Friday, April 30, 2010

If...'re in the Allentown area May 1, stop by and see me at From Scratch INDIEdependent Handmade Market. It 10-4pm at the Trexlertown Grange.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Muse has left the building!

I set aside the entire day today to work on pieces for the show next weekend. This was the last day I had decided to give myself leeway (ok don't quote me on that) to start any new work.

Got up early. Excited to get started and then...nothing. I just felt muddled, uninterested. How incredibly inconvenient!

Oh well. I refused to just sit there in that puddle and instead finished pieces that were already in progress. In the long run this was probably a good idea anyway. Many of these parts have been sitting around for weeks (or in the case of those round, white beads, months) while I considered how they would be used. The last photo shows a bracelet with its umbilical cord still attached. I might re-string it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

From Scratch

I'll be joining a bunch of great artists and craftsman at the upcoming From Scratch Indie Market, May 1, 10am-4pm at the Trexlertown Grange just south of Allentown, PA. Check out their site for details and directions.

I attended the Christmas From Scratch Market as a shopper. Its a great show with a nice range of products including food and live music! When Pam who runs the show invited me to the spring one I jumped at the chance.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Just a little reminder

My young neighbors came to see my demo day at the museum last month. They purchased their own hot pink polymer clay the following day and mimicked my demonstrations for their mom. How cute is that? I made time for them to come to my studio last weekend, to use my tools and get a short "lesson". Turns out I got the lesson.

After going over the the basics I set out a bunch of tools and let them have at it while I worked on some carved rings. After about 20 mins. I started asking what they would like to make. "Beads!" I said. "How about a pile of pink beads to string?" A pendant? A ring? They weren't interested. A little frustrated I asked "then what do you want to DO?" The younger of the two girls said quite matter-of-factly "well...we just want to PLAY of course."