Tuesday, December 31, 2013

From the Recycle Bin: PCAGOE January Challenge

This month PCAGOE artists were given the theme, "From the Recycle Bin."  They could create anything that contained at least 50% polymer clay and fit the challenge criteria - recycled, repurposed, reused. 

 
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Three lucky winners will be selected in a drawing of all non-member voters and will be able to choose a prize offered by our member shops sponsoring this month's challenge. See the list of participating sponsors and prizes. 

And the entries are: 

1.  Nest Egg Jar by Betsy of PolyClayCafe
This is a repurposed creamy horseradish jar. I was thinking a little jar for change when I started. Then I decided to put a bird's nest on the lid with pretty blue eggs. Result is the "Nest Egg Jar"

2.  Vintage Daisy by Charlie of MaisieClay
Vintage hand stamped polymer clay beads mixed with an up cycled vintage necklace.

3.  Beneath the Surface by Janet of RussellAmarillo
This vase has 2 distinct sides to it. One side has vivid colors. Both in the yellow with purple fish, and coral below. The second side is shades of green plant life, with more pastel coral. Also, rock is Mokume gold leaf in translucent clay. This fish is done in pewter, silver and antique gold. There is beach sand mixed with the clay I used for ocean bottom and the off white coral. Black sand is scattered along with actual shells from the beach to complete ocean floor.
Water background was done with Blue Diamond liquid glass.

4.  Calico Clock by Marcia of marcympc
Recycled millifiori canes created this design: discarded pansy and cornflower canes were extruded into square snakes. These were then stacked randomly into a new cane 5 squares high x 5 squares wide. Slices from this new cane were applied to a sheet of grey/lavender clay that was used to cover a ceramic tile. I was surprised to see that tiny flowers still appeared within the pattern. Pinks, blues and reds from the original flower canes combine to give an overall purple effect from a distance.

5.  Northern Nativity by Line of PlaySculptLive
For this recycling challenge, I decided on a bowl. To make the form of the bowl I used the paper I get from the books I order. there is always lots of that stuff. I shaped the paper like a bowl and covered it with clay. I wanted to go for the look of ice and all its variant colors of blue. In the bowl there is a crystal sculpture of Mary, Joseph and Jesus. It belonged to a glass nativity scene that broke in storage. Reusing at its best.

6.  Recycled Vessels by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
I used plastic caps from shaving gel cans as the base forms for these two lidded vessels. They are covered with previously sheeted polymer mokume gane in colors which coordinate with the purple and orange caps.

7.  Eye Pencil Shavings Pendants by Marie of YoungCreative
These pendents are created using shards of eye pencil shavings that I retrieved from my sharpener. The shavings became inclusion bits mixed into translucent clay, adding texture and color. 

8.  Recycled Filigree Tree by  Beth of CreateMyWorld
Using an old beater from a hand mixer that died, covered with liquid polymer and adorned with "quilled" polymer scrolls. To read more about the story behind this creation, please go to my blog post: createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2013/12/recycled-christ...

9.  Rose and Gold Necklace by Lisa of HiGirls
This time of year in my house there are a lot of burned out bulbs-this year they ended up on the clay table! The large pendant is a candle bulb which utilizes a vintage end cap. The smaller charms are miniature light bulbs. Even the clay has been recycled on this piece, as it is a re-made mokume mix that I think looks a lot like some kind of stone with metallic soft gold and shades of red and rose. Sanded and buffed to a soft sheen.

10. Recycled Mosaic Treasure Box by Arlene  of Ashpaints
This recycled wooden cigar box is sporting a new look with a custom mosaic design featuring one of my favorite sayings: Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a Butterfly. Isn't that a beautiful thought. The mosaic design uses mostly blues and greens but has touches of the rainbow. A fleur-de-lis border finishes the edges.


11. Pink translucent petals with recycled pink pearls by Mary of Maryclaires
The pearls are recycled from the Oakland Museum annual junk sale and the petals are polymer clay.

12. Garden Kaleidoscope Vase by Jill Stone of Beautified Essentials
Reused maple syrup jar into a vase. All my original canes (leaves, sunflower, and flower petals combined to make the kaleidoscope cane).

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

January Challenge Sponsors

Thank you to all of our artists who volunteered to sponsor the January Challenge. Please see their prize offers and stop back on January 1 to vote. In the meantime, Please explore these wonderful finds from their shops: https://www.etsy.com/treasury/ODI0ODcwNHwyNzIyOTE2MjY3/january-pcagoe-challenge-sponsors
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the PCAGOE

Faux Wrought Iron Christmas Tree Polymer Clay Tile Mosaic 13015

by Arlene of Ashpaints




Monday, December 23, 2013

Featured Artist: Susan O'Neill




Introducing Susan O'Neill of 11BOLDstreet
PCAGOE feature artist for Dec. 23 through Jan. 5
(Her work will be featured on our Facebook page throughout this time period.) 

Susan has been designing in one form or another for most of her life. After college art came a developing interest in the larger spaces around her, which lead to 28 years in structural and architectural design. When Susan discovered polymer clay in the early '90s, she did some initial experiments but didn't fully begin to explore the possibilities until 2007. Amazed by the evolution of the media since her initial introduction to it, plus the possibilities when combined with other media, she is continually inspired to experiment and create in her own unique style of strong, bold colors, textures and patterns. In her own words: "The limitless possibilities of polymer on its own are staggering, but when combined with traditional beads and findings, wire wrapping techniques, metal clays, natural materials, 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!"

Susan is well known in the polymer community especially for her liquid polymer soaked gauze fabric creations. With this special technique she has created everything from bracelets, earrings, brooches and pendants, to home decor items. 


Susan has been published in the Polymer Arts Magazine several times and made the cover of Polymer Cafe Magazine in August 2010. The story of her creative journey was published in MORE magazine in 2009. In 2011 she was awarded a 1st and 3rd place in Voila's Polymeristas of the month. And she was awarded a Category 1st Place for one of her neckpieces in the 2009 Bead Star annual contest.

Find more of Susan at these links:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/11BOLDstreet
http://11BOLDstreet.comhttp/://www.flickr.com/photos/11boldstreetand become a Facebook Fan at www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/11BOLDstreet/135292221717
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Featured Artist: Jill Kollmann


Introducing Jill Kollmann of JKay Jewelry Designs
PCAGOE feature artist for Dec. 9 through Dec. 23
(Her work will be featured on our Facebook page throughout this time period.)

Jill is a polymer artist and jewelry designer from Orange County, California. She is a member of the Orange County Polymer Clay Guild and is our current PCAGOE President. Jill is also the featured polymer clay artist at The Artists’ Studio at The Palos Verdes Art Center. She has most recently been featured in “Polymer CafĂ©” with her micro sculpt applique, and occasionally writes for “The Polymer Arts” magazine. She credits her sister with starting her working with polymer. And she attributes learning how to refine techniques and master her skills to other clayers. Jill often incorporates her love of wire techniques into her intricate designs. In her own words, "My work is heavily influenced by stories my grandmother used to tell me about ladies' afternoon tea and "at home" days when callers would be received and entertained. That was back when those sorts of gatherings were dutifully reported in the Society Page of the local newspaper, and always fun to read. When I'm not indulging myself with floral applique, I enjoy a wide range of polymer clay techniques that result in different looks, some more contemporary, and always finished with attention to detail." Her signature Flower Basket Beads exemplify the evolution of her work in this direction.

Jill has been working with polymer clay for over ten years, primarily creating beads, jewelry and treasure boxes. She particularly enjoys making artisan cabochons, which she sells or makes into a finished piece using wire work or seed beading techniques. Jill constantly hones her artistic skills with varied techniques, and her diligence with this wonderful medium shows in the gorgeous focals, beads, jewelry and treasure boxes that can be found in her shop, along with her specialized tutorials.

Find more of Jill's work here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jkollmann
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23743478@N05/

Monday, December 9, 2013

December Challenge Winners

And the winners of the December Challenge are:

Public Vote

1st place 



2nd place
Roly Poly Santa by Arlene  of Ashpaints




3rd place
Penguin Snowglobe by  Beth of CreateMyWorld



Members Vote

1st place 




3rd place



Drawing Winners: 
Jane L McAtee
Alexandra Sefton
Sandy Stout 

They get to pick a prize from one of our lovely participating sponsor shop owners.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who voted and supports our challenges each month.

A sampling of comments left by voters:
-Lovely entries!
-Great work as always, and such a wide range of interpretations!
-Incredible variety of subjects, all with one underlying theme - that's what makes the challenges so much fun.
-So very inspired by the creativity.
-Love the teapot! Very elegant.
-The polyclay artistry shown by your members is amazing
-It was really hard this time. REALLY hard! what wonderful work.
-Lovely selection. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
-What creative ideas and lovely pieces.
-Cute winter theme!
-I changed my mind several times, which is unusual for me. Everyone has been so creative! Happy holidays to all!
-The bird, the roly poly Santa and the teapot are all adorable! Good work, ladies!
-Love the eye candy! Hard to decide again, three others that I liked a lot besides the ones I voted for. (13, 9 & 4)
-Nice job Marie! Love this one!
-I enjoy seeing all the talent and how they progress as they become more confident in each entry.
-Wow Becky Sue! Your bead is amazing!!! It is so detailed! I could have sworn it was a photograph!
-Polymer clay ornaments is one of my favorite things to create, so I favored the wonderful ornaments entered in this challenge. They just make me smile. So well done.
-Very cute winter bird, and nicely done!
-Like this idea, it's always good to have more Christmas!
-What an absolutely fun category. Thanks for sharing the beautiful objects of the season with us all!
-This collection made me go "darling" sooo cute, wow, love it, and more. You guys did wonderfully.
-What a wonderful selection this month, just a great job by all:)
-All of the ornaments are wonderful but I fell in love with the little bird. The second and third choices were much harder to decide. Excellent work by all.
-Thank you for all you do big and small! I'm tripping along in your beautiful footsteps......so here I go again!
-Great work! Looks like the season makes creativity abundant.
-Such talent ladies! Such beautiful items! Like a rainbow in my mailbox! Thank you for letting me vote!


Marie's birds just blow me away!
such gorgeous work, All are stunning.
They all look so festive. Puts me in the tree decorating mood,
There were so many good ones! But the penguin snow globe caught my eye and the bird ornament was wonderful. The tea pot took so much work and looked so inviting.
Talented, artistic, great eye candy, love all of them
Beautiful work.
Love all of these! excellent art!
 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

December Challenge: Beads, Baubles, and Balls

This month PCAGOE artists explored all things seasonal. They could create jewelry, decorations, wall hangings, anything that made them feel festive as long as the creation was 50% polymer.

 
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Three lucky winners will be selected in a drawing of all non-member voters and will be able to choose a prize offered by our member shops sponsoring this month's challenge. See the list of participating sponsors and prizes. 

And the entries are:
Scroll to bottom of page to vote.


1.  Flower Garden Ornament by Linda of NKDesigns
I stamped pearlized clay onto a glass ornament and added tiny flowers and leaves for a different holiday decoration.

2.  Penguin Family Outing by Betsy of PolyClayCafe
Sculpted with Sculpey UltraLight and painted with artist's grade acrylic paints. The scene is built around a 3" diameter mirror. The scene is approximately 6" x 4" and 3" tall at the tallest trees. For more views click here www.flickr.com/photos/98189899@N07/sets/72157637886829723/

3.  New Beginnings by Becky Sue of BeckySueCreations
This bead was done as my Etsy challenge piece. it was titled New Beginnings because the women is looking to the future and moving on. It was made by making mutli-layers of translucent based on techniques learned in a Kathleen Dustin class.

4.  Holiday Teapot by Lisa of HiGirls
This teapot was inspired by vintage glass tree ornaments. Applied pearlized mica on the white clay and gold metallic on the gold clay adds a little sparkle to this piece.

5.  Roly Poly Santa by Arlene  of Ashpaints
This cute little Santa started out as a plain small clear Christmas ball. It was wrapped with green polymer clay and the individual pieces are added - arms with hands, feet, beard and mustache and hat. Small black beads are used for the eyes and a needle tool was used to add texture. This little guy can either stand on his own or hang from one of the branches of your Christmas tree.

6.  Gold and Scarlet Gingko Leaf Christmas Ornament by Susan LadyFlowersbySusan
This Christmas ornament features one of my Gingko Leaves, made from Polymer Clay in Scarlet, Gold and Bronze. The leaf is accented with small carnelian beads and Swarovski crystals. A ceramic bead carries out the color scheme. A large carnelian bead and a gold tone hanging ring complete the ornament

7.  Freddy the (Reindeer Feeder) by Cindy of ArrowdaleArtStudio
This is my elf, Freddy - Freddy the Feeder, he's called, up North. It's his responsibility to keep the reindeer happy and fed. (There's another elf who curries the reindeer. I haven't met him yet, but I'm sure I willl...

8.  Toasty Warm Bird Holiday Ornament by Marie of YoungCreative
This colorful winter bird is toasty warm in his knit red cap. I sculpted him from polymer clay over a hollow egg shell. The egg is from a well-educated chicken near my home that was raised by a university dean who moonlights as a farmer.

9.  Butterfly Ornament by Jill of Jkollmann
This ornament is based on a manufactured hollow glass lentil-shape. The back is gold, pearl and silver metallic clays extruded, shaved and coiled. The molded border is highlighted with Gilder's Paste and the three butterflies have Swarovski crystal bling.

10.  Mod Cane Ornament by Freda of FredaK
A mod cane made with the extruder.

11.  Penguin Snowglobe by  Beth of CreateMyWorld
 Poor Penguin so enjoyed catching snowflakes on the tip of his tongue and eating them that he didn't heed his older siblings' warning that he would grow a snowman inside his belly and now look at what has happened! To read more about the story behind this sculpture and to view more photos of him, please check out my blog post: createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-holiday-tribute-to-my-brothers.html

12.  Pearl Metallic Inlaid Valet No. 136 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
 This all-season vessel is perfect for the holidays, featuring layers of pearl, white and other metallic polymer. The copper, silver, bronze colors were stamped, inlaid and sanded smooth to reveal the mica shift. The under surface was coated with translucent (and liquid) polymer, then embedded with metallic fusible fibers and mica powders. Sterling plate wire accents three ball feet.

Handmade Christmas ornament designed to hang on the tree with a mini light bulb inside to light it up. See more views in my photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/polymer_clay_creations/

14. Christmas Lights Necklace by Line of PlaySculptLive
I chose this piece for my entry of the Beads and Baubles. I swear I've had people ask me if they light up.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Featured Artist Peggy of Peggers Polymer Clay Creations


Featured Artist Peggy Reichenbach
Meet Peggy Reichenbach of Peggers Polymer Clay Creations and Peggers Pockets, PCAGOE feature artist from November 25th through December 8th. Her work will be showcased on our Facebook page for the next two weeks

Peggy has been working with polymer for over 10 years, since 2001… and loving it! She has been an Etsyian since 2006 and last year began doing her art full time. Peggy also teaches polymer clay classes and enjoys learning from her students. She doesn't like to talk about herself much, but she is passionate about creating. In her own words, "Designing with polymer is my passion! I love (creating) special requests… It is always a challenge to create something special and keeps my creative juices flowing." If you browse Peggy's store you will indeed see her love of creating, as each piece is full off her fun spirit. Her Peggers Polymer Clay Creations store is filled with seasonal themed sculptures and home decor items. Her Peggers pockets store features more polymer fun, including jewelry and more. Find Peggy at these locations on the web:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Peggers

http://www.etsy.com/shop/peggerspockets

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peggers-Polymer-Clay-Creations/277100943491

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Featured Artist Line Labrecque

 
Line Labrecque of Play Sculpt Live

 
Meet Line Labrecque of Play Sculpt Live - PCAGOE Feature Artist from November 11th through November 24th. Her work will be featured on our Facebook page throughout this time period.
 
Line is a self-taught polymer clay artist, living in Ottawa Ontario Canada. She loves finding beauty in many places and enjoys exploring the versatility of polymer, especially creating faux finishes. Line has a special way with giving character to her signature sculpted faces, which you may have noticed in more than one of our challenges.

She chose the name of her business, Play Sculpt Live, to reflect her fundamental philosophy on life. In her own words, "You need a balance of play and work (which for me is the sculpting, or is that the play part???) to have a well lived life. Striving for balance may not always be easy, but it should always be fun."

Find Line at these locations:

http://playsculptlive.etsy.com/
http://playsculptlive.blogspot.com/
http://facebook.com/playsculptlive
http://www.flickr.com/photos/playsculplive/

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November Challenge Winners

And the winners of the November Challenge are:

Public Vote





1st place 
Midnight Ocean by by Jill of Jkollmann



2nd place -TIE
Midnight Ocean by by Jill of Jkollmann



2nd place TIE
Sailing Away by Becky of BeckySueCreations



Drawing Winners: 

Carolyn Lawson
Jennifer James
Christie Makuck 
They get to pick a prize from one of our lovely participating sponsor shop owners.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who voted and supports our challenges each month.

A sampling of comments left by voters:

- Great entries - it was really difficult to choose 3 of them. Thanks
- Love these shakers!
- Tough to decide this month I needed a fourth place for 12. Like all of them hard to narrow down.
- Awesome shakers!
- The Feed your Geek set was so clever and well done !
- The creativity in these entries warms my heart, inspires my heart and curls my toes.
- You all are such an inspiration! I just purchased my first blocks of polymer clay and came to Etsy to look at canes. I am amazed by your amazing skill and talent levels. I hope one day to be among you on Etsy!
- It keeps getting harder and harder to choose. Wonderful collection.
- cool theme!
- I love the creative things that these artists are able to do with polymer!
- I'm new to polymer clay - and love seeing all the great artists featured on the site. I liked all the entries - it was hard to choose. You all inspire me!
- Amazed at the variety of styles and what each artist did. So creative.
- The geek in me voted !
- As a glass artist I have tons of respect and appreciation to all the clay workers out there. Incredible patterns keep up the awesome work.
-This was a terrific subject/challenge this month. So interesting to see all the ways something as simple as a salt and pepper shaker can be perceived by others. Kudos.
- Thank you so much to the members who find the time to continually meet the challenges each month with such beauty and variety. I enjoy seeing the differences between the public's choices and the member's choices each month –
- This was a fun challenge that got several of us out of usual creative "box". I love to see the variety and imagination of our members.
- These are all great examples--but I have to give the nod to the out of the box old fashioned salt and pepper cellars.
- That Feed Your Geek set is truly inspired!
- Being a Geek myself, I adore the "Feed your Geek" shakers. Made my day to see those.
- So many original interpretations...so tough to choose only 3. Could have voted for originality, could have voted for level of technique difficulty but opted for the entries that struck my personal fancy at the moment of voting (which could change the next moment!) Great work everyone!
 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Salt and Pepper Shakers the November PCAGOE Challenge

This month our members created salt and pepper shakers. It is great to see how each artist interpreted the theme. Entries had to be at least 50% polymer clay.
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Three lucky winners will be selected in a drawing of all non-member voters and will be able to choose a prize offered by our member shops sponsoring this month's challenge. See the list of participating sponsors and prizes. 
 



And the entries are:

1. Salt and Pepper Cellars by Susan of LadyFlowersbySusan
I thought of my grandmother's cut crystal salt cellars, each with its own tiny silver spoon engraved with her initial....I made the salt cellar for the Challenge from a translucent Stroppel cane. The pepper cellar is made with a similar cane with three shades of very dark brown. I made matching spoons for each cellar.

2. Metallic Shakers No. 101 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
These salt and pepper shakers for the PCAGOE Monthly Challenge were primarily composed of polymer techniques sheets featuring foils and metallic leaf. Coated with liquid polymer, more bling was added with sprinkles of shiny silver mica powder.

3. Sunflower Garden Shakers by Jill of Beautified Essentials
This was one of my most detailed flower canes, having 12 petals. I arranged the sunflower cane slices first and then placed the leaves of different sizes around the flowers to see where it looked best. And smoothed it before baking - no sanding required. I have a birdfeeder and my birds "plant" sunflowers for me every summer. The shakers are a year round cheerful piece of art for the kitchen.

4. Moroccan Salt and Pepper Shaker Set by Marie of YoungCreative
This colorful Moroccan-inspired salt and pepper shaker set features a blend of metallic and translucent polymer clay that I hand buffed and waxed. There is even a little texture surprise in the teal: course ground pepper! It is a technique called inclusion. It gives a very natural organic feel to the finished piece. Peek-a-boo flower petal cut-outs allow you to easily see what is inside.

5. Sailing Away by Becky of BeckySueCreations
Cane slices were used to cover the salt and pepper shaker. These reminds me of summer days when I was young and had a makeshift sailboat.

6. Midnight Ocean by by Jill of Jkollmann
"Midnight Ocean" salt and pepper shakers have ocean-themed elements on all four sides. This image shows two of the sides for the salt shaker, and the other two sides for the pepper shaker so you can see all four. These are 3 3/4 inches tall.

7. Simply Fun Shakers by Lisa of HiGirls
These shakers are created for PCAGOE's November challenge "salt and pepper shakers". They were very fun to make with lots of bits and bobs of clay and texture going wild. The other sides can be seen here: www.flickr.com/photos/39493796@N08/10388950996/

8. Multi-colored, Patterened Salt and Pepper Shakers by Marcia of marcympc
Salt and Pepper covered in black and white with slices of a very large cane applied in solid sheets and in varied shapes.

9. Groovy Salt and Pepper Shakers by Berit of ClayImages
Made with designs from extruded clay, these shakers will put a smile on your face! The blue or green colored line at the top distinguishes the content. These shakers are 4 inches high.

10. Feed Your Geek Salt and Pepper Shakers by Beth of CreateMyWorld
These salt and pepper shakers are for those with a nerdy side. The salt shaker is covered with a mixture of chopped white, frost white and translucent polymer clay, and has a black rectangle on the front with a diagram of sodium chloride (salt) embossed in white. The pepper shaker is covered with a mix of black, granite and translucent clay, this one has a white rectangle on the front with a diagram of Piperine. Piperine is the alkaloid in pepper which is responsible for its pungent taste. For more views of this set, please visit my Flickr photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/createmyworlddesigns

Thinking outside the box for this salt and pepper shaker challenge. A Santa to hold the salt and pepper shakers.

12. Rainbow Pixelated Retro Salt and Pepper Shakers by Angela of PolymerClayCreations
I had been wanting to try Betina Welkers pixelated retro blend tutorial ever since I first saw it on Polymer Clay Daily. I finally decided to try it for my PCAGOE monthly challenge entry. It was so much fun, watch out you might see a lot more of this in my future, LOL.
See more angles in my photo stream here:  www.flickr.com/photos/polymer_clay_creations/with/1047637...

13. Fall Tapestry Salt and Pepper by Arlene of HarrisonHollowDesigns
This set of salt and pepper shakers celebrates the changing of the leaves in Autumn. I just got back from a trip to North Carolina where I got to see first hand the changing of the seasons... something we miss in Mississippi!

14. Tribal Salt & Pepper divided cellar dish cover by Betsy of PolyClayCafe 
We use salt cellars and pepper mills, so this little base and cover fits perfectly over one of my little divided glass dishes so the salt and pepper keep separated. I opted for a tribal, geometric design in the earth tone colors I love and fits in with our decor because I intend to use this.

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