It’s the 4th Thursday of November 2013… which means that it is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. So first off, I’d like to wish everyone who celebrates this holiday, a very happy and thankful day.
Our Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, happens in October… so that is when we had our big Turkey dinner. With that said… now let’s get on with today’s show…
Topics Covered In This Video:
- For those of you who have been following this Polymer Clay Tutor Blog for a while, you will know that we have been taking our business out on the road in a 31 foot travel trailer to start visiting with members of the PcT Community, and with potential sponsors. Here is a link to the post announcing our very first PcT Roadtrip back in 2012.
- On the first (2012) PcT Roadtrip we had visited Karon Cowger (Karonkay) and her husband Dave, out in Spokane Washington. When we visited them then, Karon showed us a room full of polymer clay flowers that she was making for a very special (and secret) project. Well… now that the project (event) has come and gone, she doesn’t have to keep quiet about it anymore. So, on our PcT Roadtrip #2 which took place at the end of August 2013, we went to see Karonkay again. This time she was able to reveal all, about her amazing polymer clay flower adventure!
- Here are Karon’s words about her incredible project… “The reason it was a secret was because it [her polymer clay flower bouquets] was for one of the Inaugural Balls in Washington D.C. The American Indian Society, asked me to do two bouquets for their main sponsors of the ball. So we got to do two of them… I actually did four. One for me, one for my sister who lives in Washington D.C. and the two for the ball. In the United States here, we have of course, a State Flower for every State. And we thought that was very appropriate for the Inaugural Ball, after the big fighting of the Election (2012) and everyone being mean… we thought we’d bring all back together, with every State in the Union in the bouquet. And so we decided to do the official State Flower for every State. So, I really got to stretch my wings.”
- Please Note: This 15 minute video is a bit longer than our usual weekly clips, because Doug couldn’t bear to cut any of the footage of the beautiful flowers in the bouquet. Fifty different state flowers takes a while to shoot… and even at that, we did not even get to them all. However, 15 minutes is nothing compared to the full year it took Karonkay to complete her polymer clay flower bouquets. Do watch to the end. It will be well worth the time for all the inspiration you will gain.
Question of the Day:
What do you think of Karon’s stunning flowers? I’d love to hear your comments and support for her on this great project. It was a BIG deal for her to pull off, as I’m sure you can imagine. Please do leave your responses in the comment section below.
By the way, if you have a polymer clay question or challenge you’d like me to address in an upcoming video vlog, do post it in the comments below. I’d love to help you find quicker and easier ways to bring up the professionalism in your polymer clay art.
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