A wonderful group of polymer clay artists that share, encourage and inspire.
• Tell us a bit about where you live...
located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Surrounded by acres of Cedar, hills and native Persimmon trees, Peaceful is the word that comes to mind.
Although I am sure it's not necessarily our company they like but they are quite fond of the corn.
• What do you do when you're not polymer claying?
• What did you want to be when you were little and do you think you ever will be?
Growing up in Texas, that was the dream of many little girls. I was a cheerleader throughout school but as I got older my interests changed. So, my answer would be no.. I never will be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. =)
• Tell us something about yourself that we don't know...
This month is actually 15 yrs cancer free for me.
We are, however, fighting this battle again with my dad. He has finished radiation and we've got 3 more months of chemo. He is the strongest person I know so if anyone can do it, he can.
• Tell us your polymer clay story: What made you first try polymer clay and how long has PC been part of your life?
One day, at a garage sale, I picked up a box of mixed craft and art supplies. In the box were a couple blocks of polymer clay. I had never heard of it before so I started to research online what it was used for. From that moment, I laid down the flowers and picked up the clay and was hooked for life.
I started out making floral and lampwork style beads and then before long moved into, what I feel is my niche or calling, "Miniatures".
Now, I can't imagine "not" claying. It relaxes me and challenges me at the same time.
Claying is my passion!
• What's your favorite PC technique?
Most of my designs are 10-15mm in size. I just call it freestyle. =)
I also really enjoy clay embroidery. My signature cross pendants are done in this style.
• What are your art/design inspirations?
The trees, the bugs, all the domestic animals and wildlife that I see and interact with on a daily basis.
The colors and sounds and actions and reactions.. I am in awe of it every day.
• Show us something you’ve made with polymer clay...
My bonus question from D Michelle..
• What are your rituals or routines when getting ready to create? Do you sketch or draw/pre-plan or just wing it?
When I have an idea I usually just pull out the colors I want to use and as I am conditioning them I am planning it out in my head.. Sometimes it just doesn't come together the way I would like so I set it aside and go on to something else.. then I'm usually able to go back to the original project and work thru whatever issue I was having.
Now my question for Andrea Glick..
• Do you buy or make your own polymer tools?
Thank you so much for the opportunity to share a bit of me with you.
Have a fabulous day!