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Not making it...


By the time I realised the foundry wouldn't be able to cast my pieces for the upcoming 'FORM' exhibition it was getting a little late to come up with something else and make it in time...it does take time for ideas to form properly; to get past the 'first thoughts' stage. Plus, I discovered that the old, slightly broken chair I was going to use has a bit of woodworm...and so far no-one I've asked has anything suitable. Work on the ship piece is slow - I'm not seeing it clearly at all yet and don't want to rush it just for the sake of having something even if I'm not happy with it.

It's funny what sometimes makes decisions for us..the size of the ship was in the end determined by the size of the biggest box I had...

I sort of, very vaguely know what I want for the figures...could do with more images but don't remember to whom I lent the book I need...and I guess I haven't found the right key words for an internet search to be all that useful...

This gradually grows into this...and they are making themselves...I'm just listening.
So, I've decided to opt out of this year's exhibition and make these pieces anyway, in my own time, without pressure...and if they end up in next year's show, all well and good but it doesn't matter if they don't.

I was asked to make some aprons for the local shop/gallery that has recently opened a cafe...and those I did make in time for an event they hosted last night.

Yes, it does occur to me that doing these 'little jobs' for people takes away time from other work, but it does feel good to get a few oohs and aahs...and it does also occur to me that it might be good to reflect on what I most want to use my time doing...

Speaking of which, the patchwork is nearly, nearly done.

 It's on the ironing board - when time and inclination coincide I stand there sewing the binding...

About two feet done, only another 26 to go....

And now for something else I did not make...

The hen workshop I was teaching at the Ennis Creative Arts Centre last weekend...
and the finished hens...

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