The first day of summer is coming ---June 21st, and here are a few ideas for you to include polymer clay into your summertime plans.
Taking a trip around the US?
Bead shops and art museums are a great place to spend a summer day. Think global and visit local. A few suggestions are:
- Georgia: Creative Journey Studios creativejourneystudios.com
- New York:
- Minnesota: Clay Squared laylmcdill.com
- Wisconsin: Racine Art Museum www.ramart.org
- Oregon: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Jsma.uoregon.edu
- Arizona: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures theminitimemachine.org
*Please note that it is best to check the destination’s website to know if it is open.
During the Wednesday, June 8th Zoom we shared some of our favorite polymer clay books. So, grab a snack, get a cool drink, find a comfy spot and enjoy one –or more--of your own polymer clay books. If your personal collection is a little slim, check out your public library. Cruise the 700 section and get lost in a good book.
Relax and go online and read, or listen to, one of Alison Lee’s Podcasts and interviews. Spend time with Kathleen Nowak Tucci # 196, Sage Bray #194, Rachel Carren #184, Cynthia Tinapple #168, Maggie Maggio and Lindly Haunani #118 and so many more! Check out Craftcast.com who has a free “Fun at One” webinar series. You won’t stop at just one.
Need some Retail Therapy?
If you subscribe to Cynthia Tinapple’s Studio Mojo then look for and --- get ready! --- press the Tools Button.
(Press the Video Button later while you’re waiting for your stuff to arrive.) It’s a polymer clay shopper’s paradise.
Summer School is not just for kids
Take a class online. Or find a book with lessons and challenge yourself to work with new materials or techniques. Consider a refresher class or something just a little out of your lane --- Wire wrapping? Collage? Bookmaking? As Confucius said: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
by The Jamies
(chorus) with one slight alteration
Well we’ll go swimmin’ every day
No time to work just time to clay
If your folks complain just say