Art Hive Indie Wedding Show and Marketplace is Approaching!

ART HIVE INDIE BRIDE is South Florida’s only indie wedding show and marketplace!  Art Hive Indie Bride is the perfect one stop shop to meet and experience the works of unique vendors, artists and crafters that can help make your wedding dreams a reality!  Pre-register for special gifts!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of this FREE, January 26th event in this article.

 

 

 

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ART HIVE

 

INDIE  BRIDE

 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

 12 – 5 pm

 Grand Ballroom

Palm Beach Gardens Marriott 

4000 RCA Boulevard 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

 

 

 

What makes it “indie”? It’s simply short for independent, unique couples who have a more hands on approach to designing the wedding of their dreams. It’s time to commit creatively!  Art Hive Indie Bride is the perfect one stop shop to meet and experience the works of unique vendors, artists and crafters that can help make your wedding dreams a reality!

 

Art Hive Indie Bride is proudly sponsored by Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches which aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 

 

On Sunday, January 26th, from noon to 5:00, join us at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott to see your ideas come to life with creative elements that can help add just a touch of personalization or help design a completely non-traditional affair. Unlike traditional wedding trade shows and expos, Art Hive Indie Bride will also have artists and crafters selling their creations for purchase at the show!
Art Hive Indie Bride proudly supports equality in love for all, eco-friendly services and products, small businesses, artists, crafters, musicians, designers and the like.

* UNIQUE VENDORS
Check out our carefully curated mix 40 unique vendors that will be offering wedding related services and or selling their wares for your shopping pleasure. New vendors added weekly. Don’t forget all the complimentary food tastings! Yummmm…

*PERFORMANCES
A DJ pumping beats, dance demos, fashion shows and more!

*GIFT BAGS
100 SWAG bags filled with awesome goodies for the first 100 couples!

* GIVEAWAYS
Each pre-registered guest will be entered to win one of dozens of awesome giveaways from makeup sessions to jewelry! Names will be randomly pulled and announced on stage for giveaways throughout the show.

 * COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE AND MIMOSAS!

Free for guests ages 21+. IDs will be checked at the door before entry.
Art Hive Indie Bride is presented by Art Hive Magazine, the arts and entertainment magazine of the Palm Beaches.   Art Hive Indie Bride is a gay-friendly event that encourages ALL couples to join in on the wedding fun!  Art Hive Indie Bride will feature a mix of traditional and non-traditional vendors to provide you with an outside-of-the-box approach to planning your big day.

 

This is a FREE event for brides, grooms, and the family and friends of the love birds.

 

 

  • Don’t forget to pre-register!
  • Pre-registered guests will be entered to win awesome giveaways.
  • To Pre-Register and for more info, go to www.arthiveindiebride.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

South Florida’s Only Indie Wedding Show and Marketplace Presented by Art Hive Magazine

Art Hive Magazine is presenting South Florida’s only “Indie” Wedding Show and Marketplace next month.  The Rickie Report urges you to mark Sunday, January 26th on your calendars now!  This is your chance to truly create the wedding of your dreams.  Art Hive Indie Bride will feature a mix of traditional and non-traditional vendors to provide you with an outside-of-the-box approach to planning your big day. More details are in this article.

 

 

 

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ART HIVE

 

INDIE  BRIDE

 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

 

 12 – 5 pm

 

 Grand Ballroom

 

Palm Beach Gardens Marriott 

 

4000 RCA Boulevard 

 

 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

 

 

 

What makes it “indie”? It’s simply short for independent, unique couples who have a more hands on approach to designing the wedding of their dreams. It’s time to commit creatively!  Art Hive Indie Bride is the perfect one stop shop to meet and experience the works of unique vendors, artists and crafters that can help make your wedding dreams a reality!

 

 

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Art Hive Indie Bride is proudly sponsored by Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches which aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 

 

On Sunday, January 26th, from noon to 5:00, join us at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott to see your ideas come to life with creative elements that can help add just a touch of personalization or help design a completely non-traditional affair. Unlike traditional wedding trade shows and expos, Art Hive Indie Bride will also have artists and crafters selling their creations for purchase at the show!
Art Hive Indie Bride proudly supports equality in love for all, eco-friendly services and products, small businesses, artists, crafters, musicians, designers and the like.

 

 

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* UNIQUE VENDORS

Check out our carefully curated mix 40 unique vendors that will be offering wedding related services and or selling their wares for your shopping pleasure. New vendors added weekly. Don’t forget all the complimentary food tastings! Yummmm…

 

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*PERFORMANCES  


A DJ pumping beats, dance demos, fashion shows and more!

*GIFT BAGS

100 SWAG bags filled with awesome goodies for the first 100 couples!

 

* GIVEAWAYS

Each pre-registered guest will be entered to win one of dozens of awesome giveaways from makeup sessions to jewelry! Names will be randomly pulled and announced on stage for giveaways throughout the show.

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* COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE AND MIMOSAS!

 

Free for guests ages 21+. IDs will be checked at the door before entry.
Art Hive Indie Bride is presented by Art Hive Magazine, the arts and entertainment magazine of the Palm Beaches.   Art Hive Indie Bride is a gay-friendly event that encourages ALL couples to join in on the wedding fun!  Art Hive Indie Bride will feature a mix of traditional and non-traditional vendors to provide you with an outside-of-the-box approach to planning your big day.

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This is a FREE event for brides, grooms, and the family and friends of the love birds.

 

  • Don’t forget to pre-register!
  • Pre-registered guests will be entered to win awesome giveaways.
  • To Pre-Register and for more info, go to www.arthiveindiebride.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Ilene Adams, Prolific Artist, in Three Juried Exhibits

Ilene Adams has been very busy in this early part of season!  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce that her art is displayed in several juried shows and she has another opening in Jupiter on November 15th!  Ilene works in photography, mixed media and drawings.  Her accomplishments as a leader in the arts community as well as running her own marketing business confirm that she is not only dedicated to her own art, but others as well.  Read all of the details in this article!

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery

Presents

Ilene Adams

Opening Reception

Friday, November 15th

6 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs  November 15th – December 27th

Jupiter Community Center is located at

210 Military Trail near the Police Station

 

 

Ilene Adams has been busy early this season with her art displayed in several shows and soon to be featured in the Town of Jupiter Art Gallery.  The show will run from  November 15 through December 27th with the opening on Friday, November 15th from 6-8PM. The Exhibit and Reception is open to the public. Ilene will show a combination of her work including mixed media, photography and drawings.

 

 

"Reflection"

Reflection”

 

 

She currently has work in the 3rd Annual Juried Photography Show at the Palm Beach State Gallery at Eissey Campus, Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park and The Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild Gallery at Midtown.

 

 

Ilene studied printmaking and painting in Rome and received a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has also studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has had many art careers, from designing textiles to creating murals to graphic design and all of these influences show up in her fine art. Her paintings are interesting mixed media, often including photographic images, paint, textural surfaces, gold leaf, yarn and various collage materials. Much of her work is nostalgic using images from childhood or familiar places.

 

 

Ilene states, “I believe that art and beauty bring joy and well-being to individuals and are essential for a well-balanced life.  Ever since I was a child, I have created one form of art or another. The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places.

 

 

"We All Have Wings"

“We All Have Wings”

She tells us, “My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. There is beauty all around us but how often do we take the time to really see it? Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

Bruce Helander wrote, “Ilene Adams, is also a professional painter who has continued to sharpen her palette and compositional skills while searching out new subject matter inspired by nature. Her recent series of large-scale photographic prints could be mistaken initially for a sharp focus oil painting on canvas. This wondrous selection of water reflections from surrounding natural growth topped off with floating green circles of blooming water lilies is a unique extension of the artist’s trained eye.  In some of the photographs we are confronted by a series of dazzling reflective vertically vibrating lines that cut through the tint of the water like a sharp knife through butter. Adams likes to integrate a bit of art history in her work where it’s useful. She often pays homage to impressionists like Monet connected at the hip with contemporary sensibilities and a flare for vibrant, almost unnatural color. Her painted compositions that are also inspired from the Everglades often center on a single sculptural form of a tropical bird, perhaps standing on one leg.”

 

 

"Construct"

“Construct”

 

Aside from creating art, for the past 25 years or so, Ilene has had a company called The Marketing Works.  Originally a two million dollar company based in Boston, she now works with smaller businesses, doctors, artists and nonprofits developing marketing strategies and branding. She creates logos, collateral materials, websites and overall marketing strategies. (www.IleneAdamsInc.com).

 

"Lillies and Squiggles"

“Lillies and Squiggles”

 

Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community.  She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public.

 

 

Ilene’s artistry has been seen in many local juried art shows, including Palm Beach State Eissey Gallery, The Guild Gallery, Art on Park Gallery, Whole Foods (Solo Show), Lighthouse ArtCenter (Landscapes), JF Gallery (Mediums), Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Wellington Art in Public Places 2010, AmTrust Bank Exhibition, Riverside Bank Exhibition, Zephyr Art Show, Wellington Art Society, Armory Art Center (Student Faculty Show), LK Mix Art Exhibition, Armory Art Center, Tyler School of Art, Poster Competition – Rome, Northwood Artwalk, City of West Palm Beach Cultural Association.

 

You can contact Ilene or see her work at www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com or by email at IleneAdams@gmail.com.      561.346.0172 “like” my Facebook Page!!

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Mark Cohen Offers Free Lectures about Jewish Art

The Rickie Report is pleased to announce two lectures by local artist and art maven, Mark Cohen.  The lectures will take place at Temple Judea on Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens in October.  There is more information about the lectures as well as Mark’s upcoming SOLO show at the Armory Art Center in this article!

 

 

Temple Judea’s  Art Committee

Presents

A Two-Lecture Series with Mark Cohen

“What is Jewish Art?”

Tuesday October 15th  and 22nd

7:00- 8:30 pm

4311 Hood Road

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

For more information: 561-624-4633  or

info@gotj.org

Mark Cohen is a graduate of Florida State University with BA and MFA degrees.  After graduation, he built a marketing communications firm that specializes in health care marketing. Clients included the University of Florida Physicians, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Duke University Medical Center, West Virginia University Hospitals, Scott & White in central Texas and many regional and community hospitals from Chicago to Miami. The firm earned hundreds of awards for creative excellence.

 

Artwork by Mark Cohen

Artwork by Mark Cohen

For the past three years, Mark has been splitting his time between health care marketing and painting. On September 20, his work will be shown in a one-man show at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.  He’ll be teaching an Art History course at the Armory Art Center about how American artists made New York City the art capitol of the world, taking the mantel from Paris at mid- 2oth Century.  The exhibit, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” presents a recent series of large scale portraits of prominent contemporary and historical figures.  The exhibit runs from September 13 through October 19th.

 

Artwork by Mark Cohen

Artwork by Mark Cohen

At Temple Judea, Mark will speak about the contribution by Jewish artists to the development of art in the 19th and 20th Century, with the common thread of tikkun olam-repairing the world. Like other fields, including medicine, music, literature, banking, Jews have led the way in fine art.  

Artwork by Mark Cohen

Artwork by Mark Cohen

Mark paints with acrylics, charcoal and oil sticks.  His style is unique abstract.  For more information about Mark’s lectures please contact him at 561-379-7779  or email him at:  mark@4cohen.com

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Visual, Visceral and Voluminous: Insights into Debbie Mostel’s Art

Describing someone’s artwork is a sensitive matter. While The Rickie Report is not acting as critic, asking an artist to share themselves with our readers takes trust.  We started to share Debbie Mostel’s story in a previous post when she was inducted into NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) in New York City and announced that she would be showing at Red Dot in Miami soon after. The depth of Debbie’s personality and her artwork call for this extended interview.  Debbie’s work will be shown at Solo Exhibition at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall and again in March at the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.  Here, she shares her advice to artists and art lovers about maneuvering your way through sizable shows; some tips for artists to network; and some insights into her larger-than-life pieces.

Globe : "Baja Bound"

Globe : “Baja Bound”

Most of Debbie’s work has interactive qualities such as spinning VCR motors, trap doors,wind-up toys and even a pair of Slinky’s!   Tom Shadyac, director of Jim Carey movies and more recently the revered film “I Am”, was presented one of Debbie’s Globes as an appreciation for the message that both director and artist hold in getting the message that “we are all connected”.  Debbie has been a guest demonstrator at the Norton Museum’s Art After Dark, a Best of Show winner twice at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and has numerous newspaper articles written about her. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County

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TRR: Tell our readers about your experience as an exhibitor at Red Dot in Miami.

DM:  The experience was awesome and I was extremely proud to be part of the show.

 

Hindu Tornadic Activity

Hindu Tornadic Activity

TRR: What suggestions would you give an artist who has not done such a large show before?

DM:  First, you should scope out each show. Do your homework – this is a business, like any other business trade show.  I believe in “Go Large Or Go Home”.  Let me explain: Once you figure out what show is the best show for YOU, put everything you have into  making it successful.  Don’t skimp or try to cut corners to try to save money.  This isn’t necessarily about selling, though if you do, that is a nice perk.

 

Once you are committed to a show, you must put in your best work.  Create and print a full catalog.  Invest in good lighting and good quality signage.  I actually added more signage once I arrived at Red Dot and saw what other artists had in addition to what I had already planned.

 

During the show, have a seat.  Art show-goers don’t like to be followed around in your booth.  Let them know that if they have questions, you are there to help them.  Remember your business cards and postcards!   You have to have the right attitude and stay positive.  You are spending 6 days and long hours to promote your art!  Be professional!

 

Feeling the Squeeze

Feeling the Squeeze

TRR: What about after the show?

 

DM:  You MUST follow up with the people who signed your guest book, with other artists you networked with during the show, and gallery owners who stopped by.  This is a lot of WORK!   This year, there were over 27 shows including Red Dot, Art Miami, and Art Basel.  I felt that Red Dot seemed to focus on emerging artists.  In looking at the statistics from 2011, the number of shows has grown. I would expect 2013 to continue to grow annually.  That offers a lot of opportunities to a lot more artists.

TRR: Any advice for the show attendees?

DM:  For art lovers and buyers, you have to pace yourselves because the sheer amount of art work can be overwhelming.  You really need to plan on more than just one day and you still will not see it all!  To avoid having your eyes glaze over from seeing too much art, book a hotel.  Take a break.  Each show has different fees.  Personally, I believe it is hardest for the Gallery owners and Buyers.  They have to look at everything in consideration for their collectors and clients.

Tower of Youth

Tower of Youth

TRR:  When we first met, you were anxious to show me a science-related article.  What types of materials do you enjoy reading?

DM:  I will read anything that has to do with science.  I always read the New York Times, Scientific American and I think that Smithsonian Magazine is the best out there.  National Geographic has engrossing articles, but I also watch a lot of television!  Again, anything science-related, so obviously NOVA, PBS, Science Channel.

I have always been fascinated with how things are made and where something comes from. I enjoy visually stimulating shows like “Orangutan Island”,  underwater series, “Oddities”.  I never know when an idea will spark and where it will lead me!

 

New Monarchy

New Monarchy

TRR:  Do you ever relax?

DM:  I actually relax when I am playing golf!  I just love how beautiful nature is.  I can really take it all in when I walk my dog before sunset.  My background in landscape design has given me a better appreciation for some of the Audubon areas in Palm Beach County.

TRR: Does your son share your artistic  interests?

DM: Not really.  He loves music and plays drums in a local band, Abolish Oasis.  He wants to go to college to pursue a career in the music business.

 

Trilobite Surfing

Trilobite Surfing

TRR: What inspires you to create such a breadth of artwork?

 DM: Everything!  Really.  I can be staring a gym ceiling and an idea for a new piece of artwork will pop into my head.  We have to remember why we are artists.  We can tune into the minutia of the every-day and go and create art. The synapses in my brain flip all the time!

 

Mind Reader

Mind Reader

To see Debbie’s artwork, the public is invited to a reception at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby on January 18 from 6 – 8 pm.  The building is located at 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens 33410.  Her SOLO exhibit is called “Technology Deconstructed-Nature Reconstructed”.  The exhibit continues through February 21st.  City Hall is open from 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.

 

Debbie will also be at the 2013 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show from March 1st – 3rd, which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center 650 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.  The Palm Beach Fine Crafts Show is professionally juried to ensure the highest level of excellence and originality in the work presented. Every piece is designed and made in artists’ studios across the U.S. www.PalmBeahFineCraftShow.com  For more details about Debbie’s work contact: 561-779-0030 or go to:www.debbieleemostel.com

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Meet Pamela Carman

Pamela Carman works in many different mediums, but her specialty is designing in polymer clay.  She remembers back to the 1980’s when polymer clay was available in only one color-white.  TRR interviewed Pam in her Jupiter, FL studio.

TRR: What were your early influences in taking this artistic career path?

PC: I  idolized and still do my older brother who was always drawing and doodling. I wanted to emulate him as well as my Mom, who was super creative. There was no project she would not attempt to conquer.  She was the original “do-it-yourselfer” and I always helped her on projects.

TRR: Did you know that you wanted to have an art career when you grew up?

PC: Art has always been my minor. When I was growing up I thought I would operate a plant nursery because I loved to watch things grow.  Then I realized I didn’t have a green thumb.  In high school, I loved my art class but when I went to University of Florida I knew I should be more realistic, so I chose art as a minor.  My major was anthropology.  I thought that after college I would join the Peace Corps and be able to use that knowledge wherever I was placed.

I grew up in this area since I was in fifth grade. My family owned a marina and hotel business in Palm Beach Shores.  In fact, my father was mayor at one time.  I worked retail, hospitality, and reservations.  In 2004 our family sold the business and I became a stay-at-home mom.  It was then that I was able to really pursue my art passion.

TRR:  What drew you to this particular medium?

PC: I loved the immediacy and the  “no surprise” factor of polymer clay vs. earthen clay and how it changes as it is cured in the kiln.   There are always some surprises with polymer, but that spontaneity allows me to experiment more and not be so worried about wasting supplies.

TRR: Tell us about your favorite  as well as challenging  parts of your business.

PC: My favorite part is the  creativity. I find marketing myself the most challenging part of this business,  being involved in the administration and doing the paper work after I have made  something.

TRR: Do you have any tips for  beginning artisans?

PC: Allow yourself to explore and  make mistakes.  One of my friends cites  this quote often, “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you  expect.”  You should follow your  heart.

TRR: Do you belong to any guilds  or professional associations?  How does  this influence your work?

PC: I was working with polymer  clay before the internet made it easy to access other artists, so being part of  the South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild, the North County Artists  Association, and the Village Artist Studios, an artist coop in Tequesta, has  really fueled my creative juices.  I find  the camaraderie of other artists, even if they are using different mediums, helpful.  We share ideas.  And I am grateful for their openness to share these “breeding grounds of creativity” with me.  I feel an eagerness and  a need to share when I am part of these  groups to enrich and stimulate our mutual creativity.  It becomes a synergistic experience and the  results are greater than the sum of the individual parts.

TRR: What story does your art  tell us?

PC: I seem to have recurring  themes, mainly animal motifs, especially birds.   There are many levels of symbolism with my birds. Some are earth-bound  while others might fly.  Some are  whimsical. I see myself and other people’s lives through nature. I like to  imagine what is like to be some creature other than myself and express that
experience through my sculpture.  It allows me to escape from everyday life and put myself in my creations.

TRR: Take us from the beginning  of an idea to a finished piece of work.

PC: I feel an emotion and  consider what the creature is feeling – the motion and the emotion.  Then I sketch it out in pencil on one of my  many notepads. Next I consider the color palate I will be using. Then I start  building the armature base using solid pieces of clay as well as scrap clay.  I never throw clay out.  Now it is time for the decorative layer of clay, chosen from hundreds of clay canes I have already made, or making new ones as I go.  Polymer clay must be cured by baking, after which I may polish  and buff the piece using from 400 to 1000 grit sandpaper.  Some pieces are coated with liquid polymer and baked again.  It depends on the pieces and its purpose.

TRR:  You spoke earlier about marketing being one of your challenges. How do you market your work?

PC:  I have taken part in a number of juried shows including Howard Alan and American Crafts Endeavors.  My work is sold at the Village Artists Studios Coop in Gallery Square North in Tequesta, FL and their sister store, Original  Elements and at Local Treasures in Tequesta.  I teach classes at the Ocean  Reef Art League in Key Largo and I offer classes here in my studio for  beginners to intermediate level students ages 5 years old and up.  When I teach, I focus on projects that are  achievable in a day.  Everyone likes to go home with a completed piece.  My  classes are intimate with 4-8 people so everyone gets a lot of my attention and sharing our ideas with each other is an aspect that all of my students appreciate.

TCC:  Tell us how you manage to balance your role as  an artist with your  responsibilities as a wife and mother.

PC: It is challenging at  best.  I have notebooks in every room of  the house, so when I think of an idea, I can just jot myself a note and go back  to whatever I was involved in doing. That way,  I don’t worry that I may have lost the creative concept and at the same time,  I don’t feel I am  ignoring my family’s needs.  Because my husband is so supportive,  it makes everything more enjoyable.  He literally built this studio as an addition to our house!  Actually, he decided to build it after the designated areas of one bedroom and the garage were overflowing into the rest of the  house.  He still doesn’t have his garage  space totally back yet.

TRR:  How do you invigorate your creativity ?

PC: I often go back to the  masters to help me with color palate and will look at books of artwork in other  mediums. Being part of the COOP and guilds as well as participating in artist’s  challenges helps me recharge.  I find  that having the intention of making a specific item at the beginning of a  project tends to make for a far more satisfying outcome, even if the design may  deviate from my original path.

TRR: How do you define success?

PC: Being able to keep my  family’s needs and my artistic desires in balance.

TRR: When does  “will this sell?” start influencing  your work?

PC: When I am preparing for shows  I try to strike a balance between what is coming from my heart, which for me  is making the canes themselves and deciding what sculptures to create.  At first, I was only producing barrettes and  salt & pepper shakers.  Then I  started to make the creature sculptures, which my husband was sure would not  sell.  Well, I brought one of them with  me to be part of my display and a woman could not put it down. She had to have  it!  Once that happened, it was clear
that there was room for me to market my more “creative side” and I  have never looked back.  The salt &  pepper shakers and barrettes are my “bread and butter” while my  sculptures are from my heart.

To reach Pamela Carman for more  information about her polymer clay creations or classes,  call her at: 561-748-3746

Pictures of the Polymer Clay Creation Process

Initial sketch for a sculpture

Building an armature

Adding base clay

Decorative layer baked and finished

Packages of polymer clay

Canes of clay

Conditioning the clay

Forming the canes

Cane pieces used to design sculpture

Pam and Rickie in the studio

Some of Pam’s polymer clay barrettes

Two of Pam’s sculptures for sale

Pam’s special ingredient

For coverage of your events, listing of announcements in our events section, to place an advertisement, or other materials contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291