Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Inspired by Fairy Tales

 I drew from my imagination and the tale Jack and the Beanstalk to create this golden egg.

Golden Egg

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pantone 2011 Colors

This is not a great photo but I wanted to show you one of the things I have been playing with.

honysuckle bunny butt


Recently 2GoodClaymates shared Kato recipes for 3 pantone color shades on her blog and showed some beautiful things she is making with them. I made this bunny butt pendant using the recipes from those 3 colors. Peapod, beeswax and honeysuckle.
Thanks 2GoodClaymates!

Monday, January 17, 2011

faux cinnabar

Playing with various techniques again. This time faux cinnabar. The bottle is 1 5/8 inches (4 cm) tall to the top of its polymer clay stopper. You can click the image to see a larger photo.

cinnabar wish bottle


There are more images from different angles HERE.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bunnies and snow

Today is day 2 of being snowed in and looks like we will be stuck again tomorrow. View from my front porch this morning...

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As you can see I live in a very rural area. That and being in the deep south where they don't prepare for such things means the road I live on is impassible. So I have been playing. Excuse the bad photo but it is a work in progress shot. The polycrylic finish is wet so I cannot move it to my light box just yet...

bunny butts


I love playing with mica shift. Next on my list are some little mini sculptures.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Itty bitty owl


front and side view of mini owl
Originally uploaded by coltpixy

I waited to show this until it made it to its new home. This is a little bitty owl I designed and made for my friend sukigirl. This collage shows the front and side view. You can click it to see a larger image.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thor's Hammer

Mjollnir, Thor's Hammer.

Mjollnir Thor's Hammer


It is 4 1/4 (11cm) tall. To get a piece this large to fully cure it cannot be solid polymer clay. It has a tight aluminum core over a wire armature. Then it was covered with apoxie sculpt. Apoxie Sculpt and Magic Sculp are both chemical cured clays.... there are 2 parts and both have to be mixed together equally. They are polymer clay compatible and can withstand the heat needed to cure the polymer. After allowing it to cure for more than 24 hours I covered it with faux bronze and faux wood polymer clay.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

teeny roses

1 3/4 inch tall wish bottle. I created for the new Color Palette A Week flickr group.

black and red


This group is for any medium. Each week new colors will be chosen, this week it is red and black. I think it sounds like a lot of fun and plan to participate as often as I can.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New toy: Extruder

The only extruder I have ever used is an old kemper plunger type that my husband had to make an attachment for me to be able to use it. I don't use an extruder very often so I never thought much about getting a new one. Recently I saw a Walnut Hollow extruder listed at ClayAlley.com and loved the idea of one with a built in handle. Decided to try it out and boy am I glad I did!



It is easy to use, easy to clean and did I mention it is easy to use? I love new tools!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Apple of Discord

Eris is the Greek goddess of discord and strife. She is Ares' constant companion and follows him everywhere. Eris is sinister and mean, and her greatest joy is to make trouble. She has a golden apple that is so bright and shiny everybody wants to have it.

apple of discord


When she throws it among friends, their friendship come to a rapid end. When she throws it among enemies, war breaks out, for the golden apple of Eris is the Apple of Discord. She did this once during the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, and this act brought about the Trojan War.

Eris was angered by the fact that she was not invited to the wedding. But seriously, why would anyone want her to be at their wedding when she was nothing but the ultimate drama queen and troublemaker. She tossed her golden apple onto the wedding table and announced it to be for the fairest. The goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite each wanted to claim it and each reached for the apple. Zeus proclaimed that Paris, prince of Troy and thought to be the most beautiful man alive, would act as the judge.

Each of the three goddesses immediately attempted to bribe Paris to choose her. Hera offered political power. Athena promised skill in battle. Aphrodite tempted him with the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. While Greek culture placed a greater emphasis on prowess and power, Paris chose to award the apple to Aphrodite, thereby dooming his city, which was destroyed in the war that ensued.

The classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty is partly inspired by Eris's role in the wedding of Peleus and Thetis.