I really can’t believe that it has been a year since I have posted here but we all know what kind of year it has been. I found it hard to feel creative but I did have a deadline.
The wonderful gallery that I showed at last year asked me back for a 2 month show – it opened yesterday December 1st. So I put pressure on myself to create at least 10 new wall hangings and lots of new jewelry.
I sew each of the wall hangings with bits of fabric- new and vintage. Then add beaded elements, treasure, bits and bobs, and finish each hanging with a piece of polymer jewelry incorporated into the overall design.
If you are in the area- please let me know and I will meet you at the gallery.
Gallery 120 in Largo, Florida. Dec 1, 2020- Jan 30th, 2021.
My first solo show opens November 1st at Gallery 120 in Largo Florida. It will be open for 2 months, so if you are in the area please do stop by!
The gallery is large with beautiful light and I have big walls to fill! Gallery 120 is a part of our gorgeous library in Largo Central Park. It’s right across from the the Performing Arts Center.
When I looked at the space I realized how much art I would need to create, so I have spent the last several months working. I have 18 new large wall hangings . They are approximately 5 ft long and 2 ft wide. There’s a bit of variation in the size, but this is the biggest I have worked. I also will have 25 smaller hangings.
The show is called A Style for Every Story and features my fashion designs. AND every hanging has polymer clay and bead embellishments with a removable piece of jewelry to wear.
I also have earrings, brooches and pendants there.
I so hope you can stop by and see the show. Thanks!
From Sept 30- Oct 3rd, 2019 there will be a wonderful gathering of polymer clay enthusiasts. Please join us at Clay Out West for a great week of inspiration, new techniques, creativity, new friends and fun in beautiful Albuquerque!
Reserve your spot now for the 2nd Annual Clay Out West polymer extravaganza!!
September 30th -October 3rd, 2019. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Polymer instructors this year : Dayle Doroshow, Wendy Wallin Malinow, Ron Lehocky, Leslie J Blackford Donna Kato, Debbie Crothers.
You’ll want to grab your seat soon !
email Cynde at email@example.com
Revel, the larger town five minutes from us, has been a center of fine woodworking since the Middle Ages. The woodworkers here made much of the furniture for Versailles. And it continues to this day to be a place of fantastic ebinistes (fine furniture and cabinet makers).
In Revel is a museum called Musee du Bois. For years I walked by it assuming it was a boring museum. One day I finally went in and what a surprise. The museum, yes does have the history of the Revel furniture artisans. They were known for the quality of their marquetry for one thing. There are beautiful examples of this throughout the museum as well as exhibits showing how this exacting technique is done.
Also within the museum are temporary exhibits (they change about every three months) of contemporary wood workers. And these exhibits have been superb. Whether its your cup of tea or not, they are always interesting.
Here is some of the art of of the contemporary artist showing there right now: the artist Francois Lacoste.
It’s been a busy 2 weeks here. I met my co-teachers Julie Eakes and Meisha Barbee (for our La Cascade workshop) in Barcelona a few days before our workshop started. We had a wonderful time- good AirBnb, walked our feet off, ate one of the best American classic cheeseburgers I have had (I know, I know, sacrilegious in this great tapas city) and shared many laughs. Highlights were the great Gaudi sites: la Sagrada, Parc Guell, Casa Pedrada, and we also enjoyed the Gothic quarter, the indoor market and the port area at the end of Las Ramblas.(I loved the mimes there!)
And two new finds for me: Museu del Disseny– a new museum combining the former museums of decorative art, design, fashion and textiles. And the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya- the national art museum of Catalonia-. Both are wonderful and highly recommended.
Then we jumped in the car and headed back to France and La Cascade. Our wonderful group of adventuresome ladies and gents arrived safely at Toulouse airport and we began our week. We had 7 inspiring studio sessions, a fun Saturday market in Revel, flea market treasures on Sunday, a side trip to Albi, lovely late afternoon drinks at our village cafe and let’s not forget our choir in the church!
We want to thank all of you for all the laughter and joy and inspiring art and your spirit of adventure and embracing whatever came our way! Come back again! Love to Julie, Meisha, Liz, Annie, Carl, Neala, Sandy, Laura, Carolyn, Patti, Tim, Michele, and our two extra husbands Denis and David.