Halloween scream and pats on the back

Karen Walker lets out a scream for Halloween on PolymerClayDaily.com

UK’s Karen Walker (Clayground) perfectly captures Halloween 2020 with her rendition of Edvard Munch’s Scream in Cernit. No gore necessary! We get the picture from this sleek, simple, wide-eyed character. Here on Facebook.

If you’re feeling ready for a cheery diversion, stop by tomorrow’s StudioMojo where we’ll be encouraging you to pat yourselves on the back for accomplishments great and small during these scream-worthy times. BYO Halloween candy. 

Stinky polymer cheese monsters

You may be pretty used to monsters during October, but I’m betting that cheese monsters like these from Spain’s Carlos Medinilla Castro (carcreatures) didn’t just pop into your head.

His polymer creations are part of the toy and art doll exhibition in Barcelona. Carlos’ art pays homage to the gastronomic and stinky universe of cheese with a zombie touch. You can sniff him out on Etsy too. Deliciously creepy.

And check out the hamburger workshop here.

I forgot how I get lost online. Whew, I gotta pace myself.

If you’re looking for the offbeat, cheese cutting edge of polymer news, come hang with us over at StudioMojo this Saturday. 

Polymer pumpkins

Kobotamatsukuri celebrates the pumpkin shape on PolymerClayDaily.com

PCD is back just in time for pumpkin season. It will take some time for me to get my grab-and-go skills back. I’m rusty.

This polymer pumpkin is from Kobotamatsukuri who is a research scientist in Japan. Pumpkins are sprinkled throughout her Instagram so obviously, they’re important and intriguing. But how and why? She doesn’t explain.

We’re all missing being able to travel so I brought you something exotic and mysterious. You’ll have to search for clues about this artist. Let me know what you find. It’s good to be back.

 

Kindly monsters celebrate the season

Leah Lester's dragons celebrate Halloween on PolymerClayDaily

Apparently, dragons enjoy celebrating Halloween as you can see in this edition of Little Lazies from Seattle’s Leah Lester.

Very benign and cute creatures are what we need this year and Leah’s is a happy story. She started out as a cake decorator but really wanted to create monsters and so she did.

Legions of polymer lazies appear on Instagram and fly off her Etsy shelves. Sometimes that happens when you follow your heart.

Here’s wishing you a Happy Halloween. I’ll be taking time off to write and play for the entire month of November. PCD will be on hiatus but StudioMojo will come out every Saturday. So if you’re needing to check in with your buddies in polymer, come on over for our Saturday confab. See you back here in December!

Studio monsters

Nichole Johnson loves monster season on PolymerClayDaily.com

New York’s Nicole Johnson (MealyMonsters) is coming up on her favorite time of year. Her witches have taken up residence in their teacups. The pumpkin heads are everywhere on her Instagram

Nichole Johnson loves monster season on PolymerClayDaily.com

Note new details like dripping noses on her popular witches. Where will the monsters show up in your studio? In the spoons perhaps?

Tricks and treats

California’s Caroline McFarlane-Watts (tall-tales.com) makes some of the scariest 5″ broads you’ve ever seen.

Her miniatures are custom made for use in film, TV, editorial, advertising and for personal collectors. See these good and bad witches in process on her site.

Caroline shows more of her tricks and treats on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Happy Halloween!

October surprise

Kassel on PCDaily

Doreen Gay Kassel gives us an early “trick or treat” with this Pumpkin Head Man polymer sculpture.

What a relief, nothing political in her October surprise. Maybe that’s what makes it a surprise.

Won’t we all be glad to get back to our studios and on the way to recovery from election stress?

Thanks for the surprise, Doreen. See more on Instagram and Facebook.

Studio goblins

Malinow on PCDaily

Who better than illustrator/artist Wendy Wallin Malinow to remind us of the approaching spooky season with her mixed media Goblins?

She resurrects a cigar box and fills it with her distinctive painting and polymer. Go in close for a look at the details.

Wendy entered this piece in the seriously spooky #mabsdrawlloweenclub on Instagram. See more of Wendy’s works on Instagram, Etsy and Tumblr.

Are there monsters and ghosts lurking in your studio?

Undead polymer

Terlizzi on PCDaily
Baldwin on PCDaily

Don’t look now but monsters are beginning to creep into the polymer pages online.

Melissa Terlizzi’s trio of Zombie Brooches: Accessories for the Wicked and the Undead (above) are very weird and wearable.

Melissa’s from Virginia and you’ll find her on Facebook.

Denise Baldwin (left) cooked up a batch of exotic creatures on Flickr. She’s identified herself as ODDimagination so this line of creepies shouldn’t be a surprise. She’s on Etsy. Denise is from Virginia too! Coincidence?