Showing Off!

A good part of 2014 so far has been  devoted to getting things set up and running at the new location. Kay Carol Gallery & Priscila Working Arts Studio often gets shortened to KCP Gallery, and is located at 364 Main Street in Longmont Colorado. I graduated with my Media Graphic Design degree in December and . . . → Read More: Showing Off!

New Books Coming in 2013

There’s lots of work going on right now behind the scenes at PolyMarket Press.

There are several new books underway, including  polymer clay books by authors Debbie Jackson, Randee Ketzel and Kim Schlinke, a photo-novella of the turbulent 1990’s by Ricardo Acevedo, and new books on paper dolls, and making dolls and miniatures by me.

Fasten your seatbelts; . . . → Read More: New Books Coming in 2013

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!

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

Making Miniatures

miniature dresser set made with polymer clay

In addition to books and other collectible items such as cards and paper dolls, PolyMarket Press offers how-to projects in downloadable .pdf format for purchase.

In the first of these, you can learn how to use polymer clay, some beads and simple tools with glue and rubber stamps to create a set of items to grace a . . . → Read More: Making Miniatures

Wearing All Of The Hats

Bon Bon Bertie and a miniature boudoir

No matter how you dress it up, wearing all the hats in a small business can leave you with no time at all for reading novels and eating bon-bons. So I made Bon Bon Bertie, a 1/6 scale doll (like fashion dolls who are 11 1/2″ high–you know who I mean) to do it for me . . . → Read More: Wearing All Of The Hats