The kiln has been running and it's nice to see some finished products coming out, finally. All of my sculptures go in the kiln at least three times, to build up the layers of colors I like to have on the surface. My kiln has good, thick walls, so I usually fire for 9-12 hours, and then it takes about 24 hours for it to cool. I have to crack open the door once the kiln hits 500-600 degrees, or the darn thing just never cools down. It constantly reminds me to just "Have Patience"!
This little Mama I built before our trip to San Francisco, but I never got a chance to work on her glazing before we left, because I was finishing up the bronze piece. I love how she turned out, and the little birdies under her wing. And then there's the other bird on the base... what do you think he's all about? Is he a sibling of the other birds, or is he an outsider?
In other news, I've been sketching quite a lot over the holiday, and I've been working on three different sketches that I cannot wait to finish. I hope I like the finished project and can share them here! One is a bit personal, so I may not share that one quite yet. :)
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As I am writing this post, I am listening to Sting. One line that sticks out to me is:
"Let your soul guide you, guide you the way." Be quiet, Mind, and listen to that Soul. It won't steer you in the wrong direction.
Wishing you a happy week~