Sunday, March 14, 2010
The work continues....and spring arrives
I have blocked in the belt area and now begin to pack on clay for the shirt.
I have blocked in the body of the shirt and have indicated on the arms with lines in the clay where I will add clay for the folds of the shirt.
I have added clay and formed it using loop tools to create the folds of cloth. I have also added a collar.
I have blocked in the belt but it is very rough. Now I need to smooth it out and define it.
By pressing with a wood tool with a rounded end and rolling slightly, I smooth out the clay to create the form of the belt.
Here I am defining the belt by pressing the end of a square edged wood tool against it and drawing it to the right. I will use this tool to define the loops of the pants and where the shirt and pant meet to make a clean edge.
Here is the sculpture, there is still work to go, but it is coming along.
This is a closeup of moss and what looks like a flower, but is not, it is a Antheridium, which is how moss reproduce -kind of like flowers do. It is extremely small - less than 1/16th of an inch across.
Condensation inside a 2 liter bottle.
Rain on the web of a spider.
A closeup of a Lacewing. Insects in the house is a sure sign of spring.
Another sign of spring is that the buds of the trees have started to open, this is a water maple in the rain. And yes, they are that pink, but they are relatively small and easy to miss.