For my first few years of experimenting with polymer clay, I didn't even try to make millefiori canes. Then again, I refused to use a pasta machine too, go figure... Once I did start caning, that was all I wanted to do! I soon got to a place where I had created loads of canes and wanted some way to archive my progress. In an earlier blog, "Clay Collecting", I featured a piece by Pier Voulkos which was made up of hundreds of cane slices. I thought it was the perfect way to archive a series of cane slices so I started with that idea.
Over the weekend, my family and I visited the local Sugar Creek Arts Festival held annually in Uptown Normal, IL. My 7 year old mistakenly thought we were going to the "Sugar Free Taco Bell" (not the Sugar Creek Arts Festival) but that's for a whole 'nother blog. My husband splurged on 3 polymer clay light switch covers designed by Layl McDill a.k.a. Silly Millies.
Besides loving all things polymer clay, I am extremely fascinated by fabric. I am very oftenly inspired by the prints and the patterns and the color combinations that tantalize my eyes through fabric. I could go on and on about how much I love fabric and fabric stores and shopping for fabric... But since this is a polymer clay blog, I'll slice quickly to the chase and tell you how fabric influences my polymer clay work.