Mountain collaboration

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Thank you for your patience as I unhooked myself from the blogisphere last week. This wall art collaborative collage by Ann Kruglak and Nan Roche reflects the calming colors and dramatic textures that surrounded us in the mountains.

The piece combines branches and a rock from nature. The deeply weathered wood and other elements were molded and replicated in polymer.

The duo’s love of nature speaks strongly. Ann works tirelessly, selling her work to benefit the rainforests with 100% of her proceeds going to a land conservancy charity.

Nan, widely heralded as a seminal figure in the polymer community and author of The New Clay (first published in 1991), is now dipping her toe into the social media pool and heading toward her studio after a long hiatus. You’ll find her on Facebook and Pinterest for now.

If you’d like to learn more about Nan, join StudioMojo, the weekend newsletter, where she chats candidly in a video interview in Saturday’s edition.

Whirling polymer

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Petra Nemravova’s brooch is a whirl of words surrounded by spinning hologram beads. The motion and energy of this piece resonate with me as I pack and prepare for a summer break. Check in on Petra on Facebook and her site.

Summer break

Can’t say how much I’ll post during my weeklong break. We’ll leave it to chance, mood and weather. If you miss your daily dose, browse the PCD archives in the column at the right (10 years worth this month) and pop over to Instagram for pictures. Have a great weekend.

Back-to-school polymer

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Tamara Shea’s Pile O’ Books necklace kicks off the back-to-school season (and there’s a sale at her Etsy shop).

Tamara’s Block Party Press business has grown steadily since she first jumped online seven years ago when her sons were young and she wanted to find a way to stay at home with them.

She draws her own designs, carves her stamps, and cuts out her polymer components. Then she paints and distresses them.

Tamara’s moved her newsy updates to Facebook and opened a second online shop as her boys have grown and her art interests expanded. She shares her inspirations and photos on Instagram.

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