Thursday, January 27, 2011


Down time... those interludes when you either by design or by accident spend time doing not much of anything. This past December was such a time for me. I couldn't work in clay so I just sketched...I gave my imagination free rein and didn't think too much about how I would produce the pieces I was drawing. They were leaping and dancing and to actually make them, I had to reinvent how I support my work. My time away from clay helped me see how much I wanted to find a way to make it happen.

Monday, January 17, 2011


It has been a very interesting winter in my studio. I keep trying things and most of them have been disappointing at best, but it's the only way to find out what's possible is to try it. Right now I have a behemoth of a piece on my work table. I know what I want, but not sure how to get there. I learn every time I try something new, ...even if the whole thing falls down. part of my process is to be a little out of control. This allows the subconscious to dominate because the thinking brain is giving up and solutions occur.