Friday, August 31, 2007

August Ocean Challenge of PCAGOE


It's been a month since i joined Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE) and it's a real fun, meeting nice people, sharing tips and all the goodness from communities on this lovable subject of polymer clay.

I decided to participate in the August Ocean Challenge, which was my first challenge on the guild, and for that matter i prepared 2 pieces - one was a fish barrette, and the second one was a 3 disc necklace.

Only one piece could be featured so i chose the fish barrette and was Honorable Mentioned :)



Such fun!


Thank you all voters :)







Thursday, August 30, 2007

Polymeri Online 30.8.07




End of Summer, kids are still home here in Israel, 3 more days to school - ya!!!after 2 weeks here are some new links - few Flickr Links, and more...

Noemi - startistik (from Spain?) she is a graphic designer, artistic in soul, her biggest love in the world are the animals and especially hers :)her amazing sculpturing skills for portraits, images, figures is beautiful!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/noemihurtado/

Gaby Birrer from Lungern, Schweiz makes colorful art with FIMO -http://www.flickr.com/photos/perlengaby/
Her album:
http://www.oxp.de/01a767dbe7cd42341d7ed2dc830a3f9d/Album/7683_0

Shirley Catherine Anderson is drawing and sculpting from life and from photos specializing in realism. she makes Custom Art Portraits, her work won several awards of excellence for sculpture.
http://www.andersonpaintings.com/history.htm

Tamara dozier - Tamara works in several mediums, from painting to sculpting to 3D animation. Her art tends towards fantasy but she is comfortable painting and sculpting in several styles.
http://tamaradozier.blogspot.com/

One of a kind Santa's and artdolls by Karen Vander Logt
Karen Vander Logt started sculpting Santa's and Art dolls in 1999. She is a self taught artist, She hand-sculpts each of her "One-of-a-kind" dolls using prosculpt polymer clay, glass eyes, angora mohair for her Santa's
and high quality human hair wigs for her dolls, along with her own handmade armature inside of a cloth body.
http://www.karenvanderlogt-artdolls.com/

Marianne Reitsma dolls
Marianne comes from a creative family and has been involved with art all her life. From teaching sculpting classes to having a successful career as an international doll artist with her sister Martha Boers both from Canada, Marianne finds doll art a great form of expression. this is a true jewel, amazing!
http://www.mreitsmadesign.com/
http://www.mreitsmadesign.com/dollart/mandmweb/index.html

and a photo from the "art doll quarterly"
http://www.stampington.com/assets/images/art_doll_quarterly/1art2006/1art0601_sprd_07.jpg
Lady Artisan
Lady Artisan focuses on two main themes: sculpting and ancient history. She likes sculpting figures, characters she's made up, because it gives her the opportunity to explore who they are, what they’re like, and why they’re here. Ancient art, writing, and cultural themes have captured her imagination since I was very young. she works in mixed media, mainly polymer clay.
http://www.ladyartisan.com/

TIC-TAC-TIPS
Use Tic-Tac containers for you beads :)
http://blogs.oddsocks.net/ahunt/2007/08/22/tic-tac-tut-orial/

Carol S. Zilliacus
Carol is making Polymer PaintingShe cut or tear repeated shapes out of the blended sheet of clay. she either replaced these on the original sheet or I place them on another one. Next she put the new sheet through a wide pasta machine or an
intaglio printing press. This causes the patterns to be stretched and distorted. Next she draw designs on the wet clay & cure it. When it has cooled, she apply acrylic paint. Lastly she wipes it off to achieve an embossed effect.
http://www.carolszilliacusartist.com/index.htm
http://www.carolszilliacusartist.com/polymerpntings.htm

Wired Ladies began when two friends in northern Minnesota, who both enjoyed crafts, began making their own beads for use in their jewelry - Sherry Gilstad - Wired Lady #1 and Mary LaFrance - Wired Lady #2 and they make these cute Wired Lady Pins -http://www.wiredladies.com/index.htm
http://www.wiredladies.com/jewelry.htm

Last - Scrap Feather Cane by Robin Milne http://www.polkadotcreations.com/books/article.php?id=pdcrm01

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Polymeri Online 16.8.07

I was googling the other day and found some sites that were new to me - here are some:

Bronwen Fullington @ Coat of Many Colors design spirit dolls are the result of the artist longstanding fascination with myth and story, and the desire to celebrate the human spirit,The doll made of soft bodies of silk or velvet filled and weighted with poly. The faces and hands are sculpted of polymer clay and painted. The figures are decorated with fine fabrics and fashioned or found objects.
http://signofthedoveco-op.com/member_pages/b_fullington.html

New Tinkle Art Room Website is The Polymer Clay and Creative Arts place, they hold Clay and Art classes and retail services and located in Singapore.

http://www.tinkleartroom.com/
http://www.tinkleartroom.com/Gallery.html

Don't miss the lovely photo of the butterfly cane -http://tinkleartroom.blogspot.com/2007/07/completed-cane.html

Sandra Bruce is an illustrator but is also designing and making contemporary quilts, wearable art, polymer clay art, beading and many others! For a glimpse of very fun jewelry, polymer clay creations, wearable art and quilts, click on fun page

http://www.sandrabruce.com/home2.html
http://www.sandrabruce.com/funjwl3.html

http://www.sandrabruce.com/funpage.html

tatsuko Montreal - makes the great sushi jewelry, and they have no calories too :)
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6745&section_id=5007687

Valerie Moore started beading when she was 6, and have been working with polymer clay for a little longer than that.she says she is almost completely self-taught in both beading and polymer clay.

http://www.valeriebeads.com/http://valeriebeads.blogspot.com/

you can find 3 tutorials in her site too:
http://www.valeriebeads.com/claytutorial.html

Polymer clay in new Zealand! Galleries and projects:

http://www.polymerclay.co.nz/index.html

Found on Marjorie Zambrano blog - Little people standing near stairs - so sweet! even though one of her tags says it's not polymer clay, it can be a very original idea! http://mezg2004.blogspot.com/2007/07/little-people_16.html


Beautiful Iguana Sculpturing from polymer clay by MJ Crafts Design Studio

http://www.mjcrafts-designstudio.com/images/IguanaPolymerClayPin.jpg

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I'm happy to be a Proud member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy!


As of Yesterday, I'm happy to be a Proud member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy!
To see more outstanding polymer clay art, search PCAGOE on etsy and check out our website at http://pcagoe.com/.

Polymeri Online 9.8.07


Greetings!


My children are addicted to sponge bob, it's summer vacation here in Israel and all i hear is Patrick and sponge bob yelling (good yelling) from the TV :) sometimes i sit with them and enjoy a good laugh...

I found this Sponge bob cane by Destiny Designs - easy to understand how to build it!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/destinydesigns/965458109/

If you haven't tried it before, try putting a Decal on a bead, a demo by NKP Designs - Natalie Pappas
http://nkpdesigns.com/decaldemo.html
http://nkpdesigns.com/index.html

Pamela Gilfillen - clayangel_sc is a polymer clay artist, she makes jewelry with clay and beads. Read more about her in her flickr profile.
http://clayobsession.com/
http://www.flickr.com/people/clayangel/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clayangel/


Hoss Studio

Scott Roberts / Hoss Studio

Tami Roberts / Block Studio

Their CLAYme are caricature representations of people; using your photos as reference they sculpt a polymer clay piece of artwork that can incorporate a favorite hobby, activity, sport or special moment. they also make Customized Wedding Cake Toppers.

http://www.hosstudio.com/index.htm

The Art of Consuelo Okdie by Connie Okdie, Beautiful Illustrations and Sculptures in Polymer Clay -
http://www.consuelookdie.com/galleryspec.html


2 tutorials
by Connie - Polymer Clay Window Fish


and - Polymer Clay Drinking Glass



Finally, Curious Creations by Suzy Mc'Neil - Suzy makes mirrors, bowls, plaques, jewellery, sculptures and odds & ends.
http://curiouscreations.ca/

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Polymeri Online 2.8.07


Unique One of a Kind Horse Sculptures by Mary Weldy
Mary Weldy has been in-love with horses as far back as she can remember. When her family moved to Southern California, the dream of owning her own horse became reality. Her work has exhibited throughout the Southwest and has won her awards on both the national and local levels. Her gallery contains all kind of art work - take a look.
http://www.maryweldyoriginals.com/sculpture.html

Forest Rogers - Beautiful Unicorn & fairies sculpturing -
http://forestrogers.typepad.com/

Vivy just love English Bulldogs!! she makes English Bulldog Gifts & figurines, Greeting Cards, Pictures, Books and more!
http://www.vivyland.com/
http://www.vivyland.com/figurines.html
http://www.vivyland.com/english-bulldog-gifts.html

Trimble Court Artisans - Nancy Osbahr
Trimble Court Artisans thrives with more than 50 artists and craftspeople regularly consigning their work to the shop, The shop contains a rainbow array of pottery, paintings, jewelry, textiles, stained glass, and wooden items.One of the artists, Nancy Osbahr says "I have always loved working with my hands so when I discovered polymer clay over 8 years ago, I knew I had found the magical medium that would hold my creative attention for a long time." read more at her page
http://www.trimblecourt.com/n_osbahr/n_osbahr.htm

Folk artist Patty Torres' folk art acrylic paintings on saltillo tiles and fanciful polymer clay sculptures.
http://www.pattytorres.com/

Terry Nell Morris is an artist, sculptor, she draws and made her art from paper clay and fabric with poly-fill. her MAD HATTER from "Alice in Wonderland" are amazing work of art.
http://www.terry-1.com/
http://www.terry-1.com/Mad_Hatter.htm

Greeting Cards decorated with polymer clay Celtic embellishments by E. I. Elsey's Workshop blog
http://vintagepaintworks.typepad.com/e_i_elseys_workshop/2007/02/celtic_cards.html

Rita Bellnad is a learner,a home baker, a full time mum of 6 and 4yo girls from Melbourne Australia, and she makes sweet miniature food from polymer clay :) She always loved miniatures, as well as the dollhouse and started making miniature food out of Fimo, and here's the site where she keep stories of them.
is it lunch time now? I'm hungry all of a sudden.
http://me-mini.blogspot.com/http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaybellnad/

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