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11BOLDstreet's Profile

Like many artists, I’ve been designing in one form or another for most of my life – from the first Barbie and pink-haired troll doll outfits to my own clothes, accessories and jewelry followed by hand-thrown pottery, drawing, painting and original silk-screened posters for high school plays. After college art came a developing interest in the larger spaces around me. This lead to 28 years in structural and architectural design. Upon my discovery of polymer clay (also called just "polymer") in the early 90’s, I did some brief experimenting in the medium, but didn’t begin to explore its potential in-depth until a little over 4 years ago. I was amazed by the evolution of the material since my initial encounters: There were many more options in the clay formulas, tools, books, techniques and general selflessness and sharing of the now well-developed polymer clay community. The limitless possibilities of polymer on its own are staggering, but when combined with traditional beads and findings, wire wrapping techniques, natural materials and textiles….well, those implications haunt me (in a good way) on a daily basis! I carry a sketchbook, recording inspirations from my travels, nature, art - and just knocking around in my backyard! ************************************************************************************** My efforts were validated when I submitted a piece of my jewelry for consideration in the 2009 Bead Star annual contest. To my surprise and delight, my neckpiece won 1st Place in it's category! ************************************************************************************** I'm also excited that MORE magazine chose to publish a story about my creative journey in their "Second Acts" section of the online magazine! www.more.com/2009/7103-my-new-wearable-art-business ************************************************************************************** Check out my evolving web site at 11boldstreet.com and become a Facebook Fan at www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/11BOLDstreet/135292221717

Female, Born on November 3

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