Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday's spotlight - Master Muses

Our usual Sunday's Spotlight blogger, Pete (my dad) has been away for the week - so I have given him the week off blogging! I think it's his first week off in a year!  Moral of this tale - don't comment negatively on your daughter's blog or you'll be asked to be a guest blogger and not get any time off!

So instead of my dad's post, I thought I'd take the spotlight - and spotlight the Master Muses.  You may recall that Tonya Davidson at Whole Lotta Whimsy came up with the Master Muse idea - where she has created two teams of metal clay artisans and each team has a challenge to create something and then write a step by step project on it.  Each Wednesday, Tonya puts up snippets of a different tutorial on her blog and the tutorials will then be for sale at Whole Lotta Whimsy.

To date, there have been 5 artists who rose to the challenge to  "create an unusual and fantastic clasp using metal clay".

Anne Mitchell started it off with a steampunk clasp; Barbara Becker Simon with a lovely copper swirl clasp; Vickie Hallmark made a ball key type clasp for a bracelet; Angela Baduel Crispin made a key slot clasp; and Patrik Kusek made a peek-a-boo clasp!

It's great to see what each has made and I'm looking forward to the full tutorials.  The second challenge starts next week.  The challenge was to use the technique of stenciling combined with the theme of Steampunk!  My creation will be on Tonya's blog next Wednesday morning! Hope you'll take a look.


Vickie Hallmark said...

Looking forward to seeing what you came up with! I'm trying to imagine a whimsical twist on steampunk. ;-)

I'm finding the challenges to be quite rewarding.

Ruth said...

You are so right Vickie - whimsy with punk were definitely a challenge!