Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sculpture number 2 entitled "She's Trapped In Binds Of Her Own Making"

So my second sculpture is finished right on time.  I wasn't sure if I'd finish her as pictured or some other safer way.  I was afraid of being judged but I need to get over my fear of what other people think.  So I completed the sculpture in the way I envisioned it when I started.  She represents all the women out there who are trap by their own thoughts, actions and values.  Sometimes its hard to break free when you're the one holding yourself captive.  I'm trying to free myself.  This will be a personnel piece that I'll keep to remind me to be brave and not let anyone keep me from my passions.  Until next time....

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sculpture number 1.

Here is my first finished sculpture for my new challenge.  When I say finished I mean the sculpture part is done.  I'll post glaze results when I finish that part.  But for this challenge I'm using the green ware portion.  For the most part I'm happy with this piece.  The upper arm is at an odd angle as there was not enough room to add the hand in the original position.  The arm was way to dry to move it anywhere else so it looks odd.  One of the reasons for this challenges is to help me get my work finished before it dries to the point wear I can't do anything with it.  The back of the head is rather flat but again too dry to do anything with.  My teacher is giving us a break next semester and limiting the amount of models.  I'm not sure how the other students feel but I'm having trouble keeping up,  Its all a learning process.  I hope by the end of the year my skills will be where I want them to be.  Until next time....

Monday, March 16, 2015

My Challenge for the next year.

I turn 53 this month on the 29th. I keep telling myself year after year that I want to be a sculptor. I want to get better. I just want to sculpt. Then never do it. For one reason or another I just don't get into my own home studio or even go into Lillstreet for a second day. I do nothing. I just let myself down as there is no one alive currently to tell me a can't sculpt or work. So why don't I do the work? So after thinking about this since January 1st I've come to the conclusion I'm standing in my own way. I'm sabotaging myself. I'm the reason why no sculpture gets done. So in order to actually become a sculptor, get better, and see if its really for me I'm challenging my self. Until my 54th birthday I'll make one piece of sculpture a week. It will improve my skills and get me in the habit of using my time wisely instead of blowing off. I'm afraid of this challenge as I fear I'll just let myself down yet again but I'm going to do it. Look forward to seeing a post a week with my progress.