The weather has gotten much better. See even the crocusi (crocuses?) are popping up! Though I’ve been battling a low grade cold, I did manage to get some studio time in this weekend.
Sawing and Patterns, that’s where I’m at right now. I decided to do something about all that unfinished business I have sitting around and taunting me. Plus I had an idea for a new wallpiece (or should it be a platter? I’m torn.)
I had an idea a while back for a super tall, spiky vessel and I thought maybe that’s what I could do with that silver bowl that’s been waiting for inspiration to strike. So I had a go at some paper patterns. Not sure whether I’ll do this or start from scratch for the tall piece and work on a different solution I had to the silver puzzle.
Then I finally got to cutting out the unpierced parts of that flame-like pierced vessel I’ve been working on. I had difficulty deciding whether to make them in brass or copper and I finally just had to pick one and move forward. I think my cold was fostering a sense of major indecision. I regret nothing about this choice so far…
Then I cut out the bronze background part for a new piece that will have two very shallow formed parts with piercings that overlap partially. I had that same bout of indecision working on what type of metal to make the smaller piece (I’m going with my old stand-by, nickel.) and whether or not to keep them flat, concave, or convex. I’m going with my initial thought of concave.
Basically while the crocuses (crocusi?!) are growing, so is my inspiration!