Monday, September 27, 2010

Sort of Like Cookie Dough, Sort of Like Glass

Cookies and candies - their's

Sort of like cookie dough, sort of like glass, polymer clay borrows properties from many mediums. Glass for example can be used to make millifiori patterns that are not unlike the patterns formed in sugar for Christmas candies or a cookie dough log from which you can cut a series of spirals or pumpkin faces cookies.

Millifiori glass beads - their's

I became interested in this medium when I bought some to entertain children. I soon realized its enormous potential. It can be mixed like paint and formed like clay. Once it is cooked it is resilient enough to make practical things like buttons and whistles, yet versatile enough to make paintings and jewelry.

Buttons and whistles - mine

I love this medium. It has seduced me away from other mediums – Sure I still love to draw but the drawings are most likely plans for what I will make next from polymer clay.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Getting with the Drift

The Drift is coming. Last year was a blast! I would like the same sort of weather this year. Fingers crossed.

“Showcasing local Vancouver artists working in all media. The event is free to the public and takes place in shops, cafes, galleries and open studios all along Vancouver’s go-to destination for art, design and great food: Main Street!”

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

End of the Season

Last weekend was the last of my outdoor summer market. Saturday was surprisingly nice. The crowd at Trout lake was cheerful and there was a good feeling about the place. When I went to the front of my booth to tidy things up I found two leaves on the table. Whether they fell there or were left I don’t know but they were a letter to me that the season was over; only one more day to go and that was Ladner Market on Sunday.

Sunday all the rain that held off on Saturday came down. Set up in the rain, take down in the rain, but with all that there was a great energy. An amazing number of loyal patrons of the market were there to wind up the market for another year.

I have a new phone that lets me take pictures – I was not going to take my camera out in the rain unless I could give it my full attention. So now I have a camera with me most of the time. I like this a lot.

Here is the Chili Tank on the rare occasion that people were not lined up to get a hot tasty lunch. It was perfect Chili Tank weather.

So until next season.