Apryl JensenI've been a polymer clay artist for about 5 years now. I first discovered the clay when my sister-in-law, Cindy, was showing me what her kids had made out of some Sculpey III. I was intrigued! I bought the first package for my sweet children to play with, but I think I did more playing than they did!

Then things got really exciting when I learned how to sculpt. I didn't know I had it in me, but somehow, it was easier for me to work three-dimensionally than to draw. I found it very satisfying (and addicting!) to create these little faces looking back at me.

While I only briefly studied art in college, I did use to draw a bit here and there. As my children came along, I stopped most of my artwork. I'm thrilled to be immersed in it, and more fully this time, while my children are still young, and I can share art with them.

I've spent hundreds of hours in the study of sculpting and especially anatomy. I have thoroughly enjoyed sculpting my faeries. They are what I think faeries would look like--delicate, young ladies endowed with great beauty. Santas are also a lot fun for Christmas--and much more wrinkly than my typical faeries! And every now and then I need to really break out of the mold and make a fun witch or two. The rest of the art, especially the drawings, I just do for relaxation. And I'm known for giving pens and clocks and jewelry as gifts. They are my "play in the clay" projects.

I also love to write, play tennis, go rock climbing, make gourmet food, take trips with the kids, and dabble in web design. I've spent the last year creating my site Creating Consciously--the name speaks for itself. And writing my first book, Everyday Manifesting--Finding Joy Through Creating Consciously.

My most recent project is to create a site focused on teaching all that I have learned about creating sculptures in polymer clay. Be sure to stop by and see it at MakingFairies.com.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my work!