My sister, Cyndi, has gotten the bug, like me, of loving the art form of polymer clay. She has been making Christmas ornaments for the people she works with for the past couple of years. She doesn’t sell them, just gives them away, as Christmas gifts. (I get my ornament early, for my birthday.) With such a love for the craft you have to find ways to keep on creating without ending up with thousands of items sitting around your house. She prefers to make ornament, usually angels or mermaids, rather then jewelry like I do. I must say that she is very imaginative with her creations and she is getting more talented with each year.
So here’s a tribute to her for following in my footsteps and becoming an artist of polymer clay.
A few weeks ago (Sept 4-7) I was a vendor at the Supernatural Convention in Whippany New Jersey. This television show on the CW has been a favorite with my family since 2005 when it premiered on Sept 13th. My daughter, Holly and I sold my handmade pins and magnets from all Sci-Fi genre including Supernatural, Dr. Who, Firefly as well as Sherlock, steampunk, Harry Potter and (yes) My Little Ponies. It was a prosperous weekend as well as fun and entertaining. Met lots of interesting fans of the show and got to go to a few of the panels hosted by the stars of the show. We had a fabulous time the karaoke night and enjoyed the Cabaret show. It was a rewarding experience and we hope to do it again.
Men of Letters
Supernatural pins & magnets
For those of you who did not see my Facebook & Twitter posts last month, I’ve signed on to be a vendor at the Supernatural Convention in Whippany, NJ this year (Sept 5-7) hosted by Creation Entertainment! I’ve been busting my butt the past few weeks making some fun Supernatural themed pins and magnets just for this event. I have also had the extremely hard task of re-watching episodes to get ideas. (I know, such a tough job!) I have about one month left to get everything finished, but am pretty much ahead of schedule. On top of those pins, I will also be bringing a selection of my other pins as seen in my ETSY SHOP. So there will be lots to choose from. I’m very excited about this event because not only am I huge fan of the show, but this will be my first really big event. If all goes well, I may have to pack my schedule next year! (Steampunk World’s Fair, here I come! LOL 😉 )
So Supernatural Fans!! What kind of Supernatural Fan-Made pins would you like to see?
Supernatural Banner Photo Credit: http://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_nj.htm
Before you know it, St. Patrick’s Day will be here! While it might not be one of the most celebrated holidays, I find it to be one of the most fun! Not just because of the food and drink (even though that’s certainly a plus), but it’s festive and colorful! Make sure to have the perfect accessories for the big day!
Check out my Etsy store for lots more St. Patrick’s Day Pins and Accessories!
Jolly Leprechaun Pin
Heart of Clovers Pin
Pot of Gold Pin
Handmade from the Heart Giveaway Hop:
I am giving away a Framed Handmade Polymer Clay Pin. The Pin itself is of an Irish lady with Green SWAORVSKI CRYSTAL eyes. Pin is attached to a lovely frame you can use to display your wearable art!
Irish Lady with Green Swarovski Crystal Eyes
Be the talk of the office when you wear this pin to work on St. Patrick’s Day!
Enter to win this Framed Handmade Polymer Clay Pin by ArtsDaughter!
**Open to US Residents Only Please**
Day of the Dead Skull
Day of the Dead, also known as All Saints’ Day, is a three-day Mexican holiday to honor and celebrate loved ones who have died. It is also celebrated in many parts of the world, which directs honor and reverence towards one’s ancestors. Day of the Dead art is symbolized with smiling skulls in kaleidoscope colors, psychedelic decorations and detailed designs. Beautifully adorned skulls are a tradition for the festive celebration and have become well recognized around the world.
These are a few that I have designed with polymer clay.
Day of the Dead Skull
Day of the Dead Skull
Pirate Captain Jack
Jack O’ Lantern Pins
This week the pumpkin Jack O’ Lanterns are polymer clay pins that I have made. Each has its own personality. Each appeals to a variety of different people. Each one is fun in its own way. Halloween is an exciting and fun holiday for everyone, the young and the older child in all of us.