Exploring the Rainbow…

If you’ve read our book – Polymer Clay Color Inspirations and were intrigued by the color collage process as a way to determine a set of custom mixed primaries to use in your work, then you might be interested in this two day workshop November 5th and 6th, 2011 = “Exploring the Rainbow” at Woman Creative in Buford, Georgia (near Atlanta). A more complete workshop description may be found here along with the supply list. Registration details are here.

I will be having a trunk show at the gallery Friday evening November 4th. There is a fabulous retrospective exhibit of polymer spanning twenty five years with work from ninety six artists.

Hope to see you there! or here...


Colorful Walking Sticks…

. Yes! We will all be taking colorful walks this summer….The workshop “Walking the Enlightened Rainbow” was a combination of guided meditations, collaging, group brain storming, polymer clay color mixing strategies/concepts. laughter and joy- while making colorful walking sticks

Maureen Carlson’s Center for the Creative Arts Center is a very special place for stretching our imaginations, introspection,healing, joy and creative fun!

I will be returning to Maureen’s next summer= July 11th- 15th,2012 to teach a new five day workshop -“Creating a Personal Power Shield” that combines spirituality,intention,meditation,collaging and polymer clay with fibers, beads, inks, markers and joyful collaboration.

“Our Center is grounded in the belief that creativity is a doorway into self discovery, personal and spiritual growth, and joyful living.” Is part of Maureen’s vision for the center.


Colorful Bargello Tissue…

Last month while on vacation Hollie Mion gave me a packet of purse tissues (the designs reminded me of polymer clay canes) …several days later she noticed that I still  had the unopened package on display on my work surface? When I told her it was too pretty to open, she generously gave me another package. So now I am paying more attention to printed tissues..

When I  think of Bargello in polymer clay, Laura Liska’s impeccably constructed beads come to mind. And now  I can tuck a packet of pocket “Bargello” Kleenex into my purse. Wishing you a colorful day- remember to invite rainbows into your life.  Continue reading “Colorful Bargello Tissue…”


Colorful IPad App…

I really enjoy playing with several of the web based color schemers- especially those who have the ability to create blends from one color to another like the one at 3schools . So I was delighted to find this Ipad app that allows me to design “3-d” flowers and change the color blends by using a slider in the edit mode = Hello Flower .

The next time you design a  flower cane- this app may come in handy to consider variations in petal shapes and color combinations for your Skinner blends

Use simple tools to create any flower you can imagine. Just touch to shape the petals, choose colors and finely tune your design until you get the most fantastic blossom. And don’t forget to save your own unique creations in the gallery.

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Colorful Earrings…

If you have ever watched me work in my studio or heard me talk about my preference for “Make more than One” – then you already know that I believe that there is a great opportunity to explore a design by making more than one version… occasionally, I do go overboard. This spring I made twenty four Skinner blend canes and set out to make a series of three earring designs including my curve earrings, glow earrings and glow earrings with leaves and petals.

Gratefully, when I went to put these new earrings together I had lots of help= folding earring cards, making holes in the cards, bending niobium ear wires, and inserting the wire guards. Thank you Jacqueline Cherie, Leslie Blackford, Judy Belcher and Ellen Prophater. In the end, another realization, I am NOT too good about estimating production and ended up with over 250 pairs of earrings.


Rainbow Roll…

Registration opens soon- The 2011 Polymer Clay and Creative Arts Fest will be held in Wausau, WI at the Fairfield Inn from 22-25 Oct. Event includes a trip to the Racine Art Museum (RAM) on the opening weekend of the Polymer Collection Exhibit.

Rainbow Roll Necklace

Lindly will walk you through making a rainbow Skinner blend, with an emphasis on your favorite colors, which will be combined with a black and white stripe cane to make your personalized version of a Rainbow Roll Necklace.

Learn how to add impact to your work with increased color confidence while learning several valuable skills for working with polymer clay. You will learn strategies for designing and mixing cohesive color schemes, including how to choose a level of saturation within your comfort zone.

Strategies for intensifying, softening or muting your blend will be demonstrated, along with several options for forming your beads. Continue reading “Rainbow Roll…”