I got a lovely message from a long time friend about my blog and the amulets.
She said she enjoyed the post about the amulets even thought she didn't really understand what I did.
I'm not trying to do a tutorial on making amulets. I'm just trying to share a little about how I make them so you can see a little of my process.
This is a side view of a group of canes.
In this photo you can see the end and the tube shape of the canes.
This is a cane in the process of being reduced in diameter.
Here are 3 different sizes that have all been created from one cane.
I hope this gives you a little more insight into what I am doing. This is just a small part of the process.
Working with clay is similar in many ways to working with fabric to make quilts. They both depend strongly on color - the choosing, blending and coordinating of colors.
They each work with pattern - sometimes repeated and sometimes random patterns.
They can both be creative artistic processes. I feel both activities help me grow as an artist and inspire me in my other creative and artistic pursuits.
I hope this has given you a little better understanding on what I am doing.