Monday, March 8, 2010
I cut out six circles of clay and used a can of blueberries for my template. I make use of whatever the RV cabinets hold for tools. I pressed indentations into each circle, then cut out a cross in the centers, and triangular holes surrounding the cross. I let the circles stiffen a bit, and assembled them so they're just touching. They look a bit like rough hewn wheels, six wheels joined together. The wheel seems simple but it was a very significant discovery for mankind. I'll be coming back to the wheel in the near future.
I plan to explore more cut out pieces, perhaps squares. Squares have more surface to adhere the edges. Maybe I can do some triangles; perhaps I'll attempt more than six sides. The possibilities are endless. I briefly thought of this piece as a votive if I'd left the top removable. But I wanted this to be a closed piece, something containing space or thoughts, whatever one would like. I might think about making a votive in the future.
Gary's feeling much better, thank goodness. I'm researching the foods to avoid which irritate the gallbladder, mostly fatty foods, but there are a few others too. He may have to have his gallbladder out eventually. Hopefully we can find a home base before then. Comments and suggestions are welcome.