Dustin first at Sunapee; new Balombini in SF

Kathleen Dustin’s “Leek Blossom Pod” has won Best in Show at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Show (Sunapee Fair, August 2-10). Her “Moss and Pods” neckpiece also won the Best in Mixed Media Jewelry award. Sandra McCaw, Ann Dillon, Marcia Herson, Luann Udell, (and I hope I didn’t miss any others) Barbara Sperling and Susan Samitz are also in this popular show. (Thanks to Ann Dillon and Judy Dunn for the corrections.)

I like the show’s new blog which keeps you up-to-date on the activities.

Laura Balombini sent out a sneak preview of her new work for the ACC San Francisco show August 15-17. This is a mixed media piece 16″x16″x2″ of acrylic paint with polymer sheet (house) on a panel with encaustic wax/collage. There’s show info on her site.

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  • reply Judy Dunn ,

    Barbara Sperling is usually also at the show. I hope to attend in the next few days.

    • reply Melanie West ,

      Holy smokes, Cynthia! I’m flabberbusted by your posts this morning. Phew. Stunning work by Kathleen – one of my most favorite artists (that’s artists, not just polymer clay artists), and terrific new work by a fellow Mainer.

      Thanks for passing on Elise’s inventory for a gold ring… does anyone have anything like that for 2 oz of polymer clay? I would love to see the contrast. (I’m thinking pc would win this PC contest.)

      I’m thinking I’m gonna have to change my browser’s homepage to something less compelling… or I’ll never get any work done. ;P lol

      Lovin’ your posts, as always, Cynthia (really!) – keep ’em comin’!

      • reply Judy Dunn ,

        I was able to get up to the show yesterday, and I must say, the thing that is not understood from a photo is the scale. The leek pod is about 24″ long. All the little blossoms emerging from the pod are about 3/4″ in length. It is an amazing piece! Your post gave me the extra impetus to get up to the show in spite of iffy weather forecasts. Thanks!

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