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Ooops -- I mean, Dragonfly on a Pebble by mikka

Ooops -- I mean, Dragonfly on a Pebble
by mikka

Prompt: A Dragonfly Ballet
prompted by: Lindsay Nucera, during Sketch Fest #16 (July, 2011)

Not quite as planned. I had an Idea! I was going to make a spherical rattle with multiple iconic dragonflies. It was going to be elegant. I put my fingers to work making the spherical rattle for the base while my brain got distracted thinking about what my dragonfly icon ought to look like. (One of the reasons that I like dragonflies-in-art is that they iconify so gracefully in so many distinctive styles.) Distracted, I made the sphere too thin and it collapsed, and as I'd have to go back to "make the little clay balls to go inside the rattle", there wasn't nearly enough time to start over during sketchfest. The collapse looked sort of interesting, though, so I poked at it a bit and stuck a dragonfly on it, and ... yeah. I'm a little dubious about this surviving the trip back to studio, nevermind firing, but we shall see. I'll try the piece I meant to make sometime, preferably after I've done some sketching. Stoneware clay.


Sue Rundle-Hughes says: Love! ~ Reply?

     Michelle Goldberg replied to this: Thank you!

Alisha Christian says: I love all your work! This is wonderful! ~ Reply?

     Michelle Goldberg replied to this: Thank you! I hope I can get it safely back to studio for firing. :)

Lindsay Nucera says: Lovely dragonfly, Michelle. Thank you for choosing one of my prompts. I am honored. Your original concept and your ideas for future work (on this piece) are great, too! ~ Reply?

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