This week Sally Russick asked us to “focus on how things feel. Then shap a shot of that texture”
I work with polymer clay, it’s a very tactile experience pretty much all of the time. I’ve been experimenting with different surface techniques since it’s a lot of fun. Hold that thought.
Last weekend we visited the Lachute flea market and on the way home, with Averleigh napping in the car, we stopped at a Scrapbooking store I had caught a glimpse of on the way there. Scrap en masse as it turns out has been about 45 minutes from my door for six years. My husband and I can’t agree on what that translates to in English, but their website gallery shows the vast plethora of media available. It was the best and worst thing that I had left my credit card at home and was limited to the funds left in my pocket. I had a good look around before picking out a few things.
I saw the wall of PanPastel and immediately recalled a certain talented polymer (and glass) artist from Gatineau (who shall remain nameless) and her almost giddy “oh have you tried these – here feel!” I do believe art supplies are more addictive than crack. Oh the colour! I only had enough on me for two colours and I must have stood there for a solid ten minutes trying to decide, practical shades, punchy ones, or practical and punchy. Screw it, pick what you love!
A little work in progress, some textures I was working on already were willing subjects. Oh my, the feel of that pastel on my finger, they are indeed as advertised – ultra-soft. I’m sure you are supposed to use a sponge tool, but I just had to touch it, feel it…I swear I did not snort it.
Head on over to the studio sublime to see all the textures being shared.