Technically it is wasting time. But in reality, it has been fun. And how many times have I said you have to play to feed those creative muses. I have been working way, way too hard lately, and it was time to play. Do something I didn't have to do, but wanted to do.
What is it? It is over 700 3/4" squares of polymer clay cut out of bits and pieces of leftover sheets of clay, from making cranes. I have been collecting them as I make cranes. Cutting them out, and putting them in a bowl. At one point I sorted them. Putting them in zip lock bags. Seperated by the intensity of the color. From dark, to very light. About six gradiations of intensity.
Yesterday I picked up a canvas boards, and started playing. The inspiration came from a post on Susan Lumoto's Polymer Clay Notes. It was about doing photo mosaics. I was intrigued by the idea of using polymer clay squares to create an image. And, years ago I had picked up a book on Watercolor Quilts. The end result, was this piece. I still need to glue all those squares in place. And some more tweaking of some of the pieces will happen. But, I just had to share. Hope you like it, and perhaps get inspired to do one of your own.