Elysian Field Originals

Art and Adornment inspired by Nature & Fantasy

Curing Polymer Clay Deni 10400 Convection Oven Review

I get a lot of emails asking polymer clay questions and one of the most frequent is what do I use to cure my clay. I’ve been using and sculpting with polymer clay for almost 12 years now and through trial, error, and many burned ruined pieces I have found a convection oven that works [...]

Greenman-the man of Steele

I first heard about Type O Negative a little over five years ago when my son first introduced me to their music. He thought it was something I’d like and he was right. I loved the sound, lyrics and most of all the voice of lead singer,  Peter Steele. When listening to music there are [...]

A Gift from a Dryad

Ever have a moment of drought in your creativity? A moment when no matter what you try to create falls flat? I admit to having plenty of those moments lately, and they usually happen when I stop listening to my muse and try to force a creative idea. On a walk in the woods near [...]

Wearing Two Hats

The moment I decided to support myself as an artist I began to wear two hats, one of  artist and the other as  businesswoman.  Blending the two has had its challenge to say the least.  Being creative for me is not being restricted and allowing myself to flow like a stream wearing out little nooks [...]

Blue Dragonfly Shadowbox

Blue Dragonfly tells us that the fall is upon us and the long winter is approaching. With shimmering wings and delicate form, it seems a creature from the land of Faerie. It is a power animal which can help to put us in touch with nature spirits. Blue Dragonfly spirit means you must consciously make [...]

A Dryad’s Dream

Winter’s here and tree spirits are slumbering. Here is a quick peek at a dryad as she sleeps in her Maple leaf.

A Journey with Leaves

Summer is coming to an end and once more we begin to turn inward here at Elysian Field Originals with an eye to nesting for the winter.  Leaves are already beginning to fall and I’ve collected quite a few from the area here in Rhode Island, as well as  Maine. The recent hurricane, Irene, wreaked [...]

Practical Magic Blog Party and Giveaway!

Better late then never…always late to the party, lol, I thought I’d start off with my favorite song from the movie. I love Sheryl Crowe and Stevie Nicks… I am also doing a giveaway for a pair of earrings! Not just any earrings will do…how about some “batty” threads for your ears in celebration of [...]

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 and the Wolf

Here are a few pieces I completed while up in Maine. Enjoy! I love wolves and couldn’t resist creating a bas relief of a wolf’s head on an Oak leaf. The ornament hangs from  annealed steel formed in the shape of a branch, wire wrapped with sterling silver and accented with superb Moonstone briolettes. The [...]

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