Saturday, March 05, 2011

Enjoying new blossoms, good friends and old artwork....

Being away for a while does bring it's rewards....like the gift of reuniting with good friends.
And when I'm over at a good friend's house it also means I get to look again at little pieces of art work that I've given as gifts.

It's always a good feeling and a bit of a relief to see something that I made, years ago, and actually be charmed by it. The emotional process of creating art is...at least for me.... such a roller coaster ride.
I was sharing this online today at That Creative Place, where I teach classes.

A woman, new to sculpting, was taking my class in learning to sculpt a face and I wanted to make sure she knew that it is a process....a process where it is necessary to be kind to yourself. Everytime I create something I seem to journey along the same path...and even though I know the twists and turns of this path, I still fall into the emotion of it. I wanted to prepare her a bit for this possibility.

When I'm creating, it is like falling in love. I am so in love with what I am making that I am sure it is the best thing I've ever done.
I'm sure it is worth millions of dollars.
Then.....a couple of days after I have completed the piece, I see everything wrong with it.
I am embarrassed for anyone to see it. I am sure it should be thrown out!

Fortunately,within a month's time, my emotions level out and I can see the piece for what it is, and appreciate the good points, and learn from the places that don't work as well.

And then there comes the time when I haven't seen a piece of my artwork for months or years....
and when I see it, I am happy.
Today was one of those days. :)







Sunday, February 27, 2011

We're baaaa...aaack!!  

What a winter it's been!  I don't know if you all have had the flu and viruses in your part of town but it's been pretty brutal here.

The good news is that Creativity is flowing fresh this shiny 2011!  

Word has it that Marilyn will be designing a new class soon.  Details soon.  shhhhhhh.......

I have listed Kerin Gale's book , Curious Dreams, in this post:  To put it simply, It ROCKS.  It's the first book that I've seen that uses extensive tutorials for Apoxie Sculpt. 


DISCOUNT ALERT: You can use the code curious in our store for a 30% discount on 1lb Apoxie Sculpt and Apoxie Clay (limited to stock on hand)

or go directly to the store:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I spread my love

Hello friends! I don't know if I can write here..too much time out of this wonderful blog...and so I want only spread my love with my little Nuvoletta Fairy..ciao ciao Lisa!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

New class in creating a "Pumpkin Dreamer!"


There's a new online class just up on That Creative Place! I created a fun class in sculpting and painting a little babe asleep in a pumpkin.

One of my granddaughters was born right before Halloween and we have a photo of her placed inside a big pumpkin....so this one's for you, Kobain!

Come join me online at the Forum at That Creative Place.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Crown Yourself Queen! A new class by Marilyn Radzat

I have just created a new online class at That Creative Place.

A few months ago I wrote on my blog of the crowns that I was creating for friends for a group birthday party.
By the end of the 8th crown I had developed an easy step by step format to follow to produce a form for a crown and so I put together a lesson plan with lots of photos, that anyone could follow.

It's fun, simple,and can be adapted for any occasion.

Check it out here along with other fun classes and join me for some creating fun!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New class in Sculpting Faces!!


Please stop by That Creative Place to see Marilyn's latest class in Sculpting Faces and painting them!

Over 100 photos and step by step instruction on how her faces are created.

Learning something new is so much fun.!
And this class is one in which you will download the files and learn at your own pace and time.
The online forum will always be open for you to ask questions and read added information.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

How to Make a Polymer Clay Heart