Growing up, Art has always been a part of my life. As a kid, I would watch fairy tale cartoons and make an illustrated storybook about it afterwards. I would play around my cousin's Lego set and build a room for my paper dolls. I love drawing and painting landscapes and still life using pastels and watercolor as media. I would have liked to be a stained glass artist but materials were not readily accessible here so I substituted it with Japanese colored paper and plastic sheets. I also took up photography when I can already afford a DSLR camera.
Then I was introduced to beaded accessories. I learned the craft through books and magazines, then the next thing I knew, I was hooked!
|Here are some pictures of my beaded accessories :)|
But alas, it has its limitations. I wanted to do more unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.
Last year, while browsing the net for resin jewelry, I stumbled upon Polymer Clay. I was a little hesitant at first because of all the arts, sculpting was never my strongest suit. I bought my first clays and tools from Ms. Mel Felipe of Purplenook(you can check out her facebook site for clay and crafting goodies: http://www.facebook.com/PurpleNook). Then I took my first workshop with the Beadlady, Ms. Angeli Sobrepeña-Del Rosario (www.thebeadlady.info/).
|Clay creations during the workshop :)|
After hoarding materials, tools, books and workshops, I felt like I definitely found my passion. There are so many ways with Polymer clay, so many techniques to master and to discover. And I am happy that the craft and the people who continuously master it have welcomed me warm-heartily into their niche.