Creative Critters - that is the ArtFire studio of Michelle from Ohio.
Michelle says she has been an artist since she was a child and started playing with her first lump of Play Doh. She also says that when she is not outside tending to her gardens, taking walks or watching the animals, she likes to create.
And boy, does she create!
Not only does she work with polymer clay to make sculptures and jewelry, but she also sews and knits.
Her studio is full of great items, whimsical sculptures, dolls, teddy bears and they are mostly inspired by fantasy. Don't expect the usual stuff, though. Michelle definitely gives each item her own special touch.
Now the tough part was to choose some favorites of mine to show to you. As Michelle also loves cats, I thought it would be ok to let my cats help me, but surprise, surprise, they didn't choose any of the cat items. I guess they don't like to share the attention.
Ready? Let's start.
I expect you all to go awwwwww now because that is what this cute little seal deserves. Aren't the eyes just perfect?
"The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew" by Robert Bolt is an English play for children. The "Augsburger Puppenkiste" turned it into one of their puppet play and it's one of my absolute favorites. What does that have to do with Creative Critters, you ask?
Well, this little fellow always reminds me of it!
This piece, the Lion Fish mermaid, just blows my mind. Isn't it gorgeous??
Check out Michelle's studio, I'm sure you will find something that you like, and while you are at it, why not hop over to her blog as well? Have fun!