Well I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t having fun. I think I already mentioned that in an earlier post, though, so now I’m just being redundant and likely annoying. Moving forward.
I went to Etsy.com last night and ordered a few supplies from a couple sellers. I gave myself a budget of 40 dollars and I think I did very well. I spent $35.45 on some cameo molds and cabochons, and other decorative stuff. I’m into this cake making thing right now. I saw one tutorial of how to make a red velvet cake out of poly-clay, and decided to try it.
I used my little cake as a starting point for a little deco-den practice. I’m sure there’s tutorials somewhere for that too. I’m also expecting some acrylic rhinestones to come, and I’m still looking for a good source to buy those. At the Hobby Lobby, I found them for nearly $4 for what didn’t seem like a lot of rhinestones. So I didn’t buy them there. Instead, I found them at Etsy (I love that website) for a $1 for the same amount of stones as in the package in the store.
Maybe Fire Mountain Gems? Or perhaps another online source I have yet to discover?
Anyway, I’m thinking of doing some deco on my Sony camera I keep using to take all these pictures. It’s already a boring Navy blue, so I want that to change. Let’s get crazy creative!
One Last Thing
Randomness at the end of a post about clay stuff, I just wanted to share my recent drawing. I haven’t drawn anything in a while, constantly feeling discouraged about it. I guess at one time I was okay at fashion sketching. This was the one piece of homework I did for that class that I dropped.
The assignment was to choose a designer of the period we were studying. In this case, La Belle Epoque. I chose Mariano Fortuny, the guy who did costumes for theater. I really just wanted to try to draw this famous dress of his, called a Delphos gown. He was inspired by ancient Greece. And he invented the pleating process for the fabric (he was an inventor too – yay, science!).