Jorre de St Jorre on PCDaily

No need to wipe your screen or clean your glasses. It’s not you. Polymer has gotten blurry.

There’s Wendy Jorre de St Jorre and her Hedges cane that’s a pointellist’s rendition of Australian trees and bushes, the 45th cane in her weekly series. This one started at 4 inches square.

Read the excellent interview on Blue Bottle Tree and you’ll understand her intensity. Wendy’s cane designs have become more impressionistic as they’ve gotten more complex. Prepare to be awed by her canes on Flickr, Pinterest and Facebook.

Van Alphen on PCDaily

Then the UK’s Cate van Alphen (Fulgorine) put out what she’s calling her Spectrum beads with vibrant colors that move like an oil slick. They’re made with Fimo’s True Colors. The first batch was intriguing and successive offerings are more mystifying. Look at Flickr and Facebook.

Used to be we wanted crisp edges on our polymer designs and now we’ve gone all soft and blurry. Figuring out how is going to be fun.

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  • reply Wendy Jorre de St Jorre ,

    Thank you Cynthia for the mention and I do appreciate the “blurry” reference. I spent some time trying to get a picture that did not blur but it seems that pointillism is a confusing thing for digital devices. Me thinks the original pointillists did not have the same hill to climb! Thank you again Cynthia for all you do for polymer.

    • reply Chris Owens ,

      What a wonderful way to begin the day. I also love the sculptures and vessels. A real feast for the eyes.

      • reply Kristie Foss ,

        Thank you so much for bringing these artists forward! I’m particularly in awe of Wendy’s amazing cane work. Definitely eye candy.

        • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

          Awed is the only word I can think of for Wendy’s work–I am a wretched caner myself, but she makes me wish that I wasn’t. Not only is her technical skill extraordinary, but her color and design sense simply blows me away. And don’t even get me started on her sculptural work…

          • reply Sharyn Neuwirth / NewEarth Crafts ,

            Wendy’s canes took my breath away. Her work expands what I thought was possible in caning. I even dragged my husband over to my computer to view her Flickr site!

            • reply Cate van Alphen ,

              Thanks featuring my beads. They are still not as blurry as I’d like, but it’s fun trying 😀

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