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FORCING YOUR ART MOJO

“Carnival Mask” by LReneeDesigns
I had the worst designing day ever. My intentions were to do a mixed Media frame today using some of my favorite StencilGirl stencils and after many hours and layers…I hated it. After I threw it in the trash and went to get a coffee and it was then that I realized I just wasn’t feeling it. I began the day totally uninspired and I was forcing a creativity that usually just oozes from me. 

“Butterfly Mistress Mixed Media Bottle” by LReneeDesigns

I definitely need to find some inspiration somewhere. Maybe, I will clean up my studio tomorrow and immerse myself in CHA-Creativation videos.. lol  I’m learning not to force my art mojo because usually the end piece is not going to be pretty.

Question of the day: What do you do to revive your creating mojo??

Until next time,

~Lucy

BOTTLES OF HOPE w/ MAKINS CLAY 

What are Bottles of Hope? Here is a little description as posted from the Makins Clay blog.  “Bottles of Hope are small glass bottles covered with polymer clay and given to cancer patients. They symbolize a wish and a hope for health. This project was started in 1999 by a Rhode Island cancer survivor and has spread internationally. Bottles are made by artists, students, survivors, seniors and many more who volunteer their time and love. Learn more about this worthwhile project, see a gallery of many creative bottles at the Bottles of Hope site.

I had never heard of the Bottles of Hope project until I was apart of the Makins Clay design team.  This cause hit really close to my heart, being that my mother passed away from lung cancer in 2005 at just 56 years old. The vintage style bottle(pix above) is a piece that I designed with my mom in mind and found it fitting to dedicate this special project to her.. this piece with step-by-step photos can be found at Makins Clay Blog.


I truly hope you find some inspiration and join the cause. Sometimes the world can seem like a dark place, but these bottles are surely to brighten someone’s day and for a minute maybe smile and forget.

As always, thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow.

~Lucy

ClAYIN WITH MAKINS

I absolutely love love the way this vase turned out. I used Makins Clay and their Flower Mold to create these beautiful violets. To top of the design Art Alchemy paints were used to add a gorgeous sheen.

How about some gauges/ear plugs? I personally just have regular old piercings in my ears. But, hey, some people dig this kinda thing. So, I went ahead and created a pair using a mold and some Premo polymer clay. For the design a really cool texture sheet by Makins Clay was used for a bit of added dimension.


Lastly, I designed this little trinket box with Premo and the Makins Clay Extruder. Makins does have a wonderful line of tools and supplies that are very affordable. Especially, if you are just starting out or are even on a budget Makins is really worth it.

I hope you enjoyed my projects, as always, I aim to inspire creativity in you as others have inspired and encouraged me along my journey.

Until next time

~Lucy

TIME PIECE WITH MAKINS CLAY 

I had come across the inspiration for this project when combing through one of many polymer clay books that reside in my personal library. Believe it or not a CD disk is what is used as the armature and is what really spiked my interest in giving the project a go. This is a very simple version. But, I believe this project has a lot of potential for creative design. You can find the clockworks at any of the big box craft stores and your local Walmart carries them in their craft dept. as well. If you would like to see any of my other projects please check out the Makins Clay Blog…Hope you do:)

~Lucy

HOLIDAYS WITH MAKINS CLAY!

I am very late on getting my projects posted to my blog. I work in retail and November and December are the most busiest months of the year for me, as you can imagine. I still wanted to make sure I posted these holiday pieces to inspire your creativity no matter what time of the year it is. If you would like to see the step-by-step photos and instructions regarding these two projects please visit their blog by clicking here.

FALL INTO AUTUMN WITH MAKINS CLAY

“Fall Into Autumn” Wine Glass Candle Holder by LReneeDesigns

With Fall being my most favorite time of year, I designed this simple yet elegant wine glass candle holder. A few boxes of Makins Clay, Makins Molds, and Alchemy Paints is all it took to get this look that even the most inexperienced crafter can perfect.

 Not to mention, Christmas will be falling upon us sooner than we think.. these would make great gifts. I feel that handmade items can touch the heart of even the biggest Scrooge out there.. lol Seriously, I’m sure you all have that person in your life who has everything and your at a loss when it comes down to what your going to buy them. Putting your time, thought, and love into creating them a gift… that speaks louder than anything you could’ve bought off a shelf. It’s so worth it for you ( the excitement and accomplishment is there) and the person receiving it feels more special to be the one that you wanted to do this for. 

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Until next time,

~Lucy