Elysian Field Originals

Art and Adornment inspired by Nature & Fantasy

The Observer

Sitting at my sculpting table last week, I realized I was surrounded by more polymer clay leaves than I had a pile of in my back yard.  After time spent of mixing clay, imprinting leaves, and curing them I had a pretty substantial array…and yet, no motivation to do anything with them.  Uh oh, creative [...]

Fall on Friday

It’s a cool lovely day here in New England.  The leaves are getting ready to turn color once again.  It’s my favorite time of year and as I mix up a new batch of polymer clay for some leaf pendants, I wanted to share this lovely array of leaves shared by David Shane Odom, a [...]

Faerie Slumber

I thought I’d share a new little piece I’ve been working on.   It’s a faerie child wrapped in a maple leaf and asleep in an oak leaf cradle.  The faerie is 3″ long and was sculpted using Kato clay with Genesis heat set oils for added color.  I really prefer this clay now for [...]

Leaf Art ~During~

A  few days ago I posted some pictures of assorted leaves I’d done and what they look like before I draw or paint them.  I thought today I’d show you a progression of how some look so far.  I have so many ideas and things I’d like to try but for now here are a [...]

Leaf Art ~ Before~

Old Man Winter is really giving us all a run for our money this year, and me?   I’d like to step outside and give him a good kick in the snowballs and tell him to take a hike!!   How about you? In between taking care of my grandsons, and dodging snowflakes I’ve been mixing new [...]

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth. Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy [...]

Waning Days of Summer

Hello my friends!  The spring/summer has come and gone and I’ve been a very bad blogger, so forgive me dear readers for my extended absence, but now I am back. I’ve been busy with family, spending time outdoors,  working on new pieces, and experimenting with polymer clay techniques.  Ah, the sweet joy of success…and of [...]

Sylvan Sprite Earrings

Sylvan sprite’s will love to add these to their wardrobe this Spring! A recent foray into the forest produced some gorgeous imprints of Silver Maple leaves from which these luminous earrings were created. Hand sculpted leaves of Kato clay cured, hand buffed, antiqued, and accented with mica powders. The earring wires are fancy copper and [...]

Holly Berry Necklace

The Holly Tree- symbol of the life force, vitality and immortality. It is considered a lucky tree to grow in the garden because it wards off negative energies. In winter druids would advise people to take holly into their homes, as they believed it would shelter the elves and fairies who could join humans at [...]

Nature’s Spirits

I recently took a break from sculpting this past winter, when arthritis flared up and my hands wouldn’t cooperate. As weather turned warmer and the dreary colors of Winter gave way to springs bounty, I began to play with my clay again but in a limited capacity. After smushing a dozen sculpts I wasn’t happy [...]

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