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Just Let Your Creativity Flow

Just Let Your Creativity Flow

 I’ve discovered something lately, when I just lose myself in what I’m creating, it seems to come out better.  In other words, don’t plan the design beforehand, just let it happen! Whatever clay scraps or canes are in front of me, that’s what I use, it’s a very relaxed approach. Most of the time I have the TV on, I am a big fan of  I Love Lucy, so I watch a few of those episodes on the DVR, or there’s always something interesting on HGTV. This new, more relaxed attitude does have it’s drawbacks, most of the time I have no idea how I made the piece.

My latest project involves layering, with translucent clay, rainbow foils, and pearl canes.  After I bake the pendant & it’s hot out of the oven, I plunge it in a bowl of ice water.  This seems to help with the clarity in the layering.  After that I start my sanding! I usually use about 3 different grades of wet sandpaper.  I always follow that with a vigorous buffing on a microfiber dish towel. Then a nice thick layer of Enviro-tex lite resin, to bring out the colors and the depth.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.  ~Scott Adams

 

 I am thrilled to be featured on Polymer Clay Daily by Cynthia Tinapple! Thank you, I am honored to be included with so many talented polymer clay artists.