Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Birth of Venus

It's taken me a while to post but here are some pictures of my latest face cane. She is inspired by the painting "The Birth of Venus". I think I had some success with the shading which is the hardest part of face canes if you ask me. I did the cane in two parts. First I created just the face. I reduced this and then added the hair and background. I have some of the face left over and have to decide what to do with it.

I plan on posting some pictures from my WONDERFUL week I spent at Shrinemont. I met some fantastic polymer clay artists and made fast friends with my tablemates. I also spent a fantastic week with Kathleen Dustin. She is a gifted artist and is very willing to share her knowledge with others. Of course as we all know - knowing Kathleen's techniques doesn't mean your work will look as good as hers. I do plan to do more of her "translucent techniques".

My brain is overflowing with ideas after my trip to Africa. I definetly plan on redoing a Maasai woman. I'll keep you posted.


  1. Julie, your cane work astounds me! You are clearly a master of the face cane, my dear. It was a delight to meet you at the May retreat... I only wish I had won the piece you put in the auction! Lol.

    I have also been drooling over your Africa photos. Yowzers, that looked like so much fun, and so exciting!

    Keep up the great work!

  2. What a absolutely amazing cane Julie! Melanie is right to say you are clearly the master of the face cane. Looking forward to everything thing you do. You are really an inspiration!

  3. Oh my gosh, i have NEVER seen anything like that!!!! You are amazing!!!!

  4. fantastic cannes, realy amazing !

  5. A cane almost like a painting. That is great art.
    You do the most marvelous face canes. I am really impressed.

  6. OMG your work is so amazing!!! I've been looking for a good Polymer clay eye ball cane tutorial. Not the simple eyes that are all over the place.. I've seen this tutorial last year, but can't seem to find it now. Do you happen to know where I could find a good eye ball tutorial?

    Thank you for your help.

    I'm also a new follower.

    Have a great day!