I had an interview at 6:05, my time, this morning, with Irene Robinson, KWCL-FM, 96.7. To hear it, you’d think Irene and I were sitting face to face in a studio, chatting away about subjects dear to both our hearts: books, animals, red-hot detectives like Tucker Darroch in “Deadly Gamble” and “Deadly Deceptions”. In reality, I was in my bathrobe, seated at my kitchen table, swilling instant coffee while I waited for the pot of regular java to brew. Sadie-beagle barked once, during the interview–she always has to get a comment in somewhere! Bernice, Cha-Cha and Jitterbug were all close at hand.
Once Irene and I had finished our chat, I just had to go back to the art room to see how my polymer clay image transfers worked out. Since they were lovely–the secret, it turns out, is using regular old bulk white Sculpey clay, burnishing the images well, and if you can bear to wait that long, letting them sit overnight. (I use personal photographs and copyright-free clipart, reversed and printed on t-shirt transfer paper.) It is like Christmas to me, peeling back that transfer paper and seeing if the process actually worked. It did! Although my ultimate objective is jewelry, I will probably use some of these pieces in collage or on greeting cards.
And now–to work. The clay will have to wait until later.