Just a little faux-ish quote to end our faux week. I can’t say I try to be normal too often. It’s reaaaally hard to maintain!
I’m never perfectly satisfied when I send an issue of The Polymer Arts off to be printed. There is always a thing or two (or ten) that I feel could have been done better. I also know that to give into the inclination to make everything perfect would mean never getting it out the door [...]
I don’t think this needs explaining but most days, it needs remembering. It even applies to showing and viewing art, critiquing art and supporting our community. I hope you all have a lovely Spring Sunday.
Earlier this week I received an email from one of our readers, Dara Meunier who came across an article and quote by Luann Udell that she thought we all might enjoy … “Take what speaks TO you; tranform it into what speaks OF you.” I had to wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment. Whether we are cognizant of it or not, [...]
The quote below came to mind when I got, for the third time in as many weeks, a kind note from a reader telling me how much they enjoy the blog even though they don’t always agree with what I say. I so enjoy these comments. It means people are stopping to think. I certainly [...]
This Sunday’s thought is rooted in a discussion I overheard while waiting in line at the store. This woman kept speaking of someone’s shortcomings, I think a co-worker. By the time I was checking out I surmised it was likely someone new at their job and this woman was wholly unforgiving of this person’s mistakes. [...]
Isn’t that the truth! How many of your favorite pieces did you create accidently? I’d like to think we control our work more than that but truly, if you let the muse take over one tends to stumble and trip up and those very happy mistakes make for some lovely work.
In a recent conversation with a couple rather big names in our community, I was asked why the community’s major blogs don’t feature the masters very often. It gave me pause. The thing is, I think we do … but part of it may be that there can be a difference in opinion as to [...]
I was looking for something Easter-y but different and came across this image. Yes, a different kind of Easter Sunday theme, but as artists we do tend to do things a bit differently so why not be humorous today. There are reasons to laugh and be joyful even if you’re the odd egg out. But [...]
If you have the first issue of The Polymer Arts, you may have read the back page Muse’s Corner piece written by Marjon Donker and Saskia Veltenaar, the editors of From Polymer to Art. It told the story of how we e-meet and why we decided to work together, not compete, even though we were [...]