Taking new directions

Dorothy Siemens has veered  in a new direction with her latest polymer sculptures like this 4-inch by 6-inch Tri-pod and her Scorpion which are much looser and less structured than previous works. Her precise knitting and beadwork make these sculptures a surprise. Polymer invites her to play.

Posting from my iPad is a challenge so I’ll just have you go explore Dorothy’s ¬†lovely work for yourself. You’ll see what I mean.

Polymer every week

You can sense both the relief and the pride in the end-of-year posts from polymer artists who persisted through one of the 52-week challenges. These Rocky Path earrings are from JuLee Wolfe who chronicles her challenge on Pinterest. Here’s more of her work on Flickr.

Hats off to those who completed the difficult task of producing and uploading new artwork each week in 2012. You can see how their skills got better and how concepts were refined and rethought as the work progressed. They are an inspiration to the rest of us as we launch into a new year with high hopes of improving our art.

Here’s the earring group’s page. A new Brooch-A-Day group is forming here. Let me know if you know of other challenges starting up.