Polymer gardening

Arden on PCDaily

Few people tend their flowers as faithfully as Ohio’s Kim Arden. Gearing up for her summer shows (this weekend is Kalamazoo) she’s awash in flowers.

You’ll note a subtle stripe in her backgrounds and a mix of surface textures and graphic elements. The pearls here add another grace note. She has such a bounty of blooms that she makes it fun to pick from her garden. You can get a burst of energy just by visiting her Facebook photos.

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Gypsies, tramps and thieves

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It’s rare that my husband suggests artworks so I paid attention when he said, “Have you seen Leslie’s new Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves on Facebook?” He has his own collection of manly polymer and Leslie’s pieces are his favorites.

Blackford and Malinow on PCDaily

Kentucky’s Leslie Blackford feels a kinship with outcasts of all types and you need to look closely to catch the personality, humor and heart in her lovable characters.

Leslie’s gearing up for her classes with Porland’s Wendy Wallin Malinow at Art & Soul, the popular mixed media conference in Virginia Beach on October 1.

You won’t want to miss this duo teaching their version of  the Garden of Earthly Delights. Wonderful art emerges when they put their considerable talents together. See what I mean by checking them out here and here.