Sunday, March 13, 2011
Lucky & Chaotic
Right before I fell ill last week, Gary and I were going through the treasure bus sorting items to go to a local market to sell. I found this unopened artist's easel. It was way at the back of the bus, hidden from view.
What a stroke of luck. Since I signed up for the painting class, I guess it was meant to be. I've got the easel set up in my studio, but haven't used it yet. It folds up into a compact box with a shoulder strap. I must have gotten this easel at Costco in California quite a few years ago. The bus really is a treasure bus.
I made this bowl a week or so ago. Wonder if textured clay does well with raku? Is there a mark left on the piece when it's grabbed with the tongs out of the heat? I shall do some studying on raku firings.
Today I made this platter, a bit chaotic, as things are lately. Layer, upon layer, upon layer. Plaid, then ferns, then pink butterflies, next little gold dotted grids, then black dots. Not sure I like it, but too late now, I've got to keep moving forward.
I'm going to put the mail art on hold since I don't want to add another item to my plate just now, but I will get back to it. Still thinking of the Japanese people and making plans. Till next time.