Sunday, August 03, 2014

Summer Retreat

I just returned from the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild - retreat "Clay Connection", in New London, Ct.  It was 'A W E S O M E'.  I had so much fun, met wonderful people, and learned a ton of things.  I was blown away from this experience. I need to make a pledge to myself to attend a similar event annually.  It had been over ten years since my last retreat at Shrine Mont in Virginia.  The guild members and participants were friendly and gracious with sharing their skills and expertise.

I entered a timed challenge where I created a Bottle of Hope using crayons as a challenged ingredient. It was inspiring, so I went on to create a second BOH that I was pretty proud of.

The surface treatment was a new technique.  I have only tried it a couple of times. With this bottle I think I have learned how to control the output.  I still need some more practiced with this technique, but I love the results here.  I will share more about this technique in the future.