Do That Homework!

Making Faces, Forms and Masks

and also turn it in–that’s what I tell my students, the people I tutor, my kids–other people’s kids–and I take my own advice.  Don’t just be a wild child–do your homework first! I do it, and I turn it in on time. My husband is very amused by the fact that I often manage to sell . . . → Read More: Do That Homework!

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaf mask by Rebecca Wells Stout

Time is passing quickly–I’m gearing up for the Houston International Quilt Festival that is coming right up at the beginning of November. In addition to books, I’ll be there with Judith Skinner and Houston’s own polymer clay artisan mask-maker Rebecca Stout. She’s got quite a few masks featured in the upcoming book A Collection Of Polymer . . . → Read More: Autumn Leaves

So Many Choices!

Aunt Acid

In any artistic endeavor, there are times that you have lots of choices, and times that the project pretty much propels itself in directions that you might not have thought about previously. When things go well, it is a mixture of both the planned and the serendipitous discoveries. The parts that work well are accumulated, and those that . . . → Read More: So Many Choices!

Pre-order Your Autographed Copy Now!

polymer clay butterfly made by Patty Barnes

A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks
Books will ship after October 30, 2010.

Only books purchased directly from us at PolyMarket Press will be signed by the author.

This is one of several incredible miniature masks made by Texas polymer clay artist Patty Barnes. The front cover mask is by sculptor Katherine Dewey, and is . . . → Read More: Pre-order Your Autographed Copy Now!

See Us At The International Quilt Festival In Houston!

blue and orange Spirit Doll with polymer clay face

Judith Skinner and I will be exhibiting and selling at the Houston International Quilt Festival again this year, and we’d love to meet more readers! I’ll be in booth #2052 under the “Creative Connections” title, and “Judith Skinner, Maker Of Fun Jewelry” will be right beside me in booth #2054, in the Embellishments section. Held in . . . → Read More: See Us At The International Quilt Festival In Houston!

A Colorful Polymer Clay Mask

a miniature polymer clay mask by Dorothy Greynolds

As I mentioned in yesterdays’s blog post, I’ve divvied up the mask photos into categories in order to help organize them on the pages of the upcoming A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks.

Today I worked on the “Colorful” section, and this is a wonderful representative by artist Dorothy Greynolds. She’s one of 150 whose work will be presented, . . . → Read More: A Colorful Polymer Clay Mask

Mystery Mask?

mystery mask--who made it?

I’ve divided up all 472 photographs of miniature polymer clay masks into  rough categories to make it easier to organize them onto the pages  of the upcoming book. I applied them as keywords to the photos in Adobe Bridge, and now I can quickly sort them. That way I can see how they fit together in groups; some . . . → Read More: Mystery Mask?

A Few More Polymer Clay Masks

My camera stopped focusing well after the last photoshoot when it fell off of the tripod mount and dropped about a foot onto the carpet.

However, I put it back on the dock, let it sit for a week or two and turned it on and off again a few times, and it seems to be working . . . → Read More: A Few More Polymer Clay Masks

Upcoming Books In 2011

a silicone mold with the original polymer clay face and other faces made from the mold

Making Faces, Molds and Forms is the next book PolyMarket Press is preparing for release in 2011. It is a companion piece to 2010’s A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks that will showcase how to sculpt original faces in polymer clay, and make 2 part silicone rubber molds for use in making MORE faces!

Readers will . . . → Read More: Upcoming Books In 2011

Costume History

Paper Dolls are a great way to learn more about the history of what people wear now and have worn in the past. Our clothing says a lot about our society and our lives. Besides that, paper dolls are fun to color and cut. I drew the paper dolls offered here at PolyMarket Press for my . . . → Read More: Costume History