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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Photo, need practice




On Sunday I had put enough clay on Winifred to take photos. I am not, I repeat Not, a photographer. Guess I'll have to learn. Anyway, I had a ball working on the piece so far. Her name is Winifred Wombleford. And I have even concocted a short rhyme about her which I will show when she is finished. One of my problems magically disappeared and it is all due to the wonderful tutorials I have found online. I am so grateful not to have to go out and buy a $20 book everytime I can't figure out how to do something. For much of the piece I have been winging it. Since I don't have Jodi here, I just went for it myself. I wish Jodi lived here. Anyway, she started to take on a life. Then it was hard to put down. So I worked till I started making mistakes and quit for the night.

Yesterday I took a mental health day. Actually some sort of flu I think. Dizzy and not hungry, rare for me. Hot and cold in turn. Today I am recovered with a few chores and then back to the clay. Hallelujah! I have trouble doing anything else when I am working with the clay. Such as hearing when someone asks a question. Oh well! Too bad!

I am also organizing my STUDIO. I say it that way because I want to begin to think of myself as an artist, not just a crafter. The room has always been a craft room. Well, If I am going to be an artist, I need a studio. I am even planning to make a plaque that says studio. One of the things that holds me back from doing things is not being able to do them as well as I would like. But, being in touch with some master artists such as my fellow bloggers has gotten me to take more chances and I have a much better attitude now.

I want to thank all of the artists who commented on my blog. Each of the comments is taken to heart and treasured. You have made me feel wonderful.

I am posting 2 pics, not so good ones, with first the wire and foil and then the clay. I would love to have you see what I am working on. Someday I will have a backlog of items, a store, a website, and followers as you all do. But for now I am satisfied that I have a figure to work on.

8 comments:

Jodi said...

Wonderful Start Judy!!! You are on the right path... first and foremost you are enjoying it...that should be top of your list...and it appears to be...good!

I like the little body on your lady. Looking forward to reading her story/poem...

Keep going...you are doing great!

Jodi

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Hi Judy. Winifred looks wonderful and think you have done a super job so far. Look forawrd to seeing her complete. I've never made a doll and dread my first attempt. Looks like you have had some fun with her.
I think you need the studio and you are already an artist and not a crafter, buy then crafters are artists.
Hope your new studio turns out well.
All of us feel we can't do things as well as we like. I never like anything fully that i make and always see the faults and wish i could be better.
Talking of studios though, i call mine a craft room because i just don't feel comfy with studio for some strange reason.
Wishing you all my best with your future plans. I'm not a pro and still learning myself but always happy to help if i can. I just make it all up as i go along, which seems to work.
Nikki

Anonymous said...

Judy,
I love Winifred! I want to know more about her. And you ARE an artist-so go build your studio!!!!


Love you!
Carolyn

Carolyn Gass said...

Hey I am not anonymous-I just don't know how to use this stuff yet!!!!=ignorant not anonymous

Tallulah~Belle said...

Judy, for a first attempt this is excellent.

I love the name you gave her...I always feel that name should be part of the vision.

I am very much a frustrated sculptor (meaning I can't do it lol) and am also inspired by Jodi and other wonderful artists. I wouldn't worry so much about 'copying' anyone elses style....I do believe that your own style will come though your hands.

As for having money ....I find that I use regular household items for clay more than anything...toothpicks, bamboo skewers, soft make up brushes etc.

Good luck...and enjoy the journey.

I look forward to seeing your progress.

Jayne

Nothinglikeit said...
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Nothinglikeit said...

Great job! I can't wait to see her finished. Just remember: A laborer works with her hands, a crafter works with her hands and head, an artist works with her hands, head, and heart. Looks like you've ALWAYS been an artist!

Linda Cain said...

Great job here! Love the photos!
We are not old...just experienced..as my friend told me this morning.
And we fly by the seat of our pants...because that's the way we learn.
Keep up the great work, and thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Your Friend in ART,

Linda