Friday, July 02, 2010

New Clay Designs, inspired by the sea...

I have been busy... or perhaps obsessed would better describe it! I have been creating like crazy this past week and now I need to get listing! I have been working on jewelry, and clay, and the Queen's crown for the PA Renaissance Faire. Lots of different things!! I will be sure to share some of my progress over the next few days. I know it's been awhile, catching up is in order!! When I get on a creative binge there is no stopping me. For those of you waiting for a hello or reply, bear with me :).

Tonight, I wanted to share a few pieces that were and idea I have been carrying around in my head for weeks. I finally brought the vision to life and I'm in love!! Stumbling upon pieces of natural paua shell in my stash, and the daily news on the oil spill in the Gulf, inspired these. They are a combination of my clay and the pieces of natural shell I found.

With memories of snorkeling the reefs when I lived in Florida, I can say there is nothing like the beauty of the sea and all of her colorful creatures.

For these pieces, I envisioned Mother Nature watching over her ocean creatures... tiny sea turtles, shells, and starfishes... I see her looking up at them and hopefully guiding as many as she can to safety. The paua shell looks like the shimmering sea in the background and the scenery is all polymer clay, handcrafted by me :).

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:01 AM

    love them I am too on a sea kick and did a seaglass piece and lots of silvery chain.. .have a good week. Debbie

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  2. Hmm... I wrote you a long comment but it seems like it wasn't sent to you? Anyway, what I wanted to tell you was that I really love your artwork! It is so unike and I just love the colors you use. Is it a specific type of clay you use? Anyway, keep up the good work, I'll be watching ^^

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  3. Congratulations for your work.
    A hug.
    Carlos.

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  4. These are absolutely beautiful, I'd like to purchase the third one if it's still available :)

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  5. Thank you everyone for your inspiring comments! I am out of town this week and when I get back I will have more to share. As a footnote just wanted to let everyone know I will be creating more paua and polymer clay pieces soon. I will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida. A rescue I had the pleasure of visiting while I live down there. Have a great week and I'll be back to blogging soon!

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  6. I love the shimmer on the last two, really looks like a blue seashell with only a slighter more turqoise to it. Great pieces.

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  7. Extremely beautiful!

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  8. Really is some thing different from other and good work of Art. I saw your collection which was awesome man, and inspired me a lot.

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  9. Kristie, this is soooooo beautiful !!

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