Posts Tagged ‘Art

10
Apr
19

This is from my experiments with Cernit! A Skinner shade.

I was asked to show how to do a Skinner Shade.

I was hesitant, there are so many videos on line showing every persons way to make them. I am not set up in my studio yet to do videos, but I thought it would push me in to where I have to go…a little. It definitely did make think about how I am going to pull videos off.

Changing my whole environment and my set ups and the way my house faces and how the light comes in and when. It is all so much sometimes. I was in that place for over 35+ years, it was all definitely a habit. I am breaking habits now!

So I made these little videos to get me going.

This is the first video, the second is coming and it is 15 minutes long, this one is under 5 minutes.

They are not perfect but you might get something out of them, who knows, @subtle_hands on IG, thank you for the little push! ❤️

It’s now or never for me lately!

So here it is.

Talking, slamming of kitchen doors, and all that happening in here now. It is spring break in my life, I would not miss that for the world. I have my beautiful grand daughter here and it is noisy most of the time in here.

You can find Cernit products at our web site http://www.clayfactory.net

#cernit #mariesegal #polymer clay #facemyfears

27
Mar
19

Experiment #8

Ok experiment #8, unedited, except for rotation and cropping for size, taken in mostly natural light that was changing constantly and photographed with my iPhone.

Clayfactory.net/Cernit

❤️

Marie Segal

For your understanding and viewing pleasure:

The Colors of Cernit translucent mixes from Experiment #7

baked and unbaked.

#cernit #mariesegal

Clayfactory.net/cernit

Bordeaux Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalRuby Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalOrange Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalAmber Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalLime Green Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalEmerald Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalTurquoise Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalSapphire Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalViolet Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegal

15
Mar
19

Revisiting my past again, Cernit experiment #6

Experiment #6;

This is another experiment with Cernit in the #1 line of colors all more opaque now!

I wanted to do another “revisit the past” little experiment.

I believe going back to old designs for myself, shows me how far I have come, a great design is a great design, always timely, and oh how I love this upgrade in the Cernit #1 colors, they are nice and bright in the new #1 line.

No more of this is 50% translucent and this is a 100% translucent or 100% opaque to understand any more. The categories or color sections make so much sense now.

All special clay colors are going to have a category now.

Making the color line in Cernit clay much more comprehensive. Still coming in to fruition.

Sometimes things do get better. Sometimes companies improve things. Not everything is a marketing blizzard of less for more cost.

Comments on pieces in pictures themselves.

This first picture is a piece I made in the 80’s, it was part of a series I did and some of the first pieces I was selling retail in major department stores nationwide. They were also some of the first pieces of millefiori to go major retail.

I am proud of this line. it comes from teaching myself caning or millefiori from a glass paper weight book. It was years of practice to get to this point. No information available at all, like there is today.

Getting these pieces in stores retail, was a step up for Polymer clay acceptance in retail markets. Some one had to do it. On a larger volume.

At this time in my life we had several employees working for us at the time. Getting this in the stores upped our game on several levels.

They were simple canes but effective and dynamic and not really seen before.

New medium work, the one giant step for acceptance in the general public, is placing it retail in places like Nordstrom’s at that time in history.

#Cernit

The original piece circa mid 80’s, color graduated series, all Fimo Classic.This is the next revisit, all new #1 colors Cernit, some canes the same, all a little more intricate now, but very similar. Colors loud and bright, the #1 line and all of Cernit clay canes beautifully, contrary to the old outdated opinion that it doesn’t cane well. Old news. It has been this way for years now. Still touted though by some that have never used it or used it in the last 15 years.The second piece in the second revisit! Pendant necklaceAll three together, top right hand side, old version.

All the canes used to make the new versions. It takes a lot of different cane and I added a couple newer versions, but similar in colors and designs.

Oh by the way, I love the new Champagne color in the #1 line, thank you so much for doing this.

I am loving the newer take on this technique and design, with the beads you see on the left. I think there will be more of these. This my friends is one of the reasons you revisit old designs and work, you are in a whole different state of your art when you come back and things evolve from the paradigm that was set for you by yourself before. Level up anyone?I like them and the colors and couldn’t stop working in the pieces and canes I had made, this is usually a great sign for me.

Just yummy!New pod action! I am really liking the elongated one.

Pattern in sheet work, below my hand on the right side.

These are faves!

These were first. I like them as well.

Set, I have to make another set of the fronts for the disk earrings in the proper color gold. I am loving the gold patterned mice shift insert on the brooch.Another view of all the canes and colors I was using.

Shot in window light, with my iPhone. Not edited.

❤️

Marie

22
Aug
18

Here is another lovely tutorial from the Cernit company for your pleasure! Pendant

This is another wonderful tutorial from the people that make Cernit and Ghia who does them.

A big thank you to both for sharing them with us!

Have a great hump day. laugh a little today, it could change your world, then make something!

❤️

Marie

08
Aug
18

A new tutorial for you!

The Cernit company has been sending me tutorials to share with you!

Here is another one, with napkin transfers.

These are great tutorials, not a lot of words, just pictures and fun!

For your enjoyment!

Love ya,

Marie

09
Sep
14

A Class Act! Teaching with Birdy Heywood and Angie Scarr

My friend Angie Scarr is going to be teaching in the UK November 7th through 9th, 2014, at a small event in the Southern UK. I believe she just might be the best teacher to teach beginning and advanced alike because of her years of practice and training. She is also a brilliant mind and I am looking forward to seeing her again, it was in 1998 the last time we saw each other.

And I am thinking it has just been too many years.

angie

 Angie and I will be teaching along with Birdy Heywood, also know as the dragon Lady because she makes so many wonderful dragons. She is also a very good teacher for the just starting out on the polymer clay journey and the things that she has shown that students have made are very close to hers with little or no experience at all.

birdy 

 

Collectively we have almost 90 years in polymer clay experience we are bringing to this short but action packed retreat. We have kept the cost down knowing the economy and how it has effected us personally as well, we would also very much like to visit and see each other again in the process. And to visit with the people that come to the event as well.

 marie

 

The event is:

“Three exciting all day Polymer Clay workshops at Bewl Water Activity Centre Kent Lamberhurst Kent TN3 8JH, UK with a fantastic Package Deal of £285.00 for those booking to stay at the venue in dormitory accommodation (all with en suite). This includes, 3 workshops, 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. (Each tutor gives details of what you need to bring on the booking information which you can download below.) Those staying overnight also have the opportunity to spend time getting to know each other or join in a mini workshop or a demonstration during the evenings.”

 

You can find out more info and download the booking form here: http://polymerclayunited.weebly.com/ 

Please come to visit and to have a couple of cuppas with us! Cheers! I have heard Kent is amazing!

22
Jun
11

Wednesday Wonder- I have bone to pick with my little stick

Oh my.. this just keeps getting better and better. I sit down to write and think *Wednesday wonder* and an image pops in to my head.

This time it was Popsicle sticks. My daughter, when she was younger made me some candle glass holders completely out of Popsicle sticks. I love these things, they are colorful, beautiful and simple in design.  Hard to clean if you live in a dusty place (which I do), but the look is marvelous and complicated. She made them out of colored craft sticks which are Popsicle sticks really.

 

 

Then I ran a search, and there before my eyes popped up all of these links to sticks- tooth picks, Popsicle sticks, matchsticks, and tongue depressors, I have hit the little wooden stick mother lode.

 

The first one to come up was,

 

David Hrobowski makes furniture out of popsicle sticks — thousands of them, glued together one by one to construct spiraling 3-foot-tall table legs, lampshades finished in the most improbable fringe, or as pictured here, a room divider with Japanese flair, its red-dyed sticks arranged like cherry blossoms. The 56-year-old antiques dealer calls them “riffsticks” — each stick like a short melodic note repeated over and over. – from the L.A times http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-0403-hrobowski-photos,0,4008394.photogallery

The man makes gorgeous, with a capital “G”, lamps, and tables, chairs and screens and a couple of mirrors too.

these two pictures come from the L.A. Times article

and the link to see more is above

David’s website is here http://www.riffstick.net/ and from there I found some more talent in the form of little  wooden sticks.

 

Brad Griffith- http://youtu.be/4RmbsDU3SNc craftstick bending video, great info and some skill that might be very useful for crafts. Build your skills.

 

Stephen Guman- Aspiring World Record Breaker- http://youtu.be/WodL_QiAqEw  too much time on his hands. Popsicle stick addictions gone wild.

 

Steven J. Backman-The essence of patience- http://www.toothpickart.com/ full of patience and tooth picks, the things people in western culture will do to skip meditation ;-D

 

Chang’s Art- http://www.changsart.com/index.htm I really love the eggs and the airplanes.

 

Jack Hall the matchstick man- http://www.catfish1952.com/MatchstickMan.html  Jack’s claim to fame is the beautiful instraments that he crafted out of used match sticks. Gorgeous music.

 

Robert C. Haifley- 6 foot tall sculpture of toothpicks

http://www.thecross-photo.com/The_Gift-Toothpick_Sculpture_by_Robert_C_Haifley.htm

 

Wayne Kusy- Ships of Picks http://www.waynekusy.com/

 

Franceska Mc Cullough- http://www.toothpickmoon.com/index.html the sculptor of toothpicks

 




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