Monday, April 25, 2016

paper... porcelain... twig..... & tea ~ *

~ what i seem to always need perched by my side....
is something
beautiful
to drink... .


.  ... so feeling a bit pressured in the studio this morning,
i decided to use the time-tested 'calm down' tea
known to artists, moms, cats and children~

catnip.
this time..... iced, with a bit of peach nectar for color~*
so.........
back to the studio table to create a new piece
and remembering the annual 'crow show'
from last october.
inspired by these lovlies
catching their shadows while walking across the design table
and perched around my studio..... .   .
 ..... and testing my newly made 
porcelain paper clay

i decided to go ahead
and...
'coat' a crow ~* ( too funny... )
how cool is that !
and a few natural twigs too.
 several coats later... .
the wood, the crow fibers & feathers
will all burn away in the kiln
leaving all hollow inside.

... then for a little bit of 'ink' ~*

~ cheating, i know,
but now... they are like immortalized!
i'm sure, being crows and all, they just love that.

so here he is..... .   .
i love the wood-fired/raku look
that gives the piece an aged feel.

title....
"Road Trip"
has all the essentials~
the freedom of wings,
the nest of home & family ribboned-tied securely on his back,
and grounded on a slice of cherri pie.
perfect.

~ bon voyage..... .   .     .