You didn’t think PCD would get through Valentines Day without featuring Ron Lehocky, did you? Nope!
The problem was picking one. Ron has photos of his avid collecters bedecked in his pins. They make perfect gifts for any occasion.
This heart is just emerging from a great collaged sheet of veneer.
For those of you who don’t know Ron, he’s a Kentucky physician/teacher/author who has been creating heart pins for sale with all proceeds going to Louisville’s Kids Center since 2005. He’s aiming to hit 50,000 hearts in his fundraising effort. He’s the undisputed king of hearts and this is his day.
Texas’ Susan D (suzicq) outfits her hearts with antlers, crowns, flowers, and flames. “My studio is constantly overflowing because everything is fodder for the art machine,” says Susan.
Her tastes run from Voodoo dolls to goblins and monsters so these slightly dark hearts continue her vibe which you can catch on Etsy.
Over at StudioMojo, we’ll look at our own art machines. What are we making these days and why? Plus, the 3D printed cutters of my own design arrived. Would custom designed cutters help your process? Join us for Saturday morning musing.
Last week Meg Newberg (PolymerClayWorkshop) showed us her fun repeating hearts made from a bullseye. With a few additions and sleight of hand, she makes that cane work from Valentines Day to Easter!
If you look closely at the slices in the photo you’ll see hearts on the edges. By cutting the original cane slightly differently and shaping it into triangles, then hexagons, she covers a hollow egg with slices.
Don’t take my word for it, watch her give one of the quickest, cleverest classes ever. Her videos are on her Instagram.
Arizona’s Meg Newberg (polymerclayworkshop) mesmerizes us with her little cane videos on Instagram.
Here she turns a simple bullseye cane into an arty retro repeating heart pattern. Her quick videos make it look so simple that you’ll be tempted.
If canes delight you, check out her monthly pattern idea.
It’s nearly February and time for the valentine parade to begin. Greece’s Anarina Anar leads us off with a new necklace.
Her hearts are assembled from several shapes, made of light clay shaded with pencils or inks. A black backing also serves to outline her bright colors. A bit of texture and some teardrop elements make hers an unusual treatment.
Need a little more polymer love? Head over to StudioMojo for a taste of the wider world – lots of tidbits that we couldn’t cram into PCD. This week we hunt down the experimenters, track the exhibitionists and find new ways to keep your muse happy and your mojo working.