Obviously, I must have overdone the cheekbones and neck OR was it the hair? Something made it blow in the kiln. I have to admit, I was not disappointed. Well... that's not entirely true. Part of me wished I could have painted it if only to see how I'd look with the enhanced cheekbones and neck!
8. I wanted the final head to be different so I decided to do a self-portrait in low-fire clay. Working in this new medium AND with a life-size head was like jumping on an Arabian race hoarse after I'd been climbing a mountain on a mule. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED the mule - it had become my trust worthy friend. But isn't this what I was trying to accomplish? Try something new...dare to fail...find the creative spark in spite of the lack of skill?
I intend on continuing to make heads and faces; incorporating them into my jewelry and creating pieces of art. I plan on documenting the process from idea to finished product and hope you'll join me for the ride as I navigate this new journey and explore the possibilities!
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