If you had any tired or timid thoughts this Monday, prepare to lose them. This shot of exhuberant, exotic polymer beads, called Same Same But Different, comes from Thailand’s Aow Dusdee.

Her beads are made into simple necklaces here. Her more elaborate works mix beads and fibers and polymer in constructions that drape the body.

Aow has added new images of “my crafty home” to her Flickr site. Crochet and polymer and color surround her in an inviting tropical home. Polymer beads hang in the doorways, pair up with tassels and embellish sculptures. Colors that might seem garish in other settings fit perfectly here.

It’s a big world out there and there are many, many ways to express yourself with polymer. A page from her sketchbook reads, “Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.” Happy Monday!

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  • reply Anita Brandon ,

    Her pieces are so happy, bright and beautiful. They make me smile.

    • reply Cindy Walcott ,

      These lift my spirits on this cold March day in Vermont!

      • reply Carol ,

        Pls subscribe me to your Newsletter!

        • reply Ponsawan Sila ,

          Thai people are quiet in general. We neither like to express our feelings, nor draw attention to ourselves, so everyone seems normal. On the other hand, my American friends are the oppesite. They tell you upfront about what they think. Sometime they are loud and very expressive. Once I get to know them, they are just normal. I love them, both ways, same world.

          • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

            What a perfect explanation. Many thanks.

          • reply Melanie J Pierce ,

            Beautiful colors as well as completed pieces. I love her living space as well. :)

            • reply Wendy Moore ,

              What glorious pieces. And her beautiful, colourful home!! Makes my soul sing.

              • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

                Aow’s world has no boundaries between life and art–She is one of those magical people for whom beautiful things simply sprout from her footprints.

                • reply suzanne ,

                  i just love those gorgeous colors. they make my heart sing!

                  • reply Selma ,

                    Wonderful! I love the style of Eastern Culture.

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