I have just put my head with open eyes in the oven. That took a lot more time to complete than I thought it would. I changed the face more times than I can even count because I was just not satisfied with it. I am also trying to get another head done at the moment... and of course, I will need 8 limbs to go along with them. So lots more work ahead of me in the next few days. At least with one head done, I finally feel like I'm making progress.
As of late, my days here have been filled with holding and playing with a 7 week old and sculpting by night. I'm trying to memorize every crease on his body, every curve of his head for my sculpting before he gets too big to use as a guide for my newborns. I marvel at every tiny feature on this little guy, and wish I could "sculpt" like that. =)
I feel like a stranger at this point on my own blog. I have been away for so long. It has been a busy spring to say the least. Spring seemed to take awhile to settle in and then when it finally did warm up, it was all entirely too fast with hot, sticky days. The temperatures have been up to 40 degrees celcius with the humidity, (104 fahrenheit); which is extremely warm for here, especially this time of year. It makes it difficult to work with my clay when it is so warm because the clay just seems to melt to the touch and doesn't hold the finer details as much as I would like. I have been working slowly on a new head during the times when it is cooler. Hopefully I will be able to finish it soon so that I'll have some news to report and some pictures to share.
Posted by Natalie Scholl at 1:08 AM