May 21, 2011

Vintage Me

Once upon a time... about 25 years ago, in the midst 80' I met this fabulous material that came in little blocks of color and its name was FIMO aka Polymer clay Fimo brand. At that time, there was very little information to learn from, but I did have 2 booklets and one Japanese book that gave me ideas and inspiration, and they are safe & sound with me until today. Sculpting miniatures was the main issue for me, especially miniature flowers, animals & creatures.

Back then it was "trendy" to make little round pictures with a flower bouquet,
this was my first try:

I keep these precious ones in a vintage tin from my grandma, these two are brooches, and the metal bases are amazingly crafted and in excellent quality.

May 17, 2011

Fresh Summer Meadow Flowers

I am experimenting new colors combination. No pinks or blue turquoise, but still, it is very intriguing for me. I used flower canes from my summer collection, plus another, a kaleidoscope cane, it gives the base color and you can see it here and there.

here are the canes I used

and this is the outcome

May 6, 2011

Color Me Black

Some colors are clearly my favorites in all of their hues and shades. If you are already familiar with my work, it's very clear that I cannot run away from Pinks (yeah), preferably hot Magenta (yay), light Blue & Turquoise (ohh yeah), Greens (smashing), Orange (mmm delish) and Gold (totally). I use and mix them most of the time. In each collection, canes and then products, I take one color and make it as the main player, and the others are combined to enhance the main actor.
I almost avoid some other colors, but I do use them from time to time very carefully, one of them is The Black!
However, from time to time there is a color that stimulates and intrigues me and this season I use the Black as a base color for many strong and/or bright different colors, so they can rise and shine from the blackness.
From my point of view, if you don't use the black just right, the outcome might be stifle and heavy for the eyes and heart, so one of the solutions is to combine it with White - the contrast between clean Black & clean White is a win-win situation.

I've found some Etsy listings, that are manifesting this combination in a very authentic and personal style. Enjoy the combination !!!

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