Thursday, October 2, 2008

Day 1 of the 30/30 Day Challenge.

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??
blessings, ZudaGay

13 comments:

kimbuktu said...

That is gorgeous Zuda!

Thanks for sharing the process.

The Filigree Garden said...

This is lovely. Can't wait to see what fun you will have with clay tomorrow!

On a Whimsey said...

How wonderful! Such fun and especially when the end result is so beautiful.

Libertybelle said...

Very interesting- I look forward to seeing what you make!

Myfanwy said...

Oh, you get to make a mess AND make something beautiful? What could be better......!

Jean Levert Hood said...

OOOh, poking and mooshing!! What a commitment you've undertaken. And, I know that if you can only do it 1/2 of the time, it will be a great exercise for you! I know sometimes I make myself play. We can get too serious!

Your heart is so Awesome!! Wow!

TERI REES WANG said...

I really do like your color combination! Do offer them as Ornaments as well?

Be well. Do good. All ways.

Judy Nolan said...

How fun to moosh! We all need a little of that in our lives.

♥emma stormy♥ said...

I love the concept...how cool. And your piece you made is stunningly beautiful. I wish that we lived close enough that you could teach me what you do. I can't wait to see what else you do!

Gunnels blog said...

These are beautiful! What a great idea to play every day, I think more people need that in our hard world! Today I gonna paly with my grandsons!
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di said...

Zuda, your "play" makes for gorgeous creations!! This heart is awesome! I'm so anxious to see what you play/create next!!!
Have fun, Di

ZudaGay said...

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments and encouragement!!

Bev said...

I am amazed by your talent. You could always try a frog. :)

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