Julie Eakes offers a nifty poinsettia tutorial on her blog. She collages slices from four or five basic canes onto a graduated background for one variation. Then she shows how the same canes can be used for sculptural or dimensional pieces. What a nice gift to readers.
If you’ve caught the generous spirit of the holidays, you may want to:
- Visit the EBay site of “Benefit Ada” which lists polymer clay items from several artists for auction. More than 80 items from around the world were donated. Ponsawan Sila’s daughter will receive the proceeds from this lovely project.
- Help support the Cerebral Palsy KIDS Center in Louisville, KY by purchasing Ron LeHockey’s polymer clay heart pins. Contact Ron at email@example.com.
- Donate on the site of the Sammunat project. The Australian government has recently provided grant money to this project that assists abused Nepalese women by teaching them beading and business skills. You can help keep this important project moving forward by donating on their site.
Thanks to Susan Lomuto at DailyArtMuse and Lindly Haunani for the links.
Ronna Sarvas Weltman ,
Thank you, Cynthia. I bet lots of readers will be caning poinsettias. Fabulous inspiration.
Question: How does one go about donating a piece to the “Benefit Ada” auction?
solange cocchi ,
Amo seu site,tem ideias otimas.Parabens
The poinsettia she made with the brass filigree is the most beautiful thing! Yikes!
Lee Ann Armstrong ,
Ronna – Thank you for asking about donations. You can make a paypal donation directly to Ada – http://dearada.blogspot.com/
Ginny Henley ,
Thank you Cynthia. Julie, I have, for years, been trying to come up with something classy (uh, sophisticated) for Christmas. You did it! Beautiful.
Heather Campbell ,
Beautiful Julie, so wonderful to see your work again! Your Obama cane is unbelieveable! I hope our paths cross again in the future.
que lindo todos estos trabajos, me encantaron pero les puedo pedir, si pueden poner canes para aprender como se hacen, muchas gracias………..