Friday, February 24, 2017

back to wax

I've had several days now when it has been raining or too wet to work outside since I finished the last wave of pieces, when I didn't have any other errands or distractions, when it would have been a good day to start on some new work, when I sat there with my model making stuff and then walked away. I finally figured out what the problem was. I was trying to start something I didn't really want to do. I was thinking I need to make some small stuff for consumption instead of working on what I was really interested in working on, what I was thinking about when I thought about it. So I finally got started. I'm going to work on the moon series and the feather/beach series and the big rock with the lizard and the 10 petal anemone that has occupied my thoughts. The lizard with the 10 petal anemone will be expensive. Well, it's all expensive.

By getting started, I mean I made some wax sheets for the moon blank I already prepared and a blank for the next feather/beach piece. I've decided to do the moon pieces differently, completely differently, not even cast but fused, so this blank is no longer the standard for the series. I'm going to do it as a stand alone piece.

I did make another hibiscus wax because I'm not entirely happy with the red one, my complaint mostly being that it is red, not a color I am comfortable with. And I wasn't really happy with the stamen.

It's still pretty wet outside as it's only been two days since the big storm and rainy Monday even though the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. It's a day that tempts you to be outside so I imagine I will find some little things to do, like fire ant remediation, but my main goal is to start the full moon piece.

Noon on Thursday and it's already hot outside. In the sun. In the shade with a bit of breeze is nice.

My progress at the end of the day.


  1. Snowing here, easy to stay cool.I am starting some rye bread to bake.

  2. How strange that you're experiencing heat. It's cold enough to snow here in Portland. Take care.

  3. Now I haven't a clue what you're up to, and look forward to seeing a finished piece.
    It is so beautiful today; seventy degrees. But, a big storm is coming overnight, in advance of the return of winter.

  4. I happened across some anemones off 2004 last weekend. They're baby ones -- I think they're small because the place had been mowed. But, they were there. A couple of them were asymmetrical, too. Very interesting. I'll be interested to see what you do with yours. It's one of my favorite spring flowers.

  5. I'm sure it makes a huge difference to be working on something you're committed to and enthusiastic about, rather than simply a chore "for consumption."

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