Saturday, August 16, 2008
Go Jump in the Lake
OOO WHEE... it is hot up here...93 degrees and we are at 7,000 feet above sea level. There's no telling how hot it is in the Sacramento Valley...maybe you could even fry an egg on the sidewalk - something I've always wanted to try. Thankfully our studio is in the basement of the house so it stays pretty cool.
I've been making roses, roses and more roses. I started out making a series of Rose Bush Vases continuing the work I began before the ACGA show and now I've moved on to Rose Bowls. I couldn't have picked a more tedious direction. I always thought I would be great working in a bakery decorating cakes. I could put my talent to use making icing roses out of all that yummy "butter cream". I like repetitive motion and enjoy the production aspect of working - making the flat clay turn into multiple little blossoms. I think I must have rolled well over 1,000 roses in the past week. I have to admit it gets kind of addictive but I'm beginning to feel like screaming. No more for awhile... I was pleasantly surprised to have only one sorry little bud left over after the last bowl was completed. This must be a good place to stop.
Time to take the dogs and go jump in the Lake.