I’m a complete gadget girl; I have a DS (I’m on my 4th!) and an iPhone and a laptop and a Kindle and I love them all and can use up to three of them at any one time. I have a barcode scanner at work and a laminator and a decent camera and a pasta machine for my Fimo and a whole host of favourite websites I’ve already blogged. I stop short of cooking gadgets because I can’t cook but there is barely any other part of my life I wouldn’t happily have the appropriate gizmo for making life easier. Digital photo frames, and digital calendars on my computer, things that link and whisper to each other. I adore gadgets.
But the thing that makes me happiest is making things and most of those things don’t need gadgets at all. You can’t call a knitting needle a gadget, not really, nor a crochet hook. But when it comes to polymer clay sculpture, I’m prepared to stretch a point, because people who love clay, love their tools.
In clay land, the thing I can’t live without is the left hand one of these*. In the Fimo & Sculpey Dragons I made the other week, that was the one thing I used, apart from one other tool that put scales on two of them. The black end for eye sockets and skin feathering, the silver end for nostrils and smoothing the eyes out and blending the pieces together and for marking the freckles and for rooting the beads that decorate them. It dimples the wings and smooths out crinkles and marks out and defines creases. It is my wonder tool, my favourite gadget.
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