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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Terlizzi

And so it begins...

Sept 2018 Mini Toad

Welcome to my blog! The beginning! Day one!

Do people even read blogs anymore? I have a feeling the blogging heyday is over. Most people struggle to get to the end of a tweet; they aren’t interested in reading long paragraphs by an artist waxing poetic on the merits of polymer. Or, maybe they are? I guess we’ll see!

I only keep up with a few blogs—a couple on clay, a humorous one about knitting, and a science-y one about wild birds, written by a birdwatcher-scientist. They all have a couple things in common: they teach me something, and (perhaps more importantly) they are brief. So let it be with this blog.

Life is full of twists and turns, and can be wonderful and unpredictable. If you told me 10 years ago that in 2019 I would be making a living shaping toads out of a strange plastic material, and then blogging about the experience, I would have said, “Heh?” and then gone back to whatever it was I was doing back then (which honestly, I can’t remember.) It’s been a wild, exciting ride, this polymer art thing, and I can’t wait to see where it takes me next, and to tell the story here.

What I’m working on this week:

The daughter of a good friend of mine is getting married. Our kids played soccer together in elementary school, and now they’re all old enough that weddings are a thing that can happen—how is that even possible? Anyway, this friend asked me to create the wedding topper for her daughter’s wedding cake. I’ve been given a copy of the bride and groom’s favorite engagement photo, and the idea is to recreate their likenesses and pose from the photo on two little 5” clay people. I have never done anything like this before, and I am fast approaching the deadline. Ack! But they trusted this important project to me, and I won’t let them down.

As soon as I have something to show, I will chronicle it here!

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