Last fall I received an unexpected surprise in the mail-a box of components made by two of my friends, Lesley Watt and Jenny Davies-Reazor. They were made of ceramic, polymer clay and metal clay but the bronze metal clay goddess that Lesley had sent really spoke to me-LOUDLY! Enough so that I couldn’t sleep that night, creating in my mind.
I finally gave up and got up, fueled by coffee and ready to tackle my idea. I pulled together my components: C-Lon cord, Pyrite beads and 6 gauge bronze wire. I soldered the wire into a small circle then hammered it for texture. By this time the sun had come up over San Diego and in the daylight I realized that I had soldered brass wire, not bronze!
I decided to go with it but nixed the pyrite, just too many metals.
I decided on some 3mm banded Agate beads instead. After two days of false starts, I finally started working on my goddess project. I worked feverishly for a few days then had to stop to write class instructions and prepare to travel and teach. Life got in the way of my progress and my project.
Recently, I rediscovered my abandoned goddess and back to work I went, determined to finish before anything else happened. So, after a frenzied start and a slow finish-the goddess project is done!
What new idea or project has kept you awake at night lately?