Sketch Fest #114 will run October 11-13! (Today's date: 2019-10-20 16:56:10)
Sketch Fest has ended! Stay tuned for the next event!
Ooops -- I mean, Dragonfly on a Pebbleby mikka
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.
The Thorn Queen