OK, in order....
I'm clearly not done with cephalopods:
These babies were a blatant attempt to make beads that look like squid, except squid don't have red dots that big, and usually aren't shiny turquoise, and, well... they aren't beads. So... um... yeah.
Then I took a side exploration into what I'm calling my Eye-Pods. Get it? Eye-Pods? *groaning heard around the world* In the photo below are some of my Eye-Pods strung with my "Mystery Ingredients Beads". If you can figure out what's inside these little chartreuse beads, I'll send you some (of a different color, of course... the ones below have been permanently wedded to my Eye-Pod beads).
And here are some of the first Eye-Pod beads I made. Wonky, funky, and other -ky words. I'll probably be making them into wonky, funky, and other -ky type bracelets.
OK, so I'm sure you're all asking "How did she get such saturated colors and still maintain that great mica shift?" I'm glad you asked.
Yup. I may have trouble with the chlorine scent of Kato Clay, but the Kato Polyclay Color Concentrates don't have much smell and pack a color-wallop in mica based Premo clays without diluting the mica sift. So, there's my tip for the day.
And what, you might ask, do I mean by 30,000 years of Art? (Or perhaps you were hoping I had forgotten?) I heard a piece on National Public Radio yesterday about a coffee table book on (no, not coffee tables) the entire history of art, starting 30,000 years ago (rock art being my personal favorite, btw). The title of this book is (surprisingly) 30,000 Years of Art, and is 13 pounds full of images and info. Wow! I'm thinking I'm gonna take up a collection, and maybe in the next... oh, say... 30,000 years I might have collected enough money to buy it.
So, there you go, an nice, long, juicy post. Hey, what I lack in timeliness I make up for with content - right?