I was tempted to make a mindful arrangement of Ron Lehocky’s lovely gifts to the ladies of Samunnat as it has been a hectic time I am on the move again. But it would have been cheating really. So my mindful (ahem…) arrangement today is of some newly created beads and some tools of the trade, reflecting my hope that although not in my studio, I will use them productively in the next few days.
When I was a little girl, Emerald Green was my favourite colour. As an adolescent, I developed a passionate and enduring attachment to violet/ purple/ jade/ magenta which made me somewhat predictable, albeit easy to shop for, for the several decades. Now, you can’t pin me down. I am a veritable rainbow.
But back to Emerald Green. Pantone has declared it the colour of the year and I decided to embrace that at some point in my art. I’ve made these beads which I hope to string together in a necklace in one of my favourite styles…could I call it my signature style? A completed version, shown in red, black and white, always prompts comments and I have promised people I will make more. Maybe soon, I can post a photo of the completed piece!
Carolyn Good creates polymer clay colour recipes (and the ladies of Samunnat bless her!) for all the Pantone colours and shows her own gorgeous creations using those colours. As part of a FlickR Group called 12 Polymer Projects in 2013 I’ve challenged myself to create 12 pieces that incorporate one or more of this year’s colours. (It’s a bit less daunting than a necklace per week!) I’ve done this partly because some of this year’s colours are not colours I usually work with and I thought this would stretch me a bit. Using Emerald Green is not such a stretch.
This weekend, my main activity has been happily writing thank you emails to some incredibly generous polymer artists all over the world and packaging bracelets we’ve sold from the Samunnat etsy shop. Read why here on the Colourful Journey blog to learn what Cynthia Tinapple and Ron Lehocky have done now!