Category Archives: photography

How DO They Do It?

I’ve switched from the active production of masks, faces, and beads to taking pictures and editing, racing towards my deadline  to put together “A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks” and have it in print by Halloween. It can be done!!–but … Continue reading

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Skinner Blends and More!

On our PolyMarket Press side of things, work is progressing on new books. In 2010 we will see the debut of two new books from me– Making Faces, Molds & Forms and The Art of Polymer Clay Masks. Learning a lot … Continue reading

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More Miniature Masks

Click the pic to see a larger version. These whimsical wonders are 10 more miniature polymer clay masks from the 2009 Internet Mask Swap. Created by Ellen Bellenot Rumsey, these little works of art are each small enough to fit … Continue reading

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A stroll down memory lane….

With a CanoScan 8800F scanner in the house for the last month, I’ve been scanning slides and family photos, editing with Adobe Photoshop and making slideshow presentations to burn onto CD’s. The scanner gives me access to all the slides … Continue reading

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chez Madame’s

chez Madame’s, originally uploaded by sarajane helm. A long while back, I made 12 dolls and miniature sets for a photo shoot. Using paper, polymer clay, fabric and whatever was right for the job, I made several different Shady Lady … Continue reading

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Masks and More

I just returned from the Tougaloo College Summer Art Colony in Jackson Mississippi. This year was #12 for this week long celebration of art. Its also the second time that I’ve been there as an instructor. Our class made masks, … Continue reading

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When the Spirit Doll Moves!

I’ve been having fun playing with face masks, dolls, and beads. All the cotton jersey that I’ve previously dyed has been cut into fat quarters for making into doll bodies and spirit doll kits. I’ve got some premade bodies that … Continue reading

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