Friday, August 19, 2016

Newsletter!


http://tinyletter.com/MarleneBrady  This is a link to my newsletter.  Click on it and type in your email.  I’m trying something new.  Sometimes there just isn’t enough room on Facebook or my blog to share supply resources, explain a process, show a technique or share what’s going on in my studio (works in progress).   To be honest, it may include more than polymer clay at times.  I love creating jewelry, art dolls, assemblage art, journals, paintings, shabby chic art, etc.  I’m preparing for the holidays soon with lots of polymer, art dolls and mixed media pieces so, if you are interested, sign up.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sole Sisters

 I was inspired by Gwen Murphy's shoe art.  I could not find a website for her, but if you Google her name, you will see some crazy whimsical shoe faces.  Love them.  I made mine from PaperClay and a pair of black flats.  I added eyes that open and close.  I may switch out the colorful earrings for some black and white ones.
I may hang them on my closet wall or maybe set them on the floor by the front door...haven't decided yet.  But they do make me smile.  My right hand and elbow are still painful and numb, but I am getting back to my art and feeling better.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Bead Crochet Beige & White

 Goes with everything.....love basics.  Still recuperating from hand/elbow surgery.  Can't wait to get back to bead crochet.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Christmas In July

 
A good friend gave me the crystals from her mother's antique chandelier.  I wired a small hanger and hung them on spiral ornament hangers.  I also hung all 35 of the spiral icicles I beaded.  The tree is so pretty with or without the lights on.
And, yes, the ornaments were carefully packed and the tree dissembled, awaiting the holidays.
I found yards of long blue fringe at a second hand store.  It made the most luscious little tree.  It's all texture and bouncy little strings.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Christmas In June

 I found lots of goodies at Goodwill.  The nutcracker is in almost perfect condition; a few spots of worn paint and a ball is missing on the crown.  Easy peasy.
 The doll is a 1983 Bradley Doll "Send In The Clowns".  I removed the costume, washed it and then I washed the doll (carefully).  The wooden sleigh is going to become a centerpiece filled with fruit, ribbons (the black & white) and greenery.  The sleigh is going to have a few black and white touches here and there; MacKenzie Child's inspired (click HERE).  And the doll is going to be part of the arrangement after I embellish her costume (the black & silver material & ruffle).
That's the plan anyway, but you know how that goes, right?  It will take on a life of its own.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Polymer Clay Embellished

I used up some really old canes on this ceramic cowboy boot.  Didn't even make a dent in the cane stash.  I made this while ago before surgery.  I'm still in a half cast recouping from surgery at the elbow and wrist for an entrapped ulnar nerve.  Recovering soooooo slowly and can't really do anything.  Typing this left handed is hard - thank goodness for auto correct.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Polymer Clay Mermaid

I'm sculpting more mermaids. I'm using translucent polymer clay on glass vessels.  I'm trying to finish some projects before I go for elbow and wrist surgery on Tuesday.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

$80 Retreat Sale 1-week ONLY

 
Click on http://bit.ly/Brady2016  - SALE -$80 Each retreat is on sale FOR 1 WEEK ONLY starting today and ending May 7.  This is a great gift to celebrate a friendship,  Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday, graduation or treat yourself to another retreat!!!!

Polymer Journeys 2016

 I am honored to be one of the polymer artists featured in Sage Bray's beautiful book on the Art and Craft of Polymer 2016.   It is a must have for every polymer artist.  Full of educational information and inspiring photos.  What a wonderful experience this has been; thank you Sage Bray!
You can order your copy here:  http://www.polymerjourneys.com

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Polymer Arts

 I am thrilled beyond words to be included in the Spring issue of The Polymer Arts Magazine.  What an honor!
I recently had successful knee replacement, but developed a skin infection and ended up back in the hospital for several days.  So, when this arrived in the mail today, it made my day. If you love polymer clay,  you will love The Polymer Arts Magazine.  You can also follow along on Facebook: The Polymer Arts