Clay Art - Page Two
A Portal to Tutorial Heaven
This week, NJ treated us to a begonia-making demo. It was an exercise
in pink and white. We watched as she created the blend, skilllfully
folded it accordian style, and cut it into pieces that magically became
flower petals in her hands.
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As usual, we ooh'd and ahh'd over the beautiful begonia, but that was
just the appetizer. At the end of each segment of a demo, NJ takes the
"scraps" and "chops" then in her signature style. These chops become
something akin to a Natasha bead, but with NJ's personal flair.
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NJ treated us to "dessert" after the begonia demo -- she made this mask
out of the "leftovers."
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The best part is, that whatever she makes, we are watching her on our
computer monitor screens in real time. For me, that's 11 p.m. on Friday
nights. NJ is in California, so for her, it's just 8 p.m. But what time
is it for our friend Alice in Amsterdam, Holland? It's 6 a.m. the next
morning. Alice sets her clock to regularly attend the demos. We have an
eclectic and global group in probably every time zone in the world. Our
clay mates join the demo from England, Spain, Germany, Italy,
Australia, Brazil, Canada, almost every state in the United States, and
one member who lists her location as 'At the End of a Gravel Road in
The motto of the MSAT Clay Art family is To Uplift, Educate and Love.
And you can be sure this group talks the talk and walks the walk. I
personally invite you to join us some Friday night soon, when it will
be your turn to have NJ ask you, "What'll you have, Honey?"
Publisher's Note: There's just not enough space in one
issue of this ezine to show you the many delights of Nora Jean Gatine
and the MSAT Clay Art group. Please visit her website and be sure you
have food and drink with you -- you'll be there a while.
For more information visit: http://www.norajean.com/MSAT/ClayArt/Moderators.htm
MSAT Clay Art group site has instructions for accessing the free webcam
demos as well as background information on the group and their
benevolent projects to their fellow claymates in need. Look for
information on the Donations Box and Newbies Box in the FILES and LINKS