New DVD Confident Color – Release Expected Tomorrow

Lindly Haunani’s new DVD called Confident Color is expected to be released tomorrow. (fingers crossed) I pre-ordered mine a few weeks ago at Polkadot Creations and saved a bundle ! It was originally to be a single DVD, but they had so much great content form Lindly they expanded it to a 2 disk set. I am sooooo excited to get mine. I am color challenged. 🙂

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Good News For The Color Challenged

I freely admit that I am color challenged. Don’t even ask me to mix a certain shade of bluish purple, because it won’t happen. At least it wouldn’t have happened. I have already purchased the book Polymer Clay Color Inspirations by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio. Haven’t gotten to far into it yet, but I am intrigued that it reads like a lesson book that teaches you how to create good color pallets.

FYI: Did you all know that Elise Winters’ Cascade Ruffle necklaces (her similar work is on the cover of Polymer Clay Color Inspirations) were in Cynthia Rowley’s Fall 2010 runway show during NY Fashion Week !!!!

Now I have my eye on Lindly Haunani’s new video From Abba Dabba Video called Innovations: Confident Color – Exploring Textile Patterns. Now this is more my speed. I am a visual learned. Reading the instruction sometimes just doesn’t sink in for me. Watching something being done is a whole different thing.

Description:
You will learn how to add harmony to your work with increased color confidence while learning valuable bench tricks and techniques for working with polymer clay. Lindly will walk you through making a series of color coordinated stripe blends that will be used to make eleven different laminated textile inspired patterns including: Ikat, Seminole Stripes and Flame stitch.

The video will be release in March. You can pre-order it from Lisa Clarke over at Polkadotcreations.com

Pioneers Of Polymer Clay

I want to give a heartfelt thanks to all the pioneers of polymer clay. They stretched their imaginations to show us what this incredible art medium called polymer clay is capable of creating. If it were not for them I doubt any of use would be making the amazing pieces I see coming to life every day.

I found a wealth of information and pictures over at the Polymer Art Archive. If you haven’t checked it out in full, you really should ! The following are bits & pieces from the archive.

Pier Voulkos - 1995 Beads

Pier Voulkos - 1995 Beads


Nan Roche -  1997 6 Untitled Vessels

Nan Roche - 1997 6 Untitled Vessels


Steven Ford & David Forlano

Steven Ford & David Forlano


Kathleen Dustin - 1996-97 Village Woman

Kathleen Dustin - 1996-97 Village Woman


Lindly Haunani - 1998 Crayon Lei

Lindly Haunani - 1998 Crayon Lei


Judith Skinner - The Skinner Blend 1996

Judith Skinner - The Skinner Blend 1996


Mike Buesseler - Landscale canes

Mike Buesseler - Landscale canes


Mike Buessler - Metallic Clays

Mike Buessler - Metallic Clays


Victoria Hughes - 1988 Pueblo Pot Wall Pin, (2 1/2″ x 2″ x 1/4″)

Victoria Hughes - 1988 Pueblo Pot Wall Pin, (2 1/2″ x 2″ x 1/4″)


Cynthia Toops - 2007Bird Watching micromosaic (3.5″ x 3.25″)

Cynthia Toops - 2007Bird Watching micromosaic (3.5″ x 3.25″)


Jamey Allen - 1988 Lunate Collar detail 12″ long

Jamey Allen - 1988 Lunate Collar detail 12″ long


Martha Breen
Laura Liska - 1995 Bargello Beads

Laura Liska - 1995 Bargello Beads


Michael & Ruth Grove - 1987 Black, White and Red Necklace by Michael

Michael & Ruth Grove - 1987 Black, White and Red Necklace by Michael

Q&A With Lindly Haunani About Upcoming Color Inspirations Book

I found a great Q&A conducted by Woody Rudin over at Polymer Art Archive. He asked Lindly a few pointed questions the book and getting it published. Check it out 🙂

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