"Hello everyone, it’s been awhile since I’ve shown what I’ve been up to, but trust me, I’ve been having lots of fun. I’ve observed over the years, that generally if you are led to some art form you may start one place, with one medium, then go into other “side roads” along your journey.Now it may be all toward “jewelry artist” that your “side roads” lead using several different specialties such as bead weaving, metal artist, glass artist, gemstone cutter, wire worker, etc.
For a couple of years I seriously wanted to try PMC (Polymer Clay) but wasn’t keen on spending a great deal before I found out if I’d be good at it. So I stocked up on polymer clay, a few tools a few books and spent time on YouTube!
I had played with clay years ago with my kids, so I already had a little experience, but also some tools. I even had some of the beads we had made. In all honesty, of all the things we had done together, everyone spent many hours on this activity. This time my granddaughter and I spent hours together, which is Nana’s favorite thing to do anyway!I have to say, once again that I think I chose this for therapeutic reasons. It may sound strange, but you can relieve so much stress just playing with clay!! This medium has grown tremendously both for jewelry artists and so much more. If you do a search (on YouTube, Pinterest, etc.) you are going to see some of the most incredible creations. You may get smitten and you WILL definitely be impressed!
In the collage you can see some ways I’ve explored “canvases” for uses.
I’ve done journals, pens, Candle holders, hair accessories, pendants, cabochons, buttons…and so much more! The things that I love about this medium is its flexibility, it’s inexpensive, gender and age neutral…tons of fun for everyone and perfect for family time.
Wow…that sounded like a commercial! I will warn you, if you are anything like me you can easily become addicted to this medium!
I hope I’ve given a slight overview about a very fun “side road” to venture down some day. At the very least, go take a peek at some seasoned artists' creations or check out a tutorial or two. Polymer Clay is a stress reliever, great family project and a new palette for your creativity!"