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Katie Oskin and Ginger Davis Allman, two very different artists, worked together to explore voice in their art. Come read more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Explorations in Voice

What happens when two polymer clay artists, with very unique voices, create side-by-side with the same products? Find out in Explorations in Voice.

In college I made this copy of a Monet painting of The Petite Creuse River by Claude Monet. I learned a lot.

How Do You Find Your Artistic Voice?

How do you find your artistic voice or style? You don’t have to find it. You already have it. You already have favorite colors, favorite textures, things you like. Read more…

Inspirational poem, To Be an Artist.

To Be An Artist

Just a quick post for you today. My dad is an artist, a metal artist. And he gave me this framed print. …

What stories do we tell ourselves about our creativity and our ability? Read "We're Not Crafty People" by The Blue Bottle Tree.

We’re not crafty people…

Last night my 14-year-old daughter had a friend spend the night and the evening’s plans included watching a movie and doing a …

Heavenly blue morning glory flower with the sun shining through it.

Do you have a shower fairy?

When my husband Gary has worked on a frustrating project and is at a standstill and can’t think of a solution, he …

Beads I received from Arlene Dean for my Bead Soup Blog Party.

7th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

Hello! Welcome to my Bead Soup Blog Party revelation! What’s the Bead Soup Blog Party? Well, it’s a really fun challenge created …

Triangular polymer clay earrings in green and brown tones with gold coins at the top.

Dark green and brown earrings

Creativity is a funny thing. It doesn’t behave predictably. Sometimes I have an idea of what I want to accomplish and I …

Gold and green paisley batik image made from polymer clay with the holographic effect technique.

Golden Spirals

What is the difference between an artist and a creative person? Of course, we all know that artists are creative. But why …

Sparkling Fireworks

Does your life sparkle?

In a conversation with Gary a while back, we talked of what life is all about. He said that life is all …

Morning Sun on Glass

Morning Sun on Glass

I must be a special kind of hopeless procrastinator. Because during my last year of graduate school, when I was supposed to …

Picture of cobalt blue bottle tree representing peace and hope in my life.

Blue Bottle Tree

Years ago, when I was a little girl, my grandmother had a cobalt blue vase that held magic. I would lie on …