Today the painting did not go well. There are days when the act of painting feels good but the resolve is suspect. It is a visual art problem. Its only 11:30 pm so I have more time.
Today I reshapes the bronze weed for the vessel, now grinding and patina must wait for tomorrow as its late in the work room of my apartment so grinding maybe a bad idea. As for patina, I will admit i have done it in my apartment but I am trying to get control over myself and not use chemicals where I sleep.
I did not post yesterday. It was a long crazy day. I have entered here 3 images of grinding and cutting the kids work. I teach kids. Using recycled glass, I had the class make anything they wanted, very small, to be cast in this free glass. I will post images on another day.
The last image is part of the series of work about the rain forest.
The rich beautiful colors of the rain forest are fantasy. I have been making pieces about the textures of the earth. The desert and now the rain forest.desert
Today: unload 2 kilns of kid mold, pour large wax of Ifat sculpture, wash dishes.
Of 13 kids molds, only one failed. Tomorrow I need to grind them. I spent most of the time I had to think and act upon my work, wondering if the Ifat sculpture in AL should be cut and opened to tell the story of her.
Today, I am starting this as a way to tract my art work progress. It will be interesting to see how much I get done in the next year.
I have always looked at my day of birthday as a good day to be born. I was born at 2:52 am on Halloween night. Easy to remember, all the parties are mine and people are dressed up in their fantasy when I come into the world.
This year my Friend took me to BC Canada for a few days of not teaching anyone anything. I came back in time to go dancing to a DJ on Halloween night. Then I came home and painted until 3 am. My year began with a paint brush in my hand.
Now it is mid morning and I am going to blow glass.