Saturday, October 22, 2011
I'm a member of the Creative Paperclay® Design Team!
If you follow my blog, you've most likely noticed that I've been posting links to Creative Paperclay® projects, and have posted a project or two of my own. I love this product--it's easy to handle, and it air-dries. A novice can learn to use it quickly, and an expert can make it sing! It's perfect for an experimenter like myself.When the call for a design team went out last month, I was intrigued. I've never been on a design team before, and had been wondering what it was all about. I'd been talking with Terri Sproul, the Design team co-ordinator, and she encouraged me to try out.
I did, and I was accepted. I'm so excited to begin this new adventure.
Do all you know me? I'd like to think so, lol, but I should introduce myself. My name is Sandra Strait, but my online persona is Molossus. That's an obsolete term for a big dog (such as my two boys (gone, alas) who were mastiffs, weighing in around 250 lbs) It's also a term for certain kinds of snakes, bats and a metrical foot used in formal poetry. I deny any relationship with snakes or bats, but I am a poet, if doggerel counts.
For a couple of years now, I've focused mostly on zentangle, a method of drawing designs in a way that makes complex patterns simple, and helps put you in a zen-like state. I do bleedthrumanades (got lemons, make lemonade, got marker bleed-thru, make bleedthrumanades), and I've recently started exploring watercolor triads. I've done a little writing, a little crocheting and I've had some kind of pen or pencil in my hand for most of my waking hours. Some of the sleeping ones too--I do my best art when I'm sleeping. If only I could figure out how to keep those dreams from fading once I wake!
I like to experiment and am not afraid to make mistakes. One of my joys in life is figuring out how to 'save' a mistake, and I like to share those experiences.
I'm looking forward to sharing my paperclay experiences over the next six months!
Check out the Creative Paperclay® blog to learn who my design team-mates are, and for lots of information about Creative Paperclay®. You can also find lots of tutorials and tips at the Creative Paperclay® website.
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