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Cats, kids and 27,000 hearts

Cats, kids and hearts – this winning combination has vaulted Ron Lehocky over the 27,000 mark in his polymer project that benefits the Kids Center. Ron’s efforts have been assisted by artists who send him their unused canes, teachers who gladly show him their tricks, and collaborators who use his hearts in their work. Leslie […] Read more

Blooming Idiots

Blooming Idiots from Kentucky’s Keven Carlton are perfect for April Fools Day. Leslie Blackford sent the photo along and I couldn’t find a link for Keven other than Facebook. If you know where she hides online, let me know. (Here she is! Thanks Ginger Allman.) Then I hopped over to Jody Travous Nee’s site for […] Read more

Out of time polymer

Imagine my surprise when I picked these beads for today and then found that the artist, Kathy Richardson of Cincinnati, Ohio, had recently taken a class from Leslie Blackford (she was yesterday’s inspiration). Let’s call it great minds thinking alike. Kathy was already a committed boho style, urban grunge, mixed media kinda gal. Leslie pushed Kathy […] Read more

Polymer grandmothering

This is my way of explaining why I didn’t get my research done today. These 3″ sculptures are all about creative grandmothering with polymer. I loved the little sculptures that Leslie Blackford was making at the Ohio Bash weekend. This blue guy with an ominous face has bitten into a fish. He joins a whole […] Read more

Polymer phone home

A snake crawls through Leslie Blackford’s polymer woodland scene and bird peeks out of one of the tree stumps. Moss creeps onto the rocks. The creatures are waiting for something. This small pastoral scene provides a perfect setting for a cell phone! Leslie worked out the structure (it’s 4″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) […] Read more

New polymer shoots

These New Shoots from Kentucky’s Leslie Blackford may make you smile. She combines found shell casings and polymer into a hopeful, bittersweet visual pun. The tag line on her recently updated web site says, “For those seeking out the odd and unusual.” Her work champions outcasts and unloved characters and somehow she makes their oddness […] Read more

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