Carol Simmons Class So Excited

This week I did not touch clay but rather focused on Carol Simmons’ blog in preparation for her class this October.

http://clsdesigns.wordpress.com/

Ohh and by looking at her latest post there is an opening. I think this is going to be a wonderful class. It will be at Maureen Carlson’s Center For Creative Arts from October 2-8.

http://www.maureencarlson.com/

There have been several times over the last few years that I have tried on my own to focus on color.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/82656386@N00/2755663318/in/photostream/

This is the time that while on vacation in Texas I took a painters color mixing book and tried to mix. I really enjoyed this exercise but looking back I mixed them and for a while had them hanging on the wall to easily see but during one of the many clean ups my work room has seen they were moved to a book.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/82656386@N00/2754830513/in/photostream/

I think I made the decision that Premo came in so many different colors that my mixing was not important anymore.

Then I thought of making the switch to Kato and started mixing what I had on hand to see…..again.

I knew that if I really moved to Kato then I would need more mixing.

I was so motivated by my color mixing that I got the book Polymer Clay Color Inspirations by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio.

I began following the exercises with Kato and honestly I stuck with it for a while but eventually I got sick of mixing again especially when I saw this.

Of all my mixing exercises this one is my favorite. Look at all the different greens that can come from a few shades.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/82656386@N00/2755663434/in/photostream

So I can say I have done a lot of mixing however the question remains. How much of my mixing has made it from the exercise stage to being a part of my art on my clay table? If I can achieve this from this class then I believe it will be a success. Oh yea and I want to make a really sexy cane!

 

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