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

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Honored With The Sunshine Award – Twice

I just found out I have been honored with the Sunshine Award by my friend BJ at Knightwork: Playing with Clay and by Col at Col’s Creations

I want to say thank you very much to BJ and Col. It feels very good to know I inspire the world. πŸ™‚ Or at the very least both of you. πŸ˜‰ After the week I’ve had dealing with a worm infected computer this was a real treat.
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The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.

The rules for accepting these award:-

Put the logo on your blog or within your post.-

Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.-

Link the nominees within your post.-

Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

– Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

Here are 12 of the blogs I look most often to for clay inspiration. πŸ™‚
http://alidilibellula.blogspot.com
http://aufildespates.canalblog.com
http://www.beadworx.de
http://cristalline.blogspot.com
http://dailyartmuse.com
http://amusedcreations.blogspot.com
http://grisbleu.canalblog.com/
http://julieeakes.blogspot.com
http://laurabeestudios.blogspot.com/
http://booniesfimoterie.canalblog.com/
http://maggiemaggio.com/color/
http://paroledepate.canalblog.com
http://polymerclaydaily.com
http://mabcrea.space-blogs.com
http://missficklemediacom.blogspot.com/
http://silastones.blogspot.com/

I think that’s more than 12 LOL But hey, I did get the award twice. So technically I could have listed 24 links πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

Color Scale

Maggie Maggio has been kind enough to share her wisdom with the rest of us. πŸ™‚ She has provided both written tutorials and videos to teach us color mixing so we can achieve the color pallets we desire.

This is the first of 3 videos.

The second of the series called Color Scales II

And the third – Color Scales In Triangles

This is where you find the handout sheets for video 3.

Some other helpful links
http://maggiemaggio.com/color/?cat=8
http://www.ezl.com/~limegr/polymer2.html
http://www.ezl.com/~limegr/polymer3.html
http://www.tooaquarius.com/learn/colours/two-methods-for-making-wheels/
http://www.sculpey.com/sculpey401.asp

This last link will take you to this seasons color pallets.
http://www.fashiontrendsetter.com/content/color_trends.html

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