Generating new ideas thanks to Williamson and Blackford

Genevieve Williamson (Jibby and Juna) shows off a fetching necklace with 60 polymer clay dots on a silk cord. Simple and lots of fun. Her fresh designs created from uncomplicated processes and compelling color surely point the way to the future of our craft.

Blackford's tin apple polymer clay shrine

No PowerPoint progress on my Synergy presentation but lots of encouragement from you readers and calming influences from this personal shrine (note the tin apple) made by Leslie Blackford.

The animation in the right column (via SwissMiss) helps out with timely tips for better ideas. That’s it. No more talk about my angst. I’ll share the results with you after the event.

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  • reply Eva ,

    Hello Cynthia!
    Fantastic animation! Well done and so true!
    thank you.
    Bye bye

    • reply Pippa Chandler ,

      Loved the animation – lots of fantastic points made there – thanks for posting.

      • reply Melanie West ,

        Dots tied like pealrs, brilliant! A bit like your dot and rod necklace, eh? Wonderful idea to tie them directly onto the cord.

        I simply adore Leslie’s work, but… um… not to add stress to your life, my friend, but the links to Leslie’s site are missing an “h” at the beginning. 🙂

        Please pass on a huge “Thank You” to SwissMiss for sending you that video. That’s something I could watch every morning before heading for the studio. (Oh, and as good things should be turned viral on the interwebs, I’m passing it on to others.)

        Now, take a deep breath and remember what is important in life.

        • reply Deb Tuchsen ,

          Clay is so wonderful in all the complex ways it can be used. Seeing it reduced to something simple is just elegant – thank you for sharing. Loved the animation – sometimes we all need something fun like that to refocus.

          Hope the shrine works it’s wonders for you and good luck!

          • reply Wendy Malinow ,

            hey Cynthia,
            good luck with your presentation – i’m sure it will be great. Wish, wish i could be there. As to the calming influence of Leslie’s shrine – her pieces have much magic in them. I have four of ’em on my worktable and they never cease to delight, make me laugh and/or calm down…. everyone needs one of her skull bunnies…..

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