Susan Rimmer

Art jewellery, made with love

Finding my way

After so long without posting or getting much done in the creative, I finally feel like I am finding my way again.  I was beginning to wonder if I would ever feel really inspired to do anything creative or if I did, if I would be able to create anything worthwhile.  I Erica and friendsmentioned in my last post that I would be doing a children’s party and sure enough they produced some amazing things in some wonderful colours.  However, even that didn’t get me going.  Then last week I taught a workshop and was feeling a bit of a fraud but as I helped each of my students produce a lovely pendant (I am sorry to say I didn’t take any pictures) I knew that I needed to get back to work. 

New LeavesI decided to start with something I know and in the last couple of days I have made these 2 pendants.  I am really pleased with them.  Although I have made similar pieces before, I thought by doing something I was familiar with I could get back in to the groove and then start off in new directions.  So watch this space.

This weekend I am demoing in Burgess Hill and then have a clay day in London with the London Polymer Clay Group.  Louise Fischer Cozzi will be joining us so that will be a treat!  For more information click here.

Posted in Thing a day by Susan on July 21st, 2010 at 3:10 pm.

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  1. Daphne Mainwaring Jul 25th 2010

    Susan, thank you so much for yesterday at Burgess Hill, I really did enjoy watching and learning different ways of using clay. I am looking forward to the workshops you are going to be doing at Giraffe Gems.
    Can I ask, although I did write this down, the large round pendent, greens and blues made of circles, was this a skinner blend first then made up of different circles, I thought I had written it down, but must have been too engrossed. Thanks again.

  2. Stick with it, inspiration will strike you when you least expect it! Whenever I’m stuck for inspiration I always go back to a few trusty techniques I know I enjoy. I do something simple that always works. Sometimes just a Skinner blend is enough to get you thinking of new things. When all else fails I get my books out and follow a tutorial. Just following instructions without over thinking gets my brain going ‘by accident’ sometimes!!


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