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It’s here!! It’s finished!!

I usually meet my UPS delivery guys at the door so they know the dog is all bark and would never hurt anyone.  Today, I met the guy half way up the driveway cause I was so excited about what

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There have been a lot of changes here at Patricia Kimle Designs…  Obviously, if you’ve ever read this blog before, you will notice that it’s not just a blog, but a full blown website now.  And it’s under my own

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deadline approaching

I’m bleary-eyed.  I’ve been working with tons of images, matching raw and jpg files and naming them according to protocol for my publisher.  One more chapter’s worth of files to name, then the rest of the writing…. What am I

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And the winner is…

We had 21 entries from comments in the book drawing.  This morning my husband pulled a name out of the bowl and the winner is TLCCreates.  Congrats Terry! Thanks for playing everyone!  Stay tuned for more fun and excitement. Have

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My turn for a give-away!!

I got my big box of author copies this weekend!!  So even though Lisa beat me to it, I’m going to hold a give-away of a signed copy of my book! Leave a comment to be entered!  Tell your polymer

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Student and reader feedback

One of the great things about teaching is seeing what students come up with as they synthesize the information I present and express it with their own artistic voice.  In the old days, that teacher gratification came only during the

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learning and teaching

They always say the best teachers always keep learning.   I hope I embody such a value.  I know I learned a lot of tips and tricks from my students last week.  One thing that certainly facilitates learning both ways is

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It’s here! It’s here!

I arrived home this afternoon from Indianapolis to find my advance copy of the book on my desk.  I’ve been expecting it and I’m just sorry I couldn’t take it with me to the workshop. Anyway, It’s beautiful, if I

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Off to the Hoosier state

I’m off this week to teach a workshop in Indianapolis.  Its a private appearance of my class Perfect Couple:  polymer and metal clay jewelry designs. (That’s actually what my initial book title was, before it became Perfectly Paired.) So I’ll

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It’s finished!

I’m pleased to announce that my second book has gone to press.  Perfectly Paired:  Designing Jewelry with Polymer and Metal Clays will be released in April by Kalmbach Books. The good folks at Kalmbach also publish Bead & Button magazine,

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June 2023
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