Drawing, Fabric and Polymer Clay

I have been hosting Mary Beth Shaw’s collage/painting workshop this week. Many thanks to her lovely group for making my job a delight! I spent a bit of time in their art studio the other day and found wonderful art that really captures the essence of our charming area. The colors, landscapes, architecture, words- the spirit of the place is there in their collages, paintings and books..

My own art has been focused this week on my daily drawings inspired by the book The Confident Creative by Cat Bennet. It’s led to some very interesting styles of drawing. I’ll get my camera pics uploaded soon and show you. The way I am using my drawings to get to polymer clay is this:

I start with a drawing of something I see, or I redraw “in my own hand” a drawing from a picture I find inspirational. Then because I have been completely seduced by fabric, I do a stitched fabric collage interpretation of the drawing. The I use this fabric collage as my inspiration for a polymer clay piece (usually jewelry).

Here’s an example of a fabric collage. The flowers that circle the figure I then made in polymer clay as a necklace. I tried to use each flower in the fabric piece as  inspiration for creating a polymer clay interpretation of it.

New group of beaders arriving next week here at La Cascade! And more art to be made. Meet you back here next Friday.

3 thoughts on “Drawing, Fabric and Polymer Clay”

  1. I love how you do your work! I often miss working with fabrics (my first love) and really enjoy seeing how you have not “left it behind”. It makes me want to make a trip to the fabric store! Thanks so much for sharing.

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