The Gift of the Color Explorers…

colorexplorers2005In November 2005,  a very special group of artists  – Dayle Doroshow, Jan Frame, Hollie Mion, Judy Kuskin, Carole Simmons and Cynthia Tinapple-  agreed to meet with  Maggie Maggio and myself  –  as “Color Explorers”.

What a  fun and illuminating week we all had at a spectacular vacation rental, The Butterfly House,  north of Santa Fe, New Mexico  …  and Yes!

  • we made margaritas and watched the sun go down on the patio
  • composed round poems and laughed while  John elegantly scribed the words down in straight lines
  • we watched water fountains gather in the midst of a couple of spectacular Tibetan singing bowls
  • made omelets from freshly gathered eggs
  • hiked the nearby mountains
  • gathered small bags  of sacred healing earth at the shrine….

05santafe202And yes! They all cheerfully volunteered to be our guinea pigs for a week- after we guided them through the intuitive color collaging process as a way of designing a personalized palette- we auditioned several exercises and studio tools that we were considering incorporating in future color workshops. And along the way…


  • great questions
  • valuable feedback
  • illumination
  • support
  • insight
  • encouragement
  • cemented our commitment towards writing a book for polymer clay artists (and helped us  with the book proposal )



And now, as I hold my advance copy of our – Polymer Clay  Color Inspirations- I am thrilled…and ever so grateful for the Color Explorers! Thank You.


…I am certainly  looking forward to hearing about the experiences of new polymer clay Color Explorers as they work through the exercises and projects in the book.



3 Responses to “The Gift of the Color Explorers…”

  1. 1 dayle doroshow July 15, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Oh Lindly, I think so often of our week there together and how I so enjoyed being an explorer for you and Maggie- it was the best! I can hardly wait to see the fruits of your labors and years of work in color- Congratulations!

  2. 2 Carol Simmons July 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    What a wonderful post! Thanks for the memories. I’m so pleased that your dreams came to fruition. Thanks for sharing the journey.

  3. 3 Debbie Goodrow July 16, 2009 at 1:34 am

    Oh that week sounds divine. And so does the book. It will go right near the top of ‘gifts to myself’. (Unfortunately, insulation for the house comes first!)

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