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Last night was the last night of a whirlwind four days of polymer-centric conversation and intensive immersion in polymer art and design. These events are so immensely energizing and inspiring … my mind is full of great new ideas for the magazine, the blog, and especially my own work table. These events, even more so […]

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   My few days here at Synergy 4 have been extremely full … mostly full of conversation. We may be heavily visual people but we sure do like to talk! The conversations at these events are really, I think, the big draw. Ideas are flying around like pigeons at a park. Everywhere you go, you are […]

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Off to catch a plane but wanted to give you a heads up. Since I am at Synergy all week I’m going to be visiting you with pictures from the event as there will be no time to research online. Not sure exactly what the posts will be, and it might just be twice this […]

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To wrap up this period of bold color, I just had to draw upon my next favorite medium, fiber. Oh, the things people are doing with quilts and mixed media textiles these days are mind-blowing! The textures, colors, and energy in modern textile art rival the best paintings of our time. This intensely colorful and […]

Although there isn’t a full rainbow of color in each individual piece here, I just had to share the work of Carolyn and Dave Good who recently posted these lovely mokume components for their fall (as in draped or like a waterfall) necklaces. These pieces use a similarly high saturation of color among them all […]

First of all, my sincere apologies for the wonky email situation with posts going out last week. Took a while to resolve as it turned out to be the collision of two different services throwing our smooth-running world into chaos. (Just kidding … our world is often not running as smoothly as we’d like!) We […]

This arresting little piece was created by Heather Moore. However, she was not designing but learning as she created this in a class by Claire Maunsell. I recognized the technique immediately but the application of it and the design was far more geometric than what Claire usually creates so I was intrigued. Color wise, she […]

For our color contemplation today we have a classic centered and graduated size drop design, although the treatment of the shapes and application of color is anything but classic. Cecilia Leonini is this piece’s creator. Cecilia is extremely fond of color and seems to get most, if not all, the colors of the rainbow into […]

I’ve talked a lot in the past about monochromatic and restricted palettes and, sure, I’ve had weeks with just explosions of color to cheer us up and to just drool over but we’ve not really talked about how to use a full spectrum of color. This week, I thought I’d delve into the idea of […]