Frog Prince: This one needs
a little explanation. The frog prince is choked that he
only received one of those "kiss, kiss" air kisses. He
only half transformed and is very put out. He still
needs a lop sided crown and a gold ball.
The lady beside him needs
her legs finished and will have many little birds
perched on her arms and lap. She's a survivor
I don't know why, but he is
one of those pieces that built their own world as I made
his face and clothes and how they worked. It is such a
dry, arid place that they cover their cheeks with a
patch to protect them. Their hands are wrapped for
protection and clothes are designed for camouflage.
These fairies are a little frail, but agile. They hide
well and can hold still for hours if need be. They are
quite brave and can act as scouts for the other little
people but prefer to stay out of the squabbles that may
ensue. Now that you know about them you'll probably find
them a little easier to spot.
just wanted to thank you for the huge impact you've
had on my life. A few years ago I was diagnosed
with lupus and often I am so riddled with pain it is
difficult to function. Around this last New Years I
was in a used book store and was hunting through the
craft section, looking for something wonderful to
catch my eye. That's were I found your book,"
How to make clay characters". I was literally
trembling by the time I got to the cash. I couldn't
wait to get my hands on some polymer clay.
feel in love with making figures and haven't looked
back. Each time I find a new face in the clay it's
exciting to see it's story emerge. At first I had
ideas in mind but I learned to let the figure go its
own way. I ruined a few trying to control it and now
I know better.
I've since joined a polymer clay guild and this
November I'm going to a clay carnival in Vegas. No
one is teaching figures but it will stretch me to
learn all those wonderful techniques.
recently had some of my figures in an exhibit at the
Sidney museum (Vancouver Island in British
Columbia). When I'm working with clay I forget that
I'm disabled. I'm not ashamed for what I can't do.
I have a wonderful peace (except for the eternal
sneaky fingerprints that I swear get put on during
baking! ;) ).
I'm not a business person so I've never sold
anything and am content with that. I'm working
on a forest fairy and a sea hag (she's a dear) for a
bead show. They will hold strings of beads and be
another example of polymer clay as our guild is
there to promote the craft.
just needed to thank you for giving me so much. I
raced out and bought the rest of your books and will
be in line for anything else you publish.
One of my proudest days was when my son was talking
to the mother of a new friend and when she asked him
what I do he smiled and said, "she gives great hugs
and she's an artist."