If it moves, it dies.
RAZEL Ann Pabalan, a 23-year-old interior decorator and 3D artist “breeds” cats. But not the meowing, purring kind. Hers are little figurine kitty cats which she creates lovingly using a good dose of patience, creativity and lots of polymer clay.
Razel is now three years into her clay arts and crafts. She started by watching online air drying clay tutorials until she could already formulate her own mix of materials to create her personal accessories. When she felt that she's finally good and ready, she named her clay venture, Spring Marionette.
To differentiate her work from other clay creators, Razel said hers lean more on the shabby chic, whimsical looks.
“When I craft a whimsical clay creation, I guarantee that only you would have it because I cannot repeat it again! One of a kind they say,” she said with a wink and a laugh.
To make good clay creations, she said it is important to be constantly inspired and driven. As a cat lover, there's no prize in guessing that Razel gets inspiration from cats, particularly from her two cats Chiyo and Cipling.
“I also get my inspiration from nature, cute things, and the fact that if I make more, some cats and dogs will benefit from it,” said Razel who donates part of her crafts' earnings to help rescue and find permanent homes to stray cats.
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