Monday, October 6, 2008

I have been a little absent this weekend. I was so busy working on things that I neglected my blog. Friday night was spent running errands and having dinner with Todd and Graydon at Moe's (Mexican...yumm!) I picked up a huge bucket of plaster at AC Moore for the above project. I had an idea in my head all week long and finally on Saturday I was able to sit down and work on it. If you can't tell, it is a tree of life. I used that as a focal point in the design and under that I did write welcome. Everything is hand carved and it took me over 4 hours to do. I was obsessed with it. I would leave it for a while and then come back to it. It really turned out great and the only downside of it, is the original is lost in the mold making process. I did cast it in plaster and hopefully by this afternoon I will be able to make my first plaque. Stay tuned for the finished project.
Needless to say I have been making a bunch of pottery, a little obsessed with it now. I went to bed thinking about what I was going to make today and it did indeed keep me up for quite a long time. On top of the pottery keeping me up, my hands hurt like crazy! They are so dry, split and sore! My palms (carpal tunnel area) hurt so bad. I need a deep tissue massage just on my hands. Maybe, I'll use a gift certificate that I have on Wednesday and treat myself to a hour long massage. Sounds good huh! I have never experienced this problem due to throwing before. I'm sure the 4 hours long carving session didn't help matters.
Well, I'm off to throw. Wish me success!


Round Rabbit said...

You've been tagged! If you want to play along just visit my blog for the rules.

I'm loving that carved thingy you are working on! :)

Dani said...

Thanks Nancy,

I love it too! I can't wait to see it glazed!