Well, I mentioned last week that I was craving bright colors and something funky. As we know, when all else fails...Michael's! I had a bit of money that was burning a hole in my pocket (actually from an art pillow that I sold) and I headed for the local craft store.
I get all my t-shirts from there. They have the best colors and often they are 2 for $5.00. Some folks decorate them with fabric paints and iron ons, but I usually just flash dance the neck and wear them like that. I always cut the crew neck from t-shirts because I can't stand for it to touch my neck. I feel like I'm choking.
Anyway, those colors were bright and kept me from doing laundry one more day, but I still needed funky. I am still working with polymer clay, so I got into the bright clay box and pulled out neon orange and lime green and bright purple. I'm a bit of a romantic at heart so I got a face mold and created a cameo... using neon orange. I carefully unmolded it and placed it on a lime green piece and then added little "flowers" and leaves around the face. I popped it in the oven to cure it and after it was cool, I got out the acrylic paints and painted it since an orange face was too "out there" even for me.
The orange clay did give me a warm base for my flesh toned paint and I painted her eyes and lips with a needle. After highlighting with gold paint, I added a purchased bail from Fire Mountain Gems and added a black cord. I'm into pendants in a big way, and this is a big pendant, measuring 2"x2.5", but it fits me perfectly. I don't know how or why everything I create looks like me. This looks like the me from 20 years ago.
I wanted to say thanks for all the sweet comments regarding my post about my Mom. I hope I was able to show what an unusual person she was, while giving you a hint of the hilarious things she did (sometimes unintentional). Imagine coming home from school and all your stuff is in the front yard because she warned us that if we didn't clean our rooms...
Anyway, that's it for today. We'll talk soon, I'm sure.