News & Spotlights — creativity

Find Time for Creativity by Infusing it into Your Day

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Time for creativity: if you're a creative person, then there's never enough of it. But here's the thing: just because we aren't always able to fit large blocks of creative project time into our weekly schedules doesn't mean we can't get creative (see what I did there?) and brainstorm ways we can still infuse it into our day-to-day activities. My fellow creatives, hear me out. I am with you! How I yearn for endless hours of unstructured time for working on my creative projects and building on a mountain of ideas that I can never seem to get to in order...

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Story Critter Caricature Sculptures for the Grandchildren

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Morris C. of Oro Valley AZ, write stories for his grandchildren. To illustrate the characters within the stories, he creates caricature sculptures for the critters within them. "I sculpt each one of the critters and plants from clay and then paint them," Morris explains, "Then, I put them in a setting to match the story and take a photo that is then inserted in the story." (Photo of a Watersnarfer with these blue glass eyes.) "I enjoy coming up with the caricatures to match the stories and sculpting them," Morris wrote to us in an e-mail, "Your glass eyes really make the...

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Textile Art by Pamela Malouf with Glass Eyes

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Pamela Malouf of Kingman, AZ shared her fantastic, mixed media art with us.   This mixed textile piece, "Vortex Visions," is a brilliant mix of of fabrics, glass eyes, and additional elements that give the artwork a 3D effect. Can you find all of the eyes? There are actually 5 thoughtfully places glass eyes. Two of them are sew-on eyes in lower left corner, plus 2 blue eyes and one brown eye glued on around center. It's so exciting to see our glass eye designs incorporated in artworks like this! About the glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com: All artisan glass eyes are original graphic designs designed...

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General Grievous Project with Golden Eyes

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Todd of Largo, FL, recently shared the steps he took to create his General Grievous sculpture. Check them out in the images below... (Glass eyes used: these golden dragon glass eyes.) It is so cool to see the epic handmade projects brought to life with our glass eye cabochons! And Start Wars inspired projects? That's even cooler. About the glass eyes from handmadeglasseyes.com: All artisan glass eyes are original graphic designs designed by Megan Petersen of Spokane, Washington Each cabochon is handmade with attention to detail and inspected for quality All products are made and ship from our studio located...

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Halloween DIY Craft project Tutorial

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If you are anything like me, you are near-obsessive about Halloween and anything related to it. So I have a fun little DIY for those who want to start before the décor is in-store. The following tutorial is for a handmade clay spider and an easy 4 step eyeball flower for those wanting something a little incognito. Craft Project Items Needed: Crayola Air-Dry Clay (White) Parchment paper Kitchen knife Handmade Glass Eyes Acrylic Paint (Black) Paintbrush and pallet Setup: The first step to creating this spooky spider is to create a flat ball the size of your palm and one...

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