While taking some pictures this week and participating in a polymer clay Facebook group too, I was reminded of my darling sister Judy and how much we shared in our creative life.

Elf2

Elf

My work with polymer clay reminded me that I had done a project once before in the early 2000’s when Judy and I attended a workshop where we made this little elf.  This train of thought then took me to some of the other fantasy creations we worked on.

We worked together on a pattern to create Kalemin our wonderful dragon. I can remember spending a day with Jude in the oncology day ward with her hooked up to the chemo lines while we imagined sketched and designed how he would come together. We had great dreams of developing our own little creative business, which sadly did not come to be.

Our pattern went through several iterations before we were happy with it. Every time I saw Jude she would have another little tweak. How I miss her creativity. She had a gift for imagining and translating her vision while I still need a pattern or picture to get me started.  I still have the pattern we developed and spent some time to digitising it with thoughts of offering it for sale.

Kalemin the dragon

Kalemin