It seems as though I’ve dropped off the map. Health again, but still got some clay work in over the past few weeks.
At first, it was too much effort to think through the color rules that I was imposing on myself, so I converted to free play. I played with cane to see how to incorporate them into pieces. Some things worked, many more didn’t. If the initial cane was unattractive, redemption was hard to find. The texture provided by most canes do not match well generally with added texture in a finished piece. The piece becomes too busy and the beauty is lost.
I ended up throwing away a lot of clay creations. The editing was helpful, however. I now have some pieces that show focus, with which I struggle, and cohesion.
May peace be with us all in these days.