While it feels like I’ve been really busy over the last few weeks, I have been able to do some new arty projects in the evenings and wanted to try new ideas.
I went to see Little Shop of Horrors at the theatre a few weeks ago, I love the film and the show was brilliant! Inspired by my love of monsters and plants, I started making a few of my own polymer clay plant creatures. Sometimes I just want to make something and not have any ideas of preliminary sketches beforehand. This is how I started with my flower and cactus creatures below.
I had these tiny pots lying around for ages, I got them from a little craft shop near where I live. I also made some kind of steam-punk fish earrings with translucent clays and was thinking about what I could put in the Tim Holtz glass domes I’ve had for a while. That is when I decided to make a tooth – which glows in the dark!
I made some smaller octodude key rings partly because I find it relaxing and to update my Etsy shop with more things. I wanted some new kind of inspiration. I love Instagram for following different and interesting people and this lead to me buying a beautiful book of Rocks & Minerals. Anyone who likes shiny things, natural history or looking for something new should check this book out.
This book inspired me to make a tooth with crystals and a tooth with a gold cavity. I think I have found a good theme to develop on. I find there is so much beauty and depth in nature to inspire, you just have to stop and look for it.