A nudge for swap items

Lynn Yuhr's leaves for a swap raise the bar on PolymerClayDaily.com

I’m smitten with these modern collaged leaves from Florida’s Lynn Yuhr. The gradations, the canes, the painted details on her slightly cupped leaves can’t be missed.

These are some of Lynn’s swap items for an upcoming retreat and they raise the bar for the rest of the participants who are still mulling over what to make.

We try to stay away from competitiveness but it creeps in whether we like it or not. A nudge like this one from Lynn makes for an exciting swap.

  • reply Karen Woods ,

    Love these Lynn!! A breath of spring in this sultry summer here in Florida!

    • reply Laura Appelman ,

      Really terrific!

      • reply Luann M. Udell ,

        It takes courage, and insight, to recognize someone else has raised the bar, and then to strive harder to meet that bar. Our lizard brain wants our own work to be “the best”. But with better intentions, we can choose to accept that when someone else’s work is “better”, then (as you so beautifully put it) we can choose to see it as a “nudge” to do better ourselves. And it helps that these really are beautiful pieces, in so many ways. Maybe I’ll set aside the ivory today, and make something colorful, too!

        • reply Pink Pearl ,

          Everything is very open with a clear description of the challenges.
          It was really informative. Your website is very helpful.
          Many thanks for sharing!

          • reply Dawn Stubitsch ,

            These are wonderful! They gave me goosebumps. Happy goosebumps.

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