While I sit and wait and wait for the rest of my lessons for Serenity, I’ve started a new class. This class is with Linda Hollerich, Essence of Seahorse. What a difference in teachers. Linda is always so prepared, engages with her students and encourages you to be your best.
Tomorrow I’ll be starting the next lesson, but this is where I’m at so far. We’re doing the head first and I always enjoy getting my hands into the clay. I wasn’t always that sure of clay work, but I’ve given over to it and decided that I’ll let the clay speak to me and I’ll just do what it says. I’ve also decided to set small time limits on how I work with clay at the different points of creating the figures, to stop myself from doing the hen picking thing that never ends well.
Here is where I’m at. I always seem to lean into masculine faces and am going to have to study this face and get Linda’s input as to what I need to do to make it more feminine. It’s probably such a simple trick that I’m needing to get the hang of. The three pieces at the back are not permanent yet, but I left them there for the pictures and so that I can check to see how things look. Sometimes you can get such a different view of your work by seeing it online and make changes where needed.
So without further delay… Here is my man/woman, androgynous character.