Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stormy Weather

This storm that came in last night is really something. The winds are howling and the trees are bending. It's been raining hard since 4:00 am. My lights have flickered several times, but so far, no power outages. I'm lucky I'm not in a flood zone, but I do feel for those who are down the hill on the flatter parts of town. I know the water drains overflow causing flooding along the roads and highways.

This is all supposed to be gone by tomorrow and I'm very worried about my baby squirrels. The poor little things just started to come down to get some nuts about two weeks ago. They are very tiny. I've never seen the mom squirrel with them, but they have been hanging out in my yard for hours. They can't sit up for too long because their legs are just still to wobbly.

I just took a crude video of the trees and the driving rain from my back yard. The wind gusts have gotten up to 60mph. Those Eucalyptus trees are 70 feet tall! Turn down your volume.

I found something to play with!

Here's a new one! :)

I still can't seem to find the energy to sculpt, but I did manage to make some sparkly new fairy jooles! These were actually a lot of fun to do.

Sometimes things like this are a nice distraction from sculpting block. I love playing with the crystals, so I made these hairsticks.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Things are changing

It's been a while since I've been here. The weather has been great! This is the time we get our summer. I haven't sculpted in a while but I started to smoosh some clay together and actually made a couple of faces. I do have a plan for them, and it's an ambitious plan. That's all I can say at this point.

I get in a blue funky mood when I finish a piece and it takes a while for me to get back into the zone. It's coming though...I feel it. I either have to continually sculpt or go into hibernation. It takes weeks before I can touch the clay again. Any interruption can put me off track. Is that what they mean when they say an artist puts themselves into their work? It seems to be true for me. I put so much energy in, there's nothing left when I'm done! LOL I think this is why I don't do as many pieces as I would like. I'm sure I'm not the only one that goes through this.