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LaLa Ortiz
NorCal
Mixed-media artist, favorite subject figurative sculpture, on the dark side. My preferred mediums are polymer clay, fabric, and metal.
Interests: gardening, sculpting, cooking, reading, painting, soap-making, browsing art galleries on-line and on foot, spending time out doors, creating art and sharing what i know or think i know.
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Forgotten Flowers How many young women have to die? How many mothers have to cry? While those in charge turn a blind eye At the blood and the violence, the lives lost and the hate, how many more hearts will... Continue reading
Reblogged May 7, 2013 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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She is the first in the Wild Caught Faeries series She is trapped in our realm and quite distressed and disgruntled to be here. She has the key to the faerie realm but she can’t find the door. She is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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At just 1.5” Lil’ Miss Moss Bit is the Teeny Weeniest of all of the Wild Caught faeries in the series. She is a Spring Sprout Faerie who sprouted out of a patch of moss that was growing around the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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One of the Elemental Faeries. She works with the gnomes, tending the soil. She loves nothing better than munching on fallen foliage and playing garden games with her friends, the Earthworms and snails. In the Winter time she hibernates in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
In my last update I alluded to minor sweater disaster and how that impaired my sense of inspiration. I was touched by how many folks responded to commiserate and also to share some quite practical tips about staying motivated. In... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 26, 2013 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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Sculpted, molded, textured, hand formed polymer, painted and patinaed with VerDay Paints and Patinas by Ten Seconds Studio Abandoned on a post in Phoenix Field, CA Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
The Phoenix Field area of Fair Oaks California has an interesting history! Many people don't realize that the Sacramento area used to have a number of small airports, which have since been closed. Homes or other developments now stand where... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 11, 2013 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
We thank you for sharing this call for entries promptly with all appropriate colleagues, professional groups and associations, message boards, schools, students, and beadmaking communities: Lark Jewelry & Beading seeks excellent photographs of original, contemporary beads in all materials to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 10, 2013 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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I am going to share one of my creations as it comes into being through my hands. I will start by saying that these creatures that come to me are real. I do not possess the ability to make them... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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AKA The Buddha's Hand Cthulhu fruit The Buddha's Hand is high in vitamin C. It is used as a general tonic and stimulant. Buddha's Hand Citron Tisane (Spring time with blossoms) Buddha's Hand cut in half. No pulp, juice, or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
Because everyone knows I recycled stuff into art, I often get all kinds of things "given" to me. "Here's a bunch of crap I was going to throw out. I know you'll do something artsy fartsy with it," is what... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 27, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
Here he is at last Sir Gibborous Grouser Noble Gnobbins Gnome, of the Curmudgeon Clan, of Royal Garden Gnomes, of the Wild Thyme Woods, Where the Wild Thyme Blows, where Oxlips and Nodding Violet Grows. Please be sure to go... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 20, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
Mexican wedding cookies, like turnovers, have many variations found around the world. Many of us know them as polvorones, pan de polvo, Russian tea cakes, or just plain old snowballs. Further afield, variations include kourabiedes (Greek) and ciastke kurche (Polish).... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 18, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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I had so many things on my agenda today but, I felt deeply compelled to create this Heart of Gold and send it out into the world as a beacon of hope and peace. I hope that it brings the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
Hier klicken für die Anleitung in Deutsch While doing a project for my new book “Polymer Clay Bracelets” I was doing an extruded veneer for a bracelet. I had some leftovers with which I just played around a little bit... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 18, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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Autumn Goddess, Fire Dragon Keeper, Masquerade Halloween and Dia de los Muertos have passed. The temps have dropped and the cool, wet weather is rolling in. No more long walks in the park wearing flip flops and shorts, no more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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El Señor Marco Fermin Marquez, The dead groom- WIP (Work in Progress) The chandelier is significant of his work in the crystal chandelier industry Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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Sister Mari Isabel, The Catholic Nun She was a favorite teacher at Saint Catherine of Alexandria's School for Orphans. She taught literature, art, and music. She played a guitar and sang songs about everything and anything. no matter what the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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I'm not sure if I am ready for this. I am definitely not ready for it with anyone else around. Maybe by myself. I don't have any issues with nudity at all. It's just that some of the asanas put... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration and exhibit at Vox Sac Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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Artist/Instructor: LaLa Ortiz lala@voxsac.com When: Saturday September 29th, 2012 Time: 10 AM to 4 PM Location: Vox Sac 1818 11th Street Sacramento 95811 $50 per participant. Payable upon registration. Sculpting a head in polymer, face painting, applying hair, costuming and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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Fusion International Arts Center- 501 Arden (at Oxford) Sacramento, CA http://fusioniac.com/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
September 7, 2012 VIP Preview Event. 5-8PM In the main room September 8, 2012 Premier Opener Fusion InternationalIAC 11:00 AM Ribbon cutting via fusioniac.com Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 9, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts
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This 12x12 polymer illustration on canvas piece was created for a contest. The theme was Fiesta, There were prize categories for most these based, most California, and most child care resource and referral related. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Redwood Coast Creative Arts