Shoes to match

Keryn Wells' shoes and other polymer artists provide inspiration on PolymerClayDaily.com

Australia’s Keryn Wells was inspired by her shoes, Bonnie Bishoff, and Helen Breil when she created this necklace and bracelet to complete her ensemble.

Who else but a polymer artist makes jewelry that coordinates so well?

The folded bead necklace she learned from Helen Breil, the springy bracelet from Bonnie Bishoff. The elastic shoes are from Wild Sole and they don’t ship to the US (I checked).

Don’t you have an outfit you’d like to accessorize?

Here she is on Instagram.

Gone Fishing

SandrART’s Croatian summertime polymer playthings remind us what fun in the studio is all about. Forget serious and studied. Let your fingers do the walking and play.

Her bright colored fish on strings are simple and childlike. Her graduated band of layered polymer winds around to create an aerodynamic sealife pendant.

SandrART’s site is full of experiments that show a joyful approach to clay that we sometimes forget. Go fish!

Where you get it from, where you take it to

I’m on the road today so I’ll leave you with this quote. Even if you’ve seen it before, it bears repeating and reconsidering.

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.

Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.

– Jim Jarmusch

Press reset, reboot your muse

Nobody does polymer clay party people better than Dinko Tilov. This one looks like the morning after to me. If you’d like to find some of the characters you partied with on New Years Eve, look here or here. Dinko has an entire gallery of “face dice” to roll.

If you’re done with partying and more interested in pressing the annual reset button for your life and rebooting your muse, today is a great day to visit polymer clay artists who enjoy helping you: Dayle Doroshow, Tory Hughes, Judy Dunn, Amy Crawley, Heather Powers. Let me know if you have names to add to the list (see the comments for some additional names). I suggest wandering over to ZenHabits for inspiration as well. I hope that 2009 brings you many happy moments and new adventures. Happy New Year.

Polymer art imitates life

I saw not a speck of polymer clay on my road trip this weekend. But we did buy sweet corn at a roadstand just like in this award-winning polymer illustration by Paula Pindroh.

And we wore our summer sandals just like these polymer ones by Tatiana Franchi.

I was moved by a student piece in the hallway of the campus art building (we were touring my son’s digital lab). On each of four photos there was one word and together they read, "Do | What | You | Love". It was a lovely weekend.

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