Friday, April 25, 2008

March 25, 2008 - Befuddled

befuddled - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school"
Well I was bewildered and confused today. I knew the clay was going great, till about 1pm, then my mind started to tell me, tear it up and start something else. Every artist goes through this stage. So you get up from the clay and do something else.
I got close to Monet and Einstein. I sat on a park bench with the French Impressionist, Monet and watched him paint. Then walked next door where Einstein was contemplating his navel.. or something deep, and got friendly.

Then I went back into the gallery. Sat on one of the leather covered couches there and just went into a kind of trance. I stared at my clay, and tried to figure out what was the speed bump I just hit.
After about a half hour, I saw what I needed to do, and went to work on the clay. I took the Indian saddle off the the horse with the lady, and changed it to a padded Indian saddle with a blanket over it. I wrapped a blanket around her waist and then started to experiment with her hair.

Next I moved her horse back an inch and a half. This opened up the space between the head of her horse and the figure of the mountain man. Looked much better.
Sorry there were so few photo's today. Just had a rough creative day. It was hot to. Very hot. That makes the clay very soft and hard to work with.
Tomorrow is a new day though.