Yeah, that’s right. That sums it up. Pow! (This mug actually does say pow on the other side… don’t know where that photo went) This is a soda fired hand built mug, and I painted the buildings right on the side of the pot, freehand.
In about 20 minutes, I’m gonna be a red head. Well, my hair will be auburn. It will hopefully spice things up a bit 🙂
“Pow!” applies to other things, too. I am getting things done, slowly, but surely. I have a huge list of to-dos, but I’ve got two done so far, and the night’s not over yet. I worked outside on pots for a while, and had a great sculpture idea. “A bird in the hand” will be the title, referring to the old saying of “A bird in the hand is two in the bush”. I was just trying to think of a cool figural sculpture I could do that wasn’t huge and didn’t have to involve the whole body. I made a small torso, just for practice, then tried a larger one and squished it and laid the slab of clay over my foot instead. I started forming the toes and it really did look like a foot until I tried messing with it too much. then I made a new slab and cut out a hand shape. That’s when I got the genius idea. It didn’t work the first time, so I restarted and now I am making the hand, one joint at a time. I made the wrist, palm, and part of the thumb. It needed to set up before I could work with it anymore.
I also just applied the hair dye that I bought over a month ago. I have been waiting for my darkest color to grow out a little before applying the new one. The next thing on the list is to make some herbarium sculptures… it’s long past due. I need to have something to take to the herbarium when I go in about a week, and I haven’t made a thing. The next big thing on my list after that is to make a photo setup and photograph as many pots as I can so I can have photos to add to my digital portfolio, and to sell more pots on Etsy. One step at a time, I am getting things done, making things happen…