What a weekend. Little boy's school ends 2 weeks earlier than those in the public system, so Friday we hosted his class and a few extra kids and parents for a last day of school party. The highlight was the blow up, bouncy obstacle course. He is currently enamoured of American Ninja Warrier and has made up an obstacle course in my bedroom, which includes leaping over various furnishing, and involves all kinds of commentary.
|Puslinch Ninja Warrier!|
Amongst preparing for the party, I have been making gazillions of tiny, silver flowers. I am almost done two window box commissions and am in the midst of about 6 flower vignettes for my upcoming show in Muskoka. Right now in my studio, I have flowers in every stage of readiness...
|Poppies and black-eyed Susans ready for protector spray|
|Daisies and Iris's waiting for forming and paint|
|Tulips and hearts almost ready for the kiln|
Making these tiny flowers absolutely takes a toll on my neck and shoulders, but when I'm in the zone I can't stop. I simply have to get this part of the work over with in order to move on to the primary sculptural pieces. I was up till 4:00 in the morning Thursday getting everything started, then last night I was all ready for bed at 11:00 ish, went down to the studio to grab my phone, and stayed till 3:00. Flexible clay had to be prepared, both original and PMC3 versions, cutting, sanding, painting, resin...blah, blah, blah. Actually, I really enjoy the painting, and putting the resin on the poppies....just not necessarily 60 times:)