My friend Di put forth a challenge for the month of October to spend 30 minutes a day for 30 days to form a positive habit. There are 12 of us who have taken up the challenge. My goal is to just "play" with clay for 30 minutes every day. Some may think that I play all the time...but actually I've kind of got myself in a rut of making the same type of cane and making flowers. I LOVE making flowers!!! don't get me wrong...I just need to add a little freshness to the whole process. I get fresh by playing. I am going to try to post about what I did the day before. So...here is what I did on October 1st.
I love making a Mokume' Gane' block or stack. You take several different colors of clay (I used a deep maroon, a raspberry pink, silver and translucent with silver ink spread on the sheet and allowed to dry) you roll them out into thin sheets and stack them.
I cut my short stack into quarters and stacked them up..and repeated a couple more times. Then comes the fun part!
You get to poke objects into the stack and cut it and just make a mess out of it! Then you need to moosh it all back together into a rectangle or square. You get to cut thin slices off of this stack and cover scrap clay and make beads...I made a heart. LOVELY and FUN!!!
What am I going to play with next??