and their corresponding stores here!

There were so many wonderful and fabulous creations that were submitted.  Fans were then allowed to vote on our new challenge for the month.  The theme, "Fairy Tales" won out and we have all jumped on the many ideas that this new theme brings.  I have finished my first project, though I have not taken the final pictures yet.  I hope to do so tomorrow and I will post the updated pictures once they are finished.  But for now, here's a sneak peek at my "The Fox & the Grapes."


I have a few ideas for my second piece (and a third that I might go ahead and do, just for fun).  I often have to sketch out my ideas to see if I will be able to take the vision in my mind and transfer it into a clay creation.  With any luck, I'll have new creations by this next weekend for you to check out!