Monday, October 26, 2009

The Effect of Season Changes on Polymer Clay

The intention was to do some navy and white cane work but I looked across the street and realized I have been seduced by the colours on autumn Well I had planned on making buttons with fall colours so that is the direction that my fingers took me.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Just Because of the Colour

This is a picture daughter Sophie took on her tie dyed lab coat. Now I should try to recreate this with skinner blends.

I am a sucker for spectral arrangement of colours.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fall is Here

The is no denying it. Fall is definately here. The rain is pouring down outside. Typical west coast weather but we have had our share of sun and this is a rain forest.

And what's to during this rainy weather. Lots. It is the end of the long run into the holiday season and fingers fly trying to get everything ready on time. So what is for fun? Well working at a friends studio. Yesterday when the weather was fine I spent part of the day at Carmen's studio so the polymer clay buttons could play in the fabric - get to know the territory.

Friday, October 9, 2009

All this for a Little Bug

So this is what you have to do to have a little ladybug land on a little flower pin. I will give you a bit of a blow by blow in the creation of a PC ladybug.

1. You have your sketch and your conditioned clay.
2. The basic can begins to come together.
3. A little added here
4. and a little taken away to get the proportions better.
5. the head is lined up with the body to see how muchhas to be removed to get the angle right.
6. You cut away before adding the head.
7. The half lady bug is cut and recombined with a thin strip of black to divide the body down the middle.
8. Squeeze the halves together
9. and reduce the cane. I like Donna Kato's method of reducing the ends first and letting the middle catch up.

And there you have it. Here is the sketch that I used as a start. The circles and triangles show that shape of the pieces of clay that I anticipate using.

And for me this was a trail of my photo paint program - I am a little out of my depth.

A Great Day to Drift up Main Street

Last Saturday and Sunday were the best Main Drift ever.For once the weather co-operated. Thanks to all who came by to chat and buy. It was busy and it was only at a quiet moment like this that I could step away from my tent ( not shown) to take a quick photo of our little shop.

Now it is onward with hardly a breath until the 20th of December when I will be finished to 2009/

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Drift on Main Street This Weekend

The 5th annual Drift is this weekend! Over 100 artists, 35 Artists' Working Studios & 80 Main Street Shops, Cafes & Galleries team up to host this free 2-dayart party!
(You can see art in Main Street Shops October 1-15th, but the artist studios willonly be open for that weekend) The event is FREE to the public and takes place in shops, cafes, galleries and openstudios all along Vancouver's go-to destination for art, design and great food:
Main Street! The Drift is in its 5th year as an annual community art event, and has become aninvaluable contributor to the fall art scene in the Main Street/ Mount Pleasantneighborhood.The Drift is a self-guided art tour. Pick up a Drift 2009 Tour Guide & Map at
Arts Off Main artists Cathy Blake, Lee Sanger, Julie McInytyre and Joan Tayler represent The Drift at Arts Off Main Gallery at 216 E 28th. Plus view other Arts Off Main partners work as well.

Arts Off Main
216 E 28th Ave