Lea Stein. I was not. The customer urged me to take a look at her work, especially the Cicada Broach. My curiosity was peaked and I googled Lea Stein when I got home. ( go take a look )
I am excited about her work. It will translate nicely into polymer clay. I would not copy her work for sale but I find it a good exercise to try to imitate a master now and then. My cicada lacks the slender elegance of Lea Stein’s but this is a first attempt. I am looking forward to trying more work inspired by this prolific artist.