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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Experiment Turns Into Experience

 

My experiment

using Carmen Torbus’s book,

THE ARTIST UNIQUE,

has turned into a wonderful

experience.

 

I used her book, internet resources, and the advice of friends to explore this entirely new medium.  I invited a good friend of mine to experiment with me.  She had the materials and equipment on hand, but had never invited herself to jump in.  So with music playing and good conversation, we had a great creative day together.  And both of us knew more at the end of the day than we knew when the day started.

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Part of the commitment to this creative process was that I would make something to give away.  I used my circle on Facebook and over a dozen of  my Pride Pods found happy homes.  Gifts sent out into the world as messengers of tolerance and community.  I’ve worn one out into the world on three occasions – and each time that someone commented on the piece with some statement resembling, “Where did you gete that – I’ve never seen anything like it,” I gave it to them.

This process ignited a real interest in the world of polymer clay.  I used my new found skills to create a party favor for my guests at our Independence Day celebration.  I hammered copper to make a bookmark base and attached the Red, White and Blue pod.  Another “Pride” Pod.  Pride comes in all different colors!

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Creativity comes in all different modes and ways.  This is a new expression for me.  I am committed to continue turning Experiments into Experiences!  And Carmen Torbus’s encouragement started this all.  I wonder what her inspiration might get started for you?

 

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Swirly

posted July 8, 2011 at 11:23 am


The little gift you sent me has a permanent home on my studio shelves, where I see it on a daily basis and SMILE.



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