Thanks for popping in. Marvellous day today. Such a good morning with my art department. You know how it is when like-minded people get together and start bouncing off each other. Well, we’re in perfect synch at the moment, and so much good stuff is coming out, it is all very exciting.
December is the little window of time we designers and product engineers have in which to forge a plan for 2020, give ourselves a new direction. And we are all buzzing with what’s in the pipeline. From new Fresh Cut Die ideas to beautiful stamps and Groovi illustrations. 2020 is certainly set to be a year of Clarity beauty and creativity.
Then it was last day of pottery for the year, so I trundled off to pick up a few finished pots (which I’m very happy with, although my goal next term is to get larger. Let me rephrase that! Throw larger pots!) You think you’ve thrown a salad bowl – but by the time it’s fired, it’s still just a peanut bowl. Never mind. progress, not perfection. Never perfection.
I got to work on my wall hanging today…
This was where I left off last time. Recognise the Claritystamps?
So this afternoon, I spent 3 hours carrying this wall art forward…
My pottery friends were certainly intrigued. Wondered what I was up to. To be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure where I was headed myself! Rather enjoyed just letting the piece evolve. There’s something very liberating about not having a prescribed path. Perhaps we ought to introduce an element of that into our summer retreats…which reminds me! I must get the dates finalised and broadcast! Watch this space.
Anyway, back to the wall hanging. I want to find some copper to wire all the elements together. And I also want to build copper grommets to insert in the holes I have made.
I stamped out the single funky flower 3 times. You can really see how our Claritystamps are ideal for pottery – because they are so deep!
Coming together nicely. I have had to bring it home with me to finish though! So this evening I shall work out a plan for the last 3 areas at the bottom. Don’t want to overcook it…
I LOVE being able to go into the back of my head, away from the bright lights at the front, and just consider my options. The whole design idea here is that it is to be a little rough round the edges – literally! A little not smooth, a little not perfect, a little grungy. I may add a couple of little holes, so that I can either insert or add elements. The back plate is pretty hard now, because it’s been hanging around for weeks waiting for me to get to it. So engraving is out of the question now. I may put a damp towel over it and see if that helps. Anyway. It will be unique, one of a kind – that’s for sure!
Colour is the next thing. Haven’t thought about it too much. Perhaps I should consider WHERE it is going to hang, and then work out a colour map! Whilst matching curtains with art is not something I pursue, there may be some sense in tying it to with its surroundings! Another good reason to retreat to the back cave and ponder!
Time for tea. Homemade Potato soup. Bang went the carb-free diet…Potato soup without the potatoes is never gonna work, is it.
Love and Hugs,
This one’s easy. Especially when you wrote the clue!