That’s what we’ll do with Friday! We’ll find somebody fresh and new and off the beaten path to keep our eye on.
This week follow the UK’s Grace Oliver (grace.oliver.designs). She’s only been in business since June 2020 and already she’s a standout with her extruded sculptural knots and decorative big letter garlands. Oh yeah, she’s got earrings with a twist too but she’s a free-range girl who tries lots of paths.
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It’s not as if I need more earrings but these days that’s what gets me into the studio. I see many wonderful simple designs and feel compelled to try some. This teardrop is slipped onto a little hoop. New pandemic hair color put pink back into my wardrobe.
I can’t stop making dots with the leather cutters I gifted myself. I’m obsessed…and that’s a good thing. Here’s hoping you’re obsessed this week.
North Carolina’s Ginnie Randolph Parrish (parrishginnie) transports herself to the beach and upcycles a tin can.
Sandy colors, shell shapes, spirals, and stripes take your mind to the beach without the need for sunscreen. What a great way to avoid traffic and crowds in the cool comfort of your workspace on the holiday.
A lid and legs take Ginnie’s tin can way beyond its humble beginnings.
This week’s StudioMojo is filled with beach finds and summery colors and seasonal trends. And one tip about getting rid of bubbles that’s almost too good to be true…but it is. Sign up now for your Saturday shot in the arm.
It’s been a fruitful week for Ontario’s Seanna Bettencourt (thepolymergarden) as she launches into week 2 of a 33-week challenge. She devoted this week to improve the process. Seanna’s cane-slice petals gently cup the buds.
First came the design and petal making. Assembling was too fiddly and intensive for production. She refined and refined until, like Goldilocks, she got it just right. Here’s the finished product.
Montreal’s Isabelle Masse (tribu.urbaine) updates the cameo with these polymer dangles. Or are they coneheads? Very modern either way.
The shop name translates to “Urban Tribe” and she’s true to the name. She mixes her media with care. There’s an appealing grunge about her works.
Her doctor told her that she needed to move to feel better. He was right and she hasn’t stopped.
This week’s StudioMojo delivers a heap of new faces, classes, and ideas. I dig deep so that you can save your fingers for the studio. This week we talk about how your work changes you and why you need to continue. Keep on!
Julie Eakes loves to pixelate images. In many of her works, she divides an image into squares and reassembles the pieces into a whole again. That’s the way her brain works.
Thirty-six polymer artists were given 3″x3″ drawings to replicate in the polymer colors and techniques of their choosing. Follow the pattern that you are given. “I’ll screw it up,” each of us thought. It’s a daunting task. It will never work.