Instead of Tuesday Tips, this week I thought I'd pass along some news about an upcoming book that sounds very interesting! Even if you're not working in the polymer clay medium, I think this book will have color inspiration for any artist or admirer of art and be a fun read, if not a vital resource book for your art library.
Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio have a new book coming out, it's scheduled for August 2009, titled "Polymer Clay Color Inspirations and Techniques."
Lindly is one of those polymer clay artists who was there in the beginning of the development of polymer clay methods and uses, coming up with ideas for how to use the new clay. She was a founding member of the National Polymer Clay Guild. Her designs and use of color is very different from mine but I have always admired her work. Anytime you see one of her pieces, it's immediately recognizable as being her work.
Her designs are always colorful and innovative, somewhat based in nature but with an unusual twist and very distinctly her own style. Her blog is an exploration of color and a feast for the eyes. On her website she talks about her use of polymer clay and color, it's very interesting.
I haven't seen the new book yet (except for the cover), but I'm sure it will have a lot of great information and inspiration inside.
Her first book, a collaboration with Pierette Brown Ashcroft, was published in 1997, titled "Artists at Work: Polymer Clay Comes of Age." Hard to believe that was more than a decade ago now.
If you love color, shape and visual new designs and looks, check out Lindly's offerings and keep an eye out for the new book, I promise you'll be inspired.