You picked right up on Friday’s telepathic post! Such finely tuned PCD readers! Glad we’re on the same wavelength.
One reader says that Victoria’s Gera Scott Chandler’s fish look like they need comment bubbles. Maybe you can figure out what Gera’s fish are saying while I finish a fun weekend. Here they are on Facebook.
Loretta Lam keeps me coasting on photos taken at last week’s conference. These lightweight sculpted leaves are not-quite-finished samples for an upcoming European class.
Even unsanded the shapes were silky smooth. Loretta lays thin fabric-like veneers over FIMOairlight bases.
Thank you for your comments on yesterday’s post that taught me another meaning of the word goolies. While the creatures in the Christi Friesen post are cute, some goolies are certainly better kept not so free!
Christie Friesen is possessed by Goolies, small polymer sculptures that fly from her fingers.
In Virginia an admiring crowd gathered around the oven, waiting to adopt the figments of Christi’s imagination. She really can’t say where or how the Goolies originate or what they mean. You can see on her Facebook page that she’s made legions of them. And they keep coming.
What do the gremlins, grouches and goofballs that live in your imagination look like? Have you ever tried to capture them in polymer?
New Zealand’s Amba Jacobs (TheLittleMew) makes small sculptures and charms based on games and comics and popular culture icons. Here the 2.5″x3″ Dusky Sky Lantern Dragon’s body and feather-like scales are rendered lovingly in pastel sunset colors. It was one of three sculptures auctioned off recently.
When she was a child, Amba liked to rescue kittens, drawn by their vulnerable mews. “My spirit charms are also small, sweet and fragile creatures who want to be adopted,” she says.
Toronto polymer sculptor Helen Violet has a full schedule of commissions for 2017. In late summer/fall of this year she’ll open a shop for those pet lovers hoping to get on the 2018 list and you can read the details of her ordering and pricing here.
Previously an illustrator, Helen created her first polymer and acrylic sculpture in November 2015 as a gift. She was quickly swamped with orders for the 7″ to 8.5″ replicas of favorite pets (like Brutus here) which you can see on Instagram and Facebook.
“This is not a ‘business’ to me, but an opportunity to connect my love for animals with my love for creating and share that with wonderful people who have been touched by their fur friends as well,” Helen says.
What a treat to see polymer art that hits the sweet spot on so many levels!