Monday, April 27, 2009

bitchy peas in a pod


bitchy peas in a pod, originally uploaded by coltpixy.

Ever heard the expression "peas in a pod" to describe like minded people? That is what inspired Deronda of http://derondadesigns.com to come up with the idea for this particular pod of peas. I made them today out of polymer clay. It is a 2½ inch long magnet.
It features: Moanie, Bitchy and Whiny. They scream and rant so much they do not notice when the spittle flies from their mouths.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mokume Gane


green Mokume Gane, originally uploaded by coltpixy.

Mokume Gane is the Japanese term for "woodgrained metal". It is also the name of a technique used in polymer clay.
These Mokume Gane pieces are a work in progress. Not finished yet. These have been cured and sanded with 9 different varying grits of wet/dry sand paper then buffed with old denim.
Now I am going to add a clay edging around them. Once finished they will be used in a project I am finishing today

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sneaker Tuesday

Each Tuesday at 8pm Central the Art Fire Sneakers announce a seller to "ambush" on Art Fire. We go on a media blitz to promote this seller and their Art Fire studio.
We choose sellers who have been on Art Fire at least two months, are verified, do not have many sales yet remain positive.
Do you fit that criteria? If so our un-sub could be you!

It is a lot of fun. We would love for you to join us. You do not have to join the ning to participate. The un-sub will be announced on the Art Fire forum, Twitter, Plurk, Blockhead radio and many other places. Come join the fun!


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Sunday, April 12, 2009

purple mica shift


purple mica shift, originally uploaded by coltpixy.

Working my way down the list of colors I can get to work for me. I like the way these purple ones came out. The larger ones are 1 inch wide.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Orange Mica Shift In Polymer Clay

orange mica shift fish
I have become completely obsessed with the mica shift technique. Orange being my baby sister's favorite color I thought I would attempt to achieve the shift in this color. I am thrilled that I was able to do it! These are just under 1½ inches long and are magnets.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mica Shift Bunny


keychain side 1
Originally uploaded by coltpixy

In case you haven't noticed I am currently addicted to polymer clay using the mica shift technique. It looks 3 dimensional even though it is not.
This piece is a pale blue. It has a bunny on one side and a swirl pattern on the other. There is a photo of the other side in my Flickr photos. This one got turned into a key chain.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sandcastle


Grove Sandcastle
Originally uploaded by ImageMD

Every once in a while you read something so beautiful that you just have to share. Today I read a blog post that falls into that category. It is A Trip To The Beach by Ninja Jenn. I highly recommend that you take a moment to check it out.

I also would like to thank Ninja Jenn for going out of her way to help me give this blog a make-over. I could not have done it without her.