Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Clay Day...Baby it's Cold Outside
I've gotten ahold of a big chunk-o-clay thanks to a potter friend of mine.
I swear it was at least ten pounds of it when all I really thought I needed was a small amount to play and experiment with.
As it is I may not get to see the final results until next spring when another friend will be firing her outdoor kiln.Hey, anyone know if you can fire enamel to clay? Would it be after it was fired or before? Like right at the torch like I do with my copper pieces.....Anybody?
I scoured the house for possible textures
Who knew that this topographical model of Matterhorn would come in handy?
I knew that I would use it for art but had been thinking assemblage at the time.
Kind of blurry photo but this is an African wooden vessel that's been giving up its face for some texture.
Speaking of giving up face...
I've been really bad about taking my walkies to the paper box all year and Mr. Coryosity has taken to driving there to pick it up.
We vowed that we would walk there together daily now that it's sub-zero weather.
Like my hat? My friend Mountain Heather Creations makes these...and the neck gaiter too.
See, we live near the famous highway
thru the woods
All hooked up with two necessities- wood stove and satellite internet
This is why I 'm having trouble going out to my Garaj Mahal studio some days lately
So I sit near the stove and make these.
So this bracelet looks good in theory with some Kristi Bowman Design and Scorched Earth and a coupla my own beads but I'm going to have to get down and get some soldering techniques under my belt.
The links know just how to slip out dammit!
You may or may not realize that I don't make bracelets much.
There's one reason.
I had a bunch of one of a kind (is that an oxymoron?)
squished stripy shiny ribbed (for extra comfort) shaped beads and a few rusted Arizona bottle caps that I wanted to gold leaf. gild? gilt? leave?
I made a few of these pendant pieces that will go on chains.
and some earrings along similar lines
I've been making a bunch of this type too
Some of Petra's fingers. These were going to have skulls but I couldn't fasten them pleasingly enough for my taste and I wanted to highlight the fingers anyhow.
This is the stepping stone between my old classic bead only style and full on assemblage earrings.
Don't want to freak out my old customers totally. They need choices and gentle nudgings toward what is evolving in the ways of numinosity.
"Blimpets" in action
cocoa puff brown with milk and silver granulation
some Scorchedosity with Petra's bead caps
(Petra being ScorchedEarthOn Etsy)
I'm not all crusty (well, maybe I am but my earrings aren't)
Dig those peacock metallics.
So it's a month countdown til Arizona and I get to enjoy a birthday in a few days.
It's a 56/56 birthday... that being the age and the year of birth.
I guess not all generations get to enjoy that kind of birthday, just us mid to late century types I guess.
Like someone that was born in '02 couldn't celebrate it until 2102, right?
Now it's hurting my brain with this trying to figure out the math to see if I'm correct in this.
Enough puzzler for today. Stay warm you all everybody.
( I told you I was watching a lot of Lost lately)