Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Lavender Lady
It might be interesting to do another tile like this one and reverse the colors of the hair and the face. I might try that. I have no idea what will happen with these colors after firing. I've used some designer velvet underglaze on this tile which is about 7 x 9 inches. I've blended in lots of other colors and some sgraffito over the top. I showed it to Gary and he said he had a hard time seeing the face. What do you think, can you see it or should I emphasize the eyes, nose and lips more. Oh, I'll wait till I fire it and then I can always add acrylic.
I used to be known as the lavender lady at my last place because I had a lavender farm. Above is a photo from my farm. You can follow the link on lavender farm to see more photos of my gardens on my previous blog. Oh, I should create something with orange and purple together, a striking combination I think. I miss my gardens, but not all that work.
Today I was thinking I need to get into more of a routine. When I had my gardens I had to stick to a schedule otherwise everything would have died. Watering, pruning, harvesting, packaging, stock my gift shop, inventory, etc. so many things I had to take care of and not a minute to spare. I was extremely busy, too busy.
Now I'm busy but not in the same rushed and frantic way. I don't have much of a regular daily pattern and I think I need more of that. I'll always have some spontaneity like the times I drop everything to head to a museum or the shore and of course there's my spontaneous making of things in clay.
Anyway I'm making a schedule for myself and I'll see how it works out. Don't worry it won't be too rigid. I'm just not that way. Is that a contradiction, what can I say, that's how it goes. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.