Oh nevermind. That's a rhetorical question...
(although my new black fleece sweatpants are a virtual magnet for white clay-dust!)
Anyhoooo... It's kind of a Slow-Mo Day for me. Cold, damp and dreary. And I've been getting Cabin Fever bigtime - being trapped in the house all week long. So I was happy to take a mini-getaway out to The Shack this afternoon.
Priscilla has been trying, o' so valiantly, to inspire me to break-out of my "I think I'll make a tray" mindset and get a little more creative.
I also have a nearly full bag of scrap clay that I am too lazy to recycle, so sometimes I break-away from tray-making and let the scrap-clay-blobs "tell me" what they want to be...
Here is what I've got in the works right now:
First - inspired by another blogger - I made a Lucy (or she might be a Pigeon - I can never tell them apart!). Scratch and Peck is a super-cute blog, written by Lauren Scheuer (who will soon have a buk-buk-BOOK!). She tells of her Chicken-Raising Adventures and also offered-up some adorable "cut-out" Christmas Ornaments this year. Her holiday post is here.
And this is the last creation for 2012:
She could be ANYBODY right now!
I plan to glaze her dark-gray with white - like a Barred Rock. Originally, I thought I would make her into a Christmas Ornament, but recycling clay blobs makes for a pretty "blobby" (and heavy) piece. If you tried to hang this on a tree, it would probably take a branch off! So - paperweights are good, right?!
If this piece survives drying and firing, and comes out okay, I'll probablygive it to Lauren - since her blog posts always brighten my day!
Next up: Today's Creations.
This li'l guy has a couple of potential homes. In fact, I may have to make two of them because I have lots of hedgehog fans!
And lastly, a little "Wisdom" (or SOMETHING!)
I think this guy needs a little more texture, but I'll let him set-up a bit before I start messing with him.
Oh, I couldn't help myself! He desperately needed more texture and - so far, so good!
Yes. Much better!
So that's the latest from the Tiki Shack o' Perpetual Summer (with a little help from a space-heater). I'll post more, as things progress...