Ottenbreit's polymer portal series
Ottenbreit's polymer fish

Alaskans Karen Ottenbreit and Katie Way brought a northern exposure to Synergy. While I can’t find a proper link to Katie online, I did catch a few of Karen’s sea creatures in the gallery.

Her series of portal pins and pendants tickled me. Karen’s story of how a sassy girl from the south side of Chicago makes good in Eagle River, AK will make you understand why her fish laugh.


If you’re following along, check out: Iris Mishly, Amy Crawley, Janice Barbanel and comments on the clay/no clay discussion from Chris Dembinski. “Not Your Child’s Fimo” was the title of the shout out from Lisa Bayne of Artful Home.

  • reply Emily Miller ,

    Too cute!

    • reply Jeannie ,

      Tickle is the right word and make me giggle. I love Karen’s story.

      • reply Melinda Hayes ,

        Oh what happy fish. They are cool and made me chuckle.

        • reply Lupe Meter ,

          These are too cute for words! What a clever idea!

          • reply Debby Roberts ,

            Precious! I love all of them.

            • reply Kellie Robinson ,

              I am so happy to wake up this morning and find my friend Karen on PCD. I knew it was only a matter of time! Karen is the most creative person I have ever met and works harder then any other artist I know.

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