Minnesota’s Jody Travous Nee has an affinity for puns in polymer. Her “ducks in a row” sculpture perfectly describes this Wednesday when most of us are making our lists for the rest of the week. Look for the pun in each of Jody’s small sculptures – from turnip trucks to brainwashing.

When Jody had a hard time making her works appear in the search engines, she decided to create a Kardashian sculpture. “That ought to do it,” she theorized. There’s lots of laughter in her work.

Now let’s line up our ducks:

  • Lori Wilkes has published a new Absolute Beginners Guide. Though they’re beginner projects, Lori shows you how to get started with style as she quickly moves you to more advanced concepts.
  • For those who are beyond beginner, check out Bettina Welker’s new bracelet book. Written in both English and German, Bettina leads you through four basic bracelet designs with ten exciting variations.
  • The Polymer Clay Master Class book can be pre-ordered (it’s due in December) and while you wait authors Judy Belcher and Tammy Honoman let you in on the backstory with the book’s new web site that introduces the artists and their works.
  • Did I mention that I’m teaching online tonight at Craftcast?
  • Yes, you can still fill out the first of our Synergy3 surveys to help us paint an accurate picture of our community.
  • Here’s hoping your ducks behave as well as ours.


  • reply Jan Montarsi ,

    I Really Liked ” He Has His Fathers Eyes “. on your Etsy
    Love the Ducks in a row. !!!!!
    Reminds me of Will Bullas quirky work

    Ps Making room on my bookshelf !!

    • reply Ron Lehocky ,

      Bettina’s book is GREAT. I would highly recommend it. Strong images, clear directions and ingenious ideas motivate and inspire me. I am sure everyone will feel the same. Not expensive. I got mine within one week of ordering on line. English and German translations make it easier than the first of her books which is also worth buying. She sends the translation after purchase for the first book.

      Look for some of her surface treatments on my hearts at Synerg III!

      • reply Bettina ,

        Thanks so much for your kind words Ron. Looking forward to seeing you (and the hearts) in Atlanta!

        @ everybody:The first book is sold out – but I sell the projects as individual tutorials in my etsy store;)

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