This has been a busy week in the Stern household.
Izzy is experimenting with food coloring and various foods for his science unit (we are studying cells).
“Hey Mom, why you taking my picture?”
We also have an upcoming show at The Plains Public Library, in addition to the two shows I already have work in, so it is up to the studio we go:
Izzy at his clay station. We spent a good half hour earlier this week cleaning up the old clay. He couldn’t be happier to have the extra room to work in.
A different angle. You can see the many plush creatures I’ve made from my own patterns as well as a few from Ravelry and books. My hats are off to the right, and that is a mini quilt hanging from my design wall above them.
Izzy wanted me to take a picture of him demonstrating how to make a bead. He uses Sculpey III brand polymer clay. I supervise the baking process. Izzy has been sculpting for nearly 8 years now, and I am amazed at how detailed his work is becoming.
Here he is decorating an earring part with Pearl Ex powders. I was watching him while I was seated at my sewing machine.
Not to be left out, I have been creating, too.
Yellow strips in process. I was having a tension problem and had put this piece aside while I figured it out. Finally I managed to dislodge the lump of lint which had made a home in my bobbin case and all was well.
Here is a closeup of the big yellow base. I added the ten long strips I pieced between yesterday and today. I am very happy to have my sewing machine working again. To the right is “Day of the Cichlids” in process and to the left are the completed White Queen and Frog Prince.
The family who creates together stays together!