Thanks for popping in. Trying to tidy this ‘ere workspace in readiness for what’s coming up – TV shows, new products, new directions. It’s like painting the Golden Gate Bridge; by the time you’ve finished it, you can start again! Hey ho!
I found a really cool piece of stencil, which I think I may have a little play with today. I say piece, because I definitely cut it out of a larger whole a while ago! After Leonie’s frameless stencils double sellout yesterday, we definitely need to revisit the stencils we already make!
In fact, I made my all time favourite, bestest ever piece of Gelpress art with this piece of stencil. And I was even able to find it straightaway! Look…
I guess that’s the difference between craft and art: the predictable versus the unpredictable, that I’m always banging on about. We can learn the processes, the techniques, but we can’t regurgitate the same, we can’t duplicate. I think that’s great, and this year I have decided to travel further down that path of unpredictable art, to build the bridge between art and craft.
I’m in good company, that’s for certain! Leonie, Sam, Dee – and many others in the Clarity team are seekers too. We are all explorers in a way, and this year we are set for a really exciting arty expedition. I hope you are up for it. I have gone off on a little tangent with my pottery, but I can’t tell you how much I love working with clay. Almost every week, a little voice in my head says, “Gray, there’s too much to do at the office. You can’t bugger off midweek to a pottery class!” Then another, more loving little voice says, “Sod off! There’s nothing that urgent that it can’t wait a day!” The typical lament of a workaholic….
Anyway, enough rambling. Time to play with that piece of stencil from the large Ocean Swirl.
Was I able to reproduce the pieces I found? Nope. But I made loads of other stuff!
If I were a football player, I suppose this would be the equivalent of kicking a ball around in the park on my own, not concerned about scoring goals or winning; just figuring out what happens and what doesn’t happen when you do this or that. Nothing to do with the performance. Everything to do with the next time you’re on the pitch with the team.
I am coming down with the lurgie here.Time to go indoors and make a pot of tea.
Love and Hugs,