The suggestion I decided to follow today (from Noah Scalin’s “365: A Daily Creativity Journal”) is to make something under water. Upon reflection, I may have misinterpreted what he meant, so I’m thinking of taking another stab at this suggestion some time in the future, but here is today’s interpretation. I bought the fish bowl at a thrift store for a few bucks and made the cat/fish with Sculpey. It didn’t quite come out as whimsical as I pictured it in my head, but it will do. Partially inspired by Dr. Seuss fish. :)
The assignment was to use clay in way new to me. I’ve made functional things like clay bowls formed on potter’s wheels and a big 38 pound coiled pot once. I’m pretty sure I made little ashtrays in grammar school (no one smokes in my family, so who knows what I was thinking), but I don’t remember making just a silly clay form. And I’ve never played with these colored clays which is just so fun! The best part was picking which outrageous color the kitty would be. And bonus: the pink has tiny sparkles in it!
As I walked around the craft store and saw supplies for other projects, I kept thinking of other people’s 365 projects too – birds, flowers, owls, etc. The projects are taking over my brain! … and I like it.
Sept 4, 2011: Clay kitty goes outside for a photo shoot. Doesn’t he look so natural in this setting?! Hee hee! Actually, he looks like a cute but poisonous mushroom trying to lure in the unsuspecting!