Today I actually had a couple of hours to spend playing with clay in my studio.
I concentrated on making some cutout flower pendants, some cabs, and these...
They are flowers perched on top of some shard pieces, meant to go into your household potted plants.
They are still quite at the experimental stage as to how I am going to be making these...
Do they get wire imbedded within the stem?
Do they get wire just in the tip end of the shard stem?
Maybe no wire at all?
In my head, I go into "production" mode way of thinking. I can't help it. I feel that in order to justify being able to spend time in the studio at this point of my life, it needs to be making something that will bring in some income. I've been in this mode for years now, since I decided to get married and take a chance at quitting my day job and making money by running my own business.
It's not easy trying to be creative in amongst all the pressures of daily life.
In just this last week alone we had a lot going on in our family:
1 funeral (95 year old great uncle), 1 appendix removed (husband) and on 2 week recovery, 1 sick toddler (Chloe) for a week of vomiting, 1 baptism & party (Riley) that went on as planned, even though Dave had his appendix removed just hours before (crazy man!).
Can I just say I'm exhausted and feel like I'm getting a sore throat. Bet it's because my defenses are down... Well, with that, I'm off for a bit...
Keep an eye out on the BOC Blog for my Cone 6 Glaze Test Blog Posting every third Friday of the month. Maybe you can take a look at some of the new glazes I'm hoping to try out on these more sculptural pieces which will soon include pagodas and toadstools, all in miniature for your house plants... (and for the fairies that live there!)