Keep watching for the opening of thepaperwhisperer.etsy.com.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
I make two kinds of ACEOS. One is a glossy photo of a pile of my beads with some scrapbooking-type embellishments added. The other (above) is actually made from polymer clay cane work. I make the art right onto a playing card, bake it, and then peel off the card and sign the back of the clay. This one, Desert Tiles, is my favorite so far. See my whole page of ACEOs here.
There are lots and lots (at this moment 6578) of ACEOs for sale at etsy, and I searched the site for ACEOs made by my friends at the polymer clay artists guild of etsy (PCAGOE). Turns out that so far, just a few of us are making them, and even with just these few, I'm amazed at the diversity of talent in this group! (Click the highlighted names to visit their etsy shops!)
The Pear by blockpartypress
Mysterious Funky Bubbles by polyclarific
Emotional by IttyBittiesForYou
Lost Souls by ElizabethBonura - This one amazes me. It's an entire 3-D sculpture, and shiny to boot!
So there you have it, folks, the world of ACEOs!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
This is cool because it can be a picture frame or... it comes with a mirror. Nothing like a dual-purpose star in complementary colors. What more could you want, really?
I also made a bunch of new shakers and tried filling them with different things to get different sounds. The sound I like best so far is the little glass seed beads, which is great since I hardly ever use them in jewelry any more. Perfect. This one has about five different canes, and I love the colors.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Bracelet kits include a combination of handmade polymer clay cane work divadea beads and various other wood, glass, plastic, vintage, acrylic, clay and/or other coordinating beads with a bit of stretchy cord to string them.
Divadea will be at Lancaster Eastern Market this Saturday, August 11, from 9 AM to 2 PM. Central Pa-ers, come visit! There will be art, music and locally grown food and flowers.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I just created a treasury on etsy. I love it. You can see it for about 2 days here. My favorite item in it is Gabriel's Little Bird Shrine. Actually, I love all of her work. Check out her etsy shop.
Another great site to visit is The Life of Ben, a Polymer Man. Oh my goodness, this cracks me up every time. It's a must-read blog about the adventure, trials and tribulations of an adorable polymer clay dude, so check it out.
Soon soon soon, I will be posting a give-away here for a fun jewelry DIY kit. Stay tuned.
Friday, August 3, 2007
I especially love the pumpkin beads!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
This one's my favorite from the kitchen section. (I'm a citrus fanatic), but there's also red wine, peppers, tomatoes, tea, milk and others. Click here to buy it for me, well, or for yourself if you must.
Shellie calls her art "Fabric on Wood," and her pieces are this wonderful collage-y mix of colors and patterns. She describes the process like this: Fabric on Wood Process- Each cut out piece of fabric is placed on the wood with a rice based starch and then polyurathaned several times. Some pieces are touched up with acrylic or oil paint, gel pens, oil pencils or anything I can get my hands on that I think will do the job.
There are few people with such an eye for color and design. I love the way the colors flow into each other, the way the fabric patterns fit their subjects so perfectly, and the way the pieces bring collage and painting into the same realm seamlessly.
I've been admiring this one for a while. It's called Her Little Dream World, but it's not little. This one is 15.25 x 36 inches of vibrant colors. Most of the Fabric on Wood pieces are smaller than this, though, and perfect for hanging in a small or large space, preferably at eye level to be admired over and over.