So, we're finished that pinch pot mess. FINALLY! I sat down today, and turned out two pots like it was no big thing. I DON'T GET IT. All that stress for nothing. I was seriously on the verge of getting an ulcer or something. I didn't even want to go to class today. I couldn't face GMG (or any of those other people in the class) with my crappy little dented, lopsided pots from last week. I walked in and tossed two of them into the garbage. I really couldn't even handle looking at them. They were disgusting, really.
Today, I sat down with my clay and I was trying hard to be positive about the whole mess. I rolled out my two balls of clay to make replacements for the garbage pots and like magic, two totally acceptable pots appeared. Maybe I scored some good karma from the sociological epiphany last week? Or maybe GMG used some sort of telekinesis to transfer his pottery powers to me? IDK, but I'm souped about it.
After I turned out those two achilles heels, I moved on to our next project; a 4 to 7 inch figurine. Let me tell you now, I was superextrastupid nervous. I began to wonder if I could handle this play-doh stuff.
Turns out; I'M A CHAMPION FIGURINE MAKER. Is there such a thing as a "sculpture prodigy"? I might be one; either that or some kind of savant. Do you see that thing up there? Yeah, it's pretty great. I still have some work to do on him next week, but so far I'm pleased as punch.
OHHHHH!!!! BTW, I moved my seat to sit across from ol' GMG and we have THE MOST fun in this class. JOKES ALL DEH. I'm so glad I'm not the jerk I was last week. I forgot to take a picture of his sculpture but it's pretty amazing. I'll try to get one next week. But, to keep you coming back I'll give you a lil' teaser: there's poop and a butt, maybe a wiener. SO, ummmmm, stay tuned for that.
What have YOU fantastic folks been up to?