Sculpey

Sculpey.pngSeveral weeks (months?) ago I picked up a brick of Sculpey at the art supply store. I had no real ideas for using it in mind, it just seemed like something fun to play with. (Yeah, I know, I can justify expensive polymer clay, but not Legos. It just…well, it makes sense to me.) Since then, I have played with it a lot, but, with the exception of making a base to support an old pocket watch, thereby turning it into a miniature clock, I have not made anything worth keeping. Or blogging about.

So I’m trawling the internet for ideas. First and foremost in the search is Flickr’s Sculpey tag. The only problem here is that 90% of the photos seem to be of jewelry people have made from various Sculpey products. And while I have nothing against these sorts of projects, they’re not really what I’m looking for.

I know I would like to do some sort of sculpture.

In fact I have a fantasy (not like that pervert) of being able to sculpt a designer toy. I’m a huge fan of all the art toys that have come out in the past few years, things like those designed by Touma and Tokidoki. One of my longstanding favorite series is the Vimobots by Mimoco.

Even a lot of the independent artists and illustrators I like are getting into the act.

And that’s what I would like to do. Really. No joke. I just think that is a really cool form of art that has come into its own in the past couple of years and something I would like to try. But I like inspiration and technique. The latter I can learn, the former though…well, that’s where trawling the internet comes in. So I guess, for now, it’s back to fishing and hoping that inspiration will rise up from the murky depths of the web.

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