Member Benefits 009-3: All Ages

Polymer Clay Membership SiteI love your description of the sunflower against the blue sky.  As a Kansas born girl, well, old lady now!, I know that sunflowers are the lifeblood for people – especially women.  Where ever I have gone, moving across the Good ol’ United States, I have planted sunflowers and provided black oil sunflowers for the birds.  The color palette for the petals is brilliant and so creative.  Your experience in mixing the clay colors is desperately needed by me – an old lady beginner!   Now i want to figure out a design incorporating the black oil sunflowers . . . so the birds have something to eat as well.  Thanks for the best website on polymer clay i have ever found.  At last – I am learning something.  And the treasure hunt is just plain fun, although winning would be even better! ~Pamela @ Polymer Clay Color Mixing Recipes

Thank You!!!! Thank You !!!! Thank You!!! I will visit your site often. I am a beginner and have been trying to learn, what a help you have been. I hope to some day meet you and Thank you in person. Where I work they are down sizing and it is just a matter of time, before it will be my time to go. I will be 58 tomorrow and I have loved art all of my life and there is not anything I have not tried. I have wanted to combine my love of drawing and photography into one medium and I have found it, Polymer Clay, I am glad you are out there for beginners like me. So again  I say THANK YOU, Warm Regards. ~Sandy @ Comment Received Via Email

Hi Cindy! I was grateful to realize that, your response to us today was right on the money. For me, it is difficult to work with a medium leaning into foreign territory, and being older tends to put more of a slant on that. So, I appreciated your words of confidence. It was as though you were peering into my brain.    //    I believe that you are absolutely correct, because familiarity helps a person to expand his/her horizons — namely, me. Ha! Ha! I should know, because I’ve been on breaking ground before.    //    Thanks for the encouragement. The worse it could be, is that I will get colored clay stains all over my hands. Ha! Ha! Does Brillo work on that!! Oops! It’s weird, but today (prior to reading your posting), my mind was concentrating on marbling. When I began to read your input, I found myself laughing. It was only because we were thinking in the same direction. I do have to start somewhere, so that will be my somewhere. How hard can it be, especially after I have been watching your tutorial I purchased. Won’t be concerned if it doesn’t turn out right, the main thing will be that I’m learning, and (most important) having fun. I’ve heard “That one person’s junk can be another person’s treasure”. This is right on the money. Ahem! I’d like to think that the fact that I’m involving myself, is what really matters. My clay will be my masterpiece — My Monet! Ta! Ta! ~Diana @ Polymer Clay Artists – Building Confidence

I discovered polymer clay a year ago, as a way to make candle holders for the beeswax candles I’m making. Now I can get out either candle making or polymer clay stuff, putting the other things on shelves. I have a 12 ft. x 14 ft. office, separate from the house, on top of a mountain at 9,000 ft. – now a little craft house.    //      I just tried making refrigerator magnets with lots of my small flower and leaf canes, and they came out great. My best friend’s daughter just graduated from high school, and is making beaded jewelry from plastic beads. I’m hoping I can convince her to get in to polymer clay – maybe she could even make money that way! (She has no car and everything is so far away here in the mountains that she doesn’t have a job yet.)    //    So this morning I went to your web site after seeing your email, and saw the idea of a badge lanyard out of beads. I have to wear a badge at work (computer programming, for nearly 33 years) to get in the doors – how cool to have a lanyard out of beads I made! So now I’m going to start making beads. Thanks for introducing me to a whole new artistic medium!!! I’m off to read up everything I can find on your web site, and I have lots of flower and leaf canes still ready to go. By the end of the day I’ll have beads I made all by myself! I made braided lanyards as a kid, at a summer program at the elementary school, so the idea brought back great memories. This will be fun!    //    Thanks for your wonderful web site! ~Betsy @ Custom Beaded Lanyards Made With Polymer Clay Focal Beads

Dear Cindy, I have to thank you for being so generous to young clayers, I am not considered neither young nor new clayer since I know polymer clay since 1976, But I have to say how much I appreciate you people that share your experience with clay with all the world. I honour all the excellent women-teachers-clayers that during all these years exchange their knowledge with us in the foreign countries. I am the only teacher in my region, Rhodes Greece, that after a long personal journey claying I have the satisfaction to enter into one of the best private schools in Greece in a regular basis weekly the lesson-activity of polymer clay. because the manager  is a fanatic admirer of the work we do with the kids, 4rth grade up, unfortunately I can’t find here all the special tools as tissue blades and brayers and I have to order them through the net. Anyway I am so glad we had this small talk I’ll visit your site the sooner possible to see your work if you want to see mine and my daughter’s wait a little bit , it’s under construction, i’ll let you know, Thanks again. ~Helen @ Comment Received Via Email

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