It happens every year at this time. It is my modus operandi. As soon as our Midwest winter arrives and I am surrounded by bleak landscapes, bare trees, gloomy weather, and grey clouds…magic happens. All of a sudden my work becomes colorful! Tropical shades take over and I imagine that the pieces on my workbench start to dance and break into calypso songs during the long, cold nights. I’m sure that subconsciously I deal with winter by letting color dominate my workaday world!
This is my latest work in Polymer clay. I’ve titled this bangle “Tropical Flora” and it follows my “Climbing Roses” bangle, which I created last winter. Vibrantly colored polymer clay flowers, as well as a frog atop a lily pad grace a hammer-textured, wire-worked “trellis” bangle that I created on a jig. Wearing this “happy” piece is sure to send any winter blue mood on its way!