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Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads…

 

What an incredible weekend! The exhibit Terra Nova:Polymer Art at the Crossroads opened at RAM in Racine Wisconsin. In conjunction with the show opening there was a symposium =Polymer: The Journey to the New Terrain, you read more about it here. It was fabulous to catch up with old friends and meet new ones…while considering the possibilities for artists working with polymer in the future.

I am thrilled to have six pieces in the exhibition and grateful for everything that Elise Winters has done to make the “Polymer Project” a viable,vibrant  ongoing reality. 


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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...

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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.

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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…”

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Rainbow Ikat Workshop…

If you are interested in taking a new  color inspired  polymer clay workshop in Damascus, Maryland at The Artway/Polymer Clay Express…it is not too late to register .

March 5 & 6, 2011
Damascus, MD at the Artway
Rainbow Ikat Inspirations
To register call 800-844-0138

$150/two day workshop

Ikat, is the method of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibers. Ikat is also a fabulous pattern that can be made as a cane using polymer clay stripe blends. Learn how to make Lindly’s version of an Ikat blend cane that uses extruded elements to intensify value contrasts that will make your cane really “pop”.

Once you have your blends made you will be slicing, dicing, twisting and recombining them to come up with several different color coordinated patterns.

Strategies for constructing three-dimensional beads, pillow beads and flat laminated pieces will be demonstrated along with some valuable finishing techniques. Continue reading “Rainbow Ikat Workshop…”

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Colorful Updates…

Cabin Fever Polymer Clay Fest, a five day event in Laurel, Maryland  is in full swing today. If you were unable to come this year- you can get a sneak peek at what is going on by visiting Allison Torres’s blog and viewing the video updates that she is posting.

Wishing you a colorful day!

A special thanks to Polyform for donating the clay for my students at last Friday’s workshop.

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Exploring the Enlightened Rainbow…

I am delighted to be returning to Maureen Carlson’s  Center for the Arts in Jordan Minnesota for a five day intensive workshop June 15th- 19th, 2011.

Exploring the Enlightened Rainbow: Embracing meditation, intuition and intention to design your color stories

Walking our artistic paths with wisdom and awareness is a sacred gift. While making a personal mediation walking stick you will explore the expressive and transformative gifts of color.

The seven colors of the chakra based energy system each reflect a different aspect of your being and life. For example, the root chakra is associated with the color red, and processes energies associated with grounding, your tribe and familial relationships.

Using guided meditations, intuitive collage exercises and intentional word association statements you will be exploring each of the seven major chakras, along with their specific gifts, as you build your power stick from the ground up. Continue reading “Exploring the Enlightened Rainbow…”

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Cabin Fever 2011 – Supply List Update…

Polyform Products will be supplying all of the colored clay for my Damascus Ladder Magic Friday pre-conference workshop at the Cabin Fever Clay Fest this February. So, please disregard the instructions for picking your colors, bring four ounces of scrap clay and your two magical hands. There are still a few spaces left in this workshop- for registration information visit the event’s blog here.

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Cabin Fever 2011…

Damascus Ladder Magic

One Day Workshop Friday February 18th, 2011 at Cabin Fever 2011

I  will walk you through making three different skinner blend canes – with color coordinated lights and darks – that will be combined to make a dynamic version of a Damascus Ladder. Strategies for constructing drum beads (which you could choose to make into a sampler bracelet) and flat laminated pieces will be demonstrated along with some valuable finishing techniques…..and of course, I will be talking about color and will have hundreds of samples on display  for you to see.

What is Cabin Fever Clay Fest 2011?

Cabin Fever Clay Fest 2011 is the 4th year of a hands-on polymer clay/mixed media event which consists of 3 days of pre-conference workshops (18 Feb. – 20 Feb. 2011) combined with a 3 1/2 day polymer clay hands-on event (20 Feb.– 23 Feb. 2011) to be held in Laurel, Maryland. Keep up with the latest updates here. Continue reading “Cabin Fever 2011…”