Thursday, February 11, 2010

From My Heart to Yours

Happy Valentine's. I will have quite the collection of Valentine hearts by the time the 14th rolls around. Since the Tory Hughes workshop, I am experimenting with the hinges and different surface techniques. My color transitions didn't photograph well, but they really turned out nicely (she said humbly). Happy with the faux turquoise too.
I have been having problems with the osteoarthritis and osteoporosis kicking up. It's affecting my hands now. I was getting shots in my knuckles, but am trying another route this time. I don't know what I would do without my polymer.
After my left wrist bones were removed (a rare disease only I would get), most of my physical therapy was working with their putty clays and I asked if I could start working with my polymer clay and was told it would be great for me. Another polymer clay bonus!
I digress again, back to the post. The above pieces are just lying next to each other. The coils are glued in the pieces, but for the sake of a photo, I pushed them together. The top two pieces are from the ragged edges of a mokume gane stack. After I evened out the stack by trimming all four sides, I took the trimmings and pushed them together and they looked liked sliced rock. Cool.


Kathy said...

This stuff is gorgeous! I might have to make a polymer heart or two for my hubby's Valentine's Day cards. I'm running out of ideas. And I LOVE that sun/flower stamp (can't quite tell which) in two of the pieces you showed here!

Anonymous said...

I really like the heart. It almost looks like it had patina on a silvery look to it. Very pretty!