Monday, March 05, 2007

Challenge 5

Clay has never, ever been a successful medium for me. In school my attempts to create anything reasonable with clay were always disastrous.

Age has not improved my sculpturing techniques. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that my efforts with clay have worsened over the years!

So this challenge was one I dreaded. I could have gone with a flattish object, like a leaf. But, being me, I wanted to try something different.

My attempt at making a clay model of my conifer in a pot has confirmed that I will never make it as a sculptor. Not that it wasn't fun - I laughed until tears rolled down my cheeks as I tried in vain to manipulate the clay into a better shape.

The photos are of the pot in progress, and the final painted version, albeit a poor stab at trying to show the grasses etc that grow around the base. Time to move on to the next challenge asap, methinks!!!


Blogger lalheg said...

Fabulous try. I hope you had fun anyhow - and the shading around the base just shrieks mosses and related growths to me.

All kudos to you for trying something that you know is a challenge

4:16 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

Thank you! And yes, I had fun - sort of, lol!!!

4:20 pm  
Blogger Katrina said...

Don;t be too hard on yourself Linda I like your tree

6:09 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

Lol, thanks, Katrina :>

9:11 am  
Blogger Kim said...

I firmly believe that being creative should be a joyful thing - I think it's wonderful that this challenge brought you so much laughter!

1:36 am  
Blogger Jill said...

Fun - you had loads of fun and the outcome shows that Linda :D...great, that is what it is all about after all!
Jill x

1:23 pm  
Blogger Linda D. said...

Hee hee, true! Thanks folks!!!

11:56 am  

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