For those who have been following this blog, you will already know that Doug, Willow, Fisher and I recently packed up a 31 foot travel trailer and set out on our 1st PcT Roadtrip! Here are a few links to previous videos leading up to the main event…
Our big picture objective is to travel the globe (North America to begin with), visiting with members of this wonderful PcT community, polymer clay guilds, vendors/suppliers, mixed media artists, craft bloggers, bead shows, industry conferences, craft fairs and anyone/anything else that resonates or has synergy with our creative polymer journey.
Along the way we will gather photos, videos, interviews and tons of inspiration from the many sights, sounds and people encountered. Of course, we’ll share as much as possible here at the blog, so that you guys can share in the experiences as well.
Well… our first trip was a huge success! We were blown away by the whole adventure! Saw lots, did lots, met lots of amazing people and learned tons of stuff (which I will write more about in another post). It was incredible treat for all involved, and the ten days flew by faster than you could imagine!
We gathered so many videos and photos, that it would be too much to drop on you all at once. So… we’ll dole out the content over the upcoming weeks, mostly on Mondays. That will keep Fridays open for the Studio Tips videos that we started to roll out each week since switching to the monthly publishing format for the membership tutorial videos.
As far as what you can expect from the PcT Roadtrip videos, we will probably show them in the order they were filmed. That way you’ll get a bit of a sense that you are coming along for the ride, as it happened.
I do feel kind of bad for the people who were the last ones on the trip, since it could be awhile before you guys get to see your videos. But trust that everyone will eventually get featured on the big screen (or little screen if you’re watching on your iPhone :-).
The subjects of the videos are varied. In some cases we will be sharing the work of some very talented members. And, you’ll get to walk behind the scenes with us at an awesome jewelry supply company. Then there’s a studio interview with a well-known mixed media artist. At least one video shows me helping a member work through some challenges she was having with her polymer clay. And there will also be lots of fun chats involving kids, pets and awesome scenery. All very exciting and entertaining stuff.
Here is a Google Map of the route for our first PcT Roadtrip:
I hope you enjoy our first PcT Roadtrip Vlog – an Interview with Karonkay Cowger from Spokane, Washington. It is a sneak peak for the beginnings of a very exciting project she is currently working on. But please don’t ask her about the project just yet, because she is not at liberty to share any specifics at this time. However, when the story breaks, I can guarantee that you’ll be very impressed. How’s that for Cliff Hanger?
Btw… if you have not already done so in a previous post, do let us know where it is that you call home… so that you can be notified when we plan on rolling through your town in an future roadtrip. Please use the comment section below to share your coordinates… just the town or city. We’ll be able to contact you privately via email for more specific contact information.
On the first trip we discovered that it was a lot of work to see each person individually (that’s not to say that we won’t be willing to continue doing this)… but it would be awesome if some of you would organize with each other and identify locations that might work for several members (and non-members too), to meet up with us all at once.
For example, if you know the manager of your local Michael’s store or Hobby Lobby… or ???, you could look into booking their workshop room for a few hours. I think it would be very enjoyable for some of you to have the opportunity to meet up with other passionate clayers in your local areas… don’t you think?