Last year I went to Polydays 2012, and learned a whole bunch of tricks with polymer clay - this year it is Polydays 2013 - but unfortunately this coincides with a holiday in Venice which cannot be moved to a more convenient time. Glutton for punishment that I am, I have arranged to go to Polydays for two days out of the three, drive back on Saturday night, and fly out early the next morning to Venice. As the course is pretty intensive and is sure to stretch my creative capabilities, I shall be quite exhausted - hopefully, I will have time to recover - most likely on the flight out to Venice!
I have been playing with clay for a few weeks now, and suddenly began to have wire withdrawal symptoms - my reels of wire were feeling quite neglected, and were crying out to be used. Just to keep them quiet, I decided to make a couple of pieces using my favourite techniques.
The Garden at Night
Dance Until Dawn
This painting of a flamenco dancer called 'Red Drapes' is by Renata Domagalska. The joyous movement of the dancer is irresistible and inspired the next piece, 'Dance Until Dawn'. The reds and blues seem to resonate with the sultry mood of the Flamenco dancer.