Saturday, January 8, 2011

paper clay.

I have wanted to try my hand at using paper clay for some time now. I was finally inspired to action when an artist I admire, Cathy Cullis, challenged herself to creating a "tiny head" a day...using paper clay.

After some thought...and some arguing...I finally just decided to give it a try. I grabbed my Michael's coupon and headed off to buy some paper clay.

Once I got home I set the bag aside...and moved on to other
things...laundry, dinner, homework, daydreaming, listing off all of the reasons why I shouldn't try yet another art medium...blah blah blah.

But...when dinner was done...and there were no more reasons why I shouldn't...I opened up the package of clay and just began to mold and sculpt. In a few minutes I had three heads, three hearts and two birds.

It took a few days for them to really dry nice and hard. I think because it's so cold. I imagine in the summer you could set them outside to dry and cure in no time.

Today...I will paint them.

They're not perfect. But they are done. Which means I made another step in the direction of DOING. And that's what's important.

10 comments:

WhiteStone said...

Oooh, you're gonna convince me to had to Michael's. What fun!

dmoms said...

you go girl. this is your year!!

Jeannine said...

Paperclay is so much fun to work with! Can't wait to see ...

Christina said...

i absolutely love how you made time to do this.
love
love
and you did a fab job!

Puna said...

I came over from Christina's place and so glad I did. Such a nice place to be!

t does wool said...

beautiful idea....
perfectly perfect...I cannot wait to see them finished.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

You seem to have your priorities in order. I got a lot done today, but left something important undone. It should have ranked higher on my list. Tomorrow... Thank you for this gentle reminder.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

~ ~ ~ came by via christina...the BELOVED christina....i adore her...she makes me HAPPY...anyway..i love what you made...

an inspiration

kary

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i had to come back..i was reading your blog...and i see julie of julie whitmore pottery here...she is my best friend of 25 + years...... it's a small world....

:-)

kary

susanna said...

Oh cool! I want to see what you do with these little heads. I just came by from Christina's blog tonight...so glad I did!