Whirlwind polymer

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There’s a whirlwind of activity at Creative Journey Studios in Georgia. Facebook sometimes scrambles the chronology of posts and this swirl of a piece from Lynda Gilcher was ready to post when I looked at the date and saw it was created in Loretta Lam’s September class at CJS. Oh well!

Lynda’s piece had already set my mind spinning with ideas. See more of Lynda’s work on Facebook. She has her own studio and store in Ohio.

Creative Journey’s gallery is considered mecca for polymer artists and contains some of the finest examples of work and the best tools you’ll see anywhere. Anke Humpert is teaching there in February followed by Bettina Welker. Studio owners Sue Sutherland and Ellen Prophater continue to line up an impressive list of teachers including me in October!  Have a great weekend!

Fishy polymer

Marchal on PCDaily

The silly marine life from Denmark’s Estelle Marchal (lesptitsmobiles) gave me a laugh. She makes them into mobiles suspended from driftwood.

Can you imagine encountering these creatures floating in the night with their glowing eyes and fish grins? Sometimes a laugh or a surprise are what we need from our art. She claims they scare nightmares away.

There are more jollies and Estelle’s whole story on Instagram, her site, Pinterest and Facebook.

Taking heart

Smith on PCDaily

We’re nearing the end of January and must start collecting our hearts for V Day!

Let’s begin with Staci Louise Smith who likes her hearts pierced, stamped, cracked and colored with inks. Through all the battering, her pieces maintain a well worn and upbeat feeling.

Smith on PCDaily

Staci sold out of this heart but she’s uploaded a new batch on her Flickr site.

Do you have hearts on your work table? Send ’em if you got ’em.

Warm, sunny polymer

Kingston on PCDaily

The news this Friday is full of talk about the cold, snowy weather in our neck of the woods. My eyes went hunting for something hot and colorful to warm the white weekend. They landed in Australia – Barwon Heads, Victoria to be precise.

Jemima Kingston (kingstonjewellery) uses a palette of sea and sun colors on her polymer jewelry. Her edges are roughly carved and splashed with wave-like paints or edged with dots and lines. All fresh and breezy.

You’ll want to spend some time first on her Instagram page to get the feel, then wander over to Facebook and Etsy for the full tour. Oh, plus stop by Pinterest to see her inspirations. I hope you’re warm, cozy and in the studio this weekend.

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