Thursday, March 26, 2015
I was cleaning and tidying my work space (yes I clean sometimes) and watching a documentary about Saudi Arabia (which was quite interesting) and suddenly I remembered about my weekly veggie recap!
My partner isn't home yet, he's still working (being an architect sucks, just so that you know, low salary and long hours) Puss just meaowed to tell me it's time to go to sleep and Arya fell asleep on an armchair.
I didn't do any yoga yet and I'm still wondering if I will or not (I should of course) as it's late and I'm starting to get sleepy.
And while I'm talking about my fascinating life, I did some apple oatmeal cookies, following (very freely) this recipe. I used 1 tbsp of honey instead of the agave and used 2 apples. The dough ended up in a pan, so it's a sort of cookie cake and it's pretty good.
I also thought about cool art projects today that would deal with food and water consumption. I think I hold a feasible idea that I should be able to actually make. I need to wake my inner artist a bit and I'd like to change the world, because, you know, it's pretty cool to be here.
Also I would like to put some sense in my work, not something new, but it's harder than you might think. Usually I get all those nifty ideas and I don't do them because I lack time and skill. The veggie challenge has improved my sculpting skills a lot, but I will need to work on modeling skills as soon as I have the time, maybe next year with another challenge. Ha.
Ok, time to do the minimal yoga, what I call the "lazy deed" where you just do a couple of sun salutations and a couple of warrior variations all in 15 minutes. I'm efficient. (or just plain lazy huhuhu)
What about your day? I'm pretty sure you can top mine :D
Thursday, March 19, 2015
I'm really getting the hang of sculpting miniature leaves! THIS is exactly why I started this challenge, to force myself to learn and tackle things I usually would shy away from.
Today I tried another version of caning kiwis and I'm not too happy about it, so I will re-work it! *fierce look* the kiwis are not too bad (see below) but it's not exactly that, so well, will try again :
The kiwis were meant for tomorrow, alas, I will have to make something else. I won't have the time to make a kiwi cane tomorrow and I also have some orders to finish and ship. (waving at her wonderful customers)
IF you have a brilliant idea of an easy fruit or veggie for me to sculpt tomorrow, I'm all ears! It's not always easy to find what I shall sculpt :)
AND I finally started to make some extra fruit to *gasp* sell!
This is a tricky one and something I also very much enjoy with this challenge. I don't sculpt on time or wondering if it's going to be sellable, I sculpt to make it the most realistic possible, and this is very liberating.
As an artist/artisan you always keep in mind how much you can ask for the hours you put into your work, so at some point, it might seem useless to make it better and you settle on an "good enough". It's a fine balance between "looking good" and "being sellable".
With this challenge? Ha! Who cares? If I need 3 hours to make just one vegetable, that's ok :)
Anyway! It's time for some yoga, my shoulders are tense!
Thursday, March 12, 2015
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10 weeks already :)
I've been reading a lot about African fruits this week, it was quite fascinating, so much really that I thought I should add a bit of extra info about each fruit or veggie I'm sculpting.
Ideally I will also go back to add those snippets of extra info on the previous fruits and veggies. But that will take some extra time so I would not except it too early ;)
See you next week!
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