I am very happy to announce that my Muses, clay on canvas collages and beachstone bracelets will now be on display for sale in the gift shop at the lovely Legacy Gallery & Cafe in downtown Victoria!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I scanned a baby name book to find the perfect name for this Muse. "Thalia" means "joyful blooming". One of the Three Graces was named Thalia so the name works perfectly.
Thalia is a wall mount Muse made with polymer clay and fibre- she's 12.5"/32c m tall.
Posted by Gera Scott Chandler at Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Tea will be the theme for a while although the weather here in Victoria is much more in keeping with tea of the iced variety. I work with thin layers of polymer clay when composing these clay collages and I need a fan aimed at the work to prevent a soggy meltdown.
This piece is titled "Tea by the Sea" for obvious reasons. It's 5x7x1.25 inches.
I've been asked about my technique with clay on canvas- it's new for me too and I'm making it up as I go along! My best first tip is to smear fimo gel or Kato Sauce all over the canvas then place a bottom sheet of polymer clay on the canvas using any colour combination or surface treatment you choose- there's your base layer- go from there... let me know what you come up with!
Posted by Gera Scott Chandler at Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I've spent a few days working on a collection of little 4"x4"x1.25" canvases. Adding fish to my "Twilight Trees" motif is going to lead to some new larger canvases and the Teatime series (inspired by the teapot goddess- Wanda Shum) has has me going wild in my sketchbook- not to mention googling teapots all over the internet for some over the top shapes!
Posted by Gera Scott Chandler at Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Woman of the Stone Shore was accepted into the Sooke Fine Arts Show! The show opens on July 25th in Sooke. I have little Muses, Beachstone Bracelets and 4x4x1.25 polymer clay on canvas collages for sale in the Gift Shop. I'll be demonstrating how to make Beachstones from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Monday, August 3rd!
Posted by Gera Scott Chandler at Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I gathered a bagful of little clam shells on Rathrevor Beach in Parksville a few months ago with the idea of using the shells as little bowls for little muses to carry. I've made a series of four- they are Abrai, Brinn, Daron and Cari. Each little muse is approx 8" or 21 cm tall and made with polymer clay and fibre. They'll make their debut at the Sooke Fine Arts Show Gift Shop.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I'm back from a lovely vacation in the Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island. Lots to do these days starting with completing this twilight trees and fish-themed goblet for the Crafts Council of British Columbia's Goblet challenge fundraiser.
Posted by Gera Scott Chandler at Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
If you're in Vancouver over the next few days don't miss a visit to Granville Island and the beautiful Silk Weaving Studio where you can enjoy The Buttons, Buckles and Beads Show!
I have a selection of polymer clay buttons on display.
The show ends at 5:00 pm on July 7th.
Posted by Gera Scott Chandler at Friday, July 03, 2009