No doubt, you have noticed that the pictures predate some of my blogs. Our previous blog site was very limited and when our daughter, Colleen, got me to switch over she encouraged me to go back and rework and reblog some of the older items that we have played with. So, there you have it.
The giraffe came out of the kiln, without cracks, and ready to paint. Even though I have been casting and cleaning clay for almost 20 years, I still get nervous about breaking the clay while I clean it. The clay is exactly like chalk and everyone knows how easy chalk is to break. When I have successfully cleaned the pieces without incident I am thrilled! I betcha that when I just work without thought of breakage I never break anything. It is when I think about it that I break things. Just like walking up or down stairs. If I just do it, not look down and think about the steps, I never stumble. Only when I stop and over think it do I goof up. It might be the same for you, yes?
I pulled out the most likely colors, then slowly culled them until I think I had a good match. Now, I started to get excited. The face was so gentle and serene, so far so good.
For a closer look, just click on the pictures. Something new I learned over the weekend, LOL. I still have to glaze them, re-fire, and attach them to the box. Oh, yeah the box, I need to figure out what/how I want to paint it.
Decisions, decisions, decisions……. Cyn