I love poppies. Last summer, after purchasing the Faery Tapestry print from Angel Burton, I really wanted a poppy necklace that invoked the same sort of feeling. I turned to Karen Lorraine, one of my favorite polymer clay artists. I have several of her works, both wall art and jewelry. I told her about the print and said I wanted a poppy pendant that felt ethereal or like it had come from the land of faery.
This is what she came up with.
It was spot-on for what I was thinking. I liked the stamped butterflies on the back, too!
Karen sketches directly on polymer clay. I also have this pendant by her, entitled "Faery Page." When I wear it, I usually get stopped by people I don't know to ask me about it and often I'm asked if it's a picture of someone I know. I don't personally know any faeries! I like how this has a sketchbook quality about it.
"Faery Fern" was a gift for my mom.
And "Sea Breeze" went to my friend Andrea.
"Fleur" is a wallhanging. I purchased it after reading "Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglwood," a book about a girl who had flowers for hair.
I had it framed and it's hanging in my house. I love how unusual it is. And the flowers stamped into the polymer clay add another interesting dimension.
This piece is done in pastels on paper, I believe. I also had it framed.
In other news, I took a big tumble yesterday right outside N.'s classroom. Both of my knees have - for lack of a better term - concrete burn. Similar to a rug burn, only obtained by skinning your knees through your jeans on concrete. My knees hurt so much today! I had to put a huge bandage on each knee so my pants wouldn't rub on it. I'm not sure what happened; one minute I was upright, the next I had concrete burn on my knees. Ouch.