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Winter is here again.

Well, it looks like winter is finally arriving here in Ontario.  Yesterday it was a very dreary wet day, and by the time I went to bed last night it was snowing.  Although there was no snow on the ground when I woke up, there was, and still is some on top of our vehicles.  I still have some tulip bulbs to put into the ground before the frost sets in, and I am hoping that on my day off this week that I can do it.

I have been playing with my fimo clay again.  I started out wanting to make little angels, but for some reason they just would not form for me.  That is ok though.  I ended up with these cute little fae folk instead!

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Fae Creatures Aliah

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Fae Creatures Aliah

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Fae Creatures Gryphon

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Fae Creatures Gryphon

 

I have decided to start allowing the clay to speak through me, rather than trying to make it do what I want.  I am also learning how to add other materials to my sculptures, such as hair etc.  When you add hair (fibers, wool etc) it is called wigging.  It is not the easiest thing to learn, and it will continue to be a learning process for me.  Here are my first attempts at it. 

I have added a Santa Claus to my Etsy shop in addition to the two above. 

His beard is made out of acryllic fibers, same as the Fae Creatures hair.

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Santa Claus

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Santa Claus

  There are 3 more of these that I have not listed yet.

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I think before I list these, I am going to be working a bit more with the beards.  I am not happy yet with them.

I have some more snowmen and a teddy bear too.

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Teddy Bear

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Teddy Bear

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Snowman

OOAK Fimo Clay Sculpture Snowman

 

I also have these with green and blue ribbons on them. 

Over the next few weeks I have some ideas that I will be working on, and will post some pictures of them as I complete them.

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Featured Etsy Artist Willowcat.Studio

Who: Willowcat.Studio ( http://willowcatstudio.etsy.com )

Where: Southern Manitoba Canada

What do you like to make? I make little art cards, one of a kind stubby totes, items in small editions, plushies, paintings and knit things.

What are your favourite mediums? Paper but there isn’t any medium I wouldn’t tinker with.

When did you start and why? I have always created and there really isn’t a why, it just was.

How long have you been doing this? I have been painting and selling for a little over 10 years. I dabbled in art events, eBay, my own website, craft sales and more. I never had very much success for several reasons; lack of focus, a day job, a house, a family, procrastination and the like. It hasn’t been until the last few years where I am pulling up the boot straps and working to make it happen.

How long have you been on Etsy? I have been an etsy member since October of 2006 but didn’t participate as a seller until the beginning of 2007. I made my first sale on March 15th 2007 with a small cityscape.

Do you sell your creations anywhere else?  Yes!!
I can be found at;
• Sew Dandee – 105 Osborne St. in Winnipeg Manitoba.
• Rare Funk – 8 Duke St. in Kitchner Ontario.
• Pembina Hills Art Center 352 Stephen St. Morden Manitoba.

I am also going to expand my online presence with icraft, mintd, lovli and more. Sadly it’s time that isn’t always on my side

What is involved in your creative process?  I am inspired by the object I find, the color of a paper, texture, a word, giggles, a smell, my family. Anything may trigger an idea, an image or inspiration to something wonderful.

What is the best thing you love about your art? I love how it is always in flux, shifting from craft to art or blending together.

What is your all-time favourite piece? In recent past it is this little painting
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Sadly my very favorite I can not find the photo of it

What is the biggest drawback you have found in selling online?

Shipping costs.
What do you do to advertise? I blog about myself and on occasion others, happily do an interview :), word of mouth and craft shows. I wouldn’t mind looking into web ads on places like Majaba.org and similar sites

Do you have any suggestions to others who want to sell their crafts online?
Be persistent and diligent, do a little marketing everyday and all those networking sites that ‘waste our time’ are not a waste of time.

It’s a stubby stubby Christmas!!

 

You simply must come to her shop on Etsy and check these out!  They are adorable!!!

 

stubby bunny holiday art collage card 2008 number 27

stubby bunny holiday art collage card 2008 number 27

stubby bunny holiday art collage card 2008 number 28

stubby bunny holiday art collage card 2008 number 28