by Libby on March 17, 2008


I’m pretty excited. My first magazine article, “Framed Scribble Earrings” is out in the April issue of PolymerCAFE. It was an interesting process and a definite learning opportunity. What surprised me most was how difficult it was to define my process and describe it in a concise and clear way. I am not a production artist, so I don’t spend too much time making multiples of a similar design. There’s little incentive for me to streamline my process and I have the luxury of starting over if something doesn’t work. To write this article, I had to pin down my easiest and most successful methods. It was an interesting process to say the least.


I have a new and deep appreciation for all the artists who regularly write articles. It’s harder than it looks, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat if I had something unusual to share. Connie Donaldson, the new editor of PolymerCAFE is a great person to work with. Really great. I’ve been playing around with raised designs in liquid clay, what I call “Scribble” designs, since late 2002. I’ve had a lot of requests to write up the process over the years, but I wasn’t entirely ready to let it go. I don’t use this technique very often any more so it was pretty easy to let it go.

I hope you enjoy the article. Frankly, you should go out and buy the issue just for the amazing Kathleen Dustin images. After you’ve finished drooling, check out my article.

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Judy March 17, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Congrats, Libby! I will definitely have to pick up a copy.

Susan March 17, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Can’t wait to see it Libby – I went to B & N this weekend but they are still showing the last issue.

Congratulations! I’m so glad that we have the opportunity to see more from your studio – it has been a joy to watch your work and your process evolve!

Kathi March 17, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Mazel Tov Libby!!! Isn’t it exciting to see your work in print? I can sympathize with you about the nailing down the easiest steps in writing up an article or tutorial. I can’t wait for mine to get here so I can read yours! (and the other ones in there too )

Bettina March 18, 2008 at 9:54 am

Hi Libby, can’t wait to read your article. Somehow this time my copies of PCcafe are very late. Until last year the copies arrived in Germany 1-2 weeks before they reached the shops in the US. Maybe since it’s 6 issues a year? Who knows. The invoice for the retailer copies is already here, so there’s hope for the magazines to arrive as well;)

Libby March 18, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Thanks everybody! I got a couple of copies from Lisa at Polka Dot Creations, but I can’t wait until it shows up at the bookstores. There’s a particular thrill to seeing your work in a book or a magazine in a bookstore.

Bettina, I hope your issues arrive soon. The Kathleen Dustin photos are amazing even if you’ve seen the work in person.