hmmm – well, i’m pretty happy with myself for staying mostly focused on doing the sculpt a month for this long — so i guess i’m not too upset that i totally didn’t work on the dragon/snake lady at all this week – and worked on the watcher in the corner instead.
i know it sounds silly, but there has been a sense of a presence watching while i sculpted the dragon lady — nothing scary or strange, just the knowledge that there was someone there kind of shyly watching. so she got formed from clay this week —-
working on her got me thinking about my experiences with a friend who is an incredible artist, combined with a true performer’s soul who can spin a story to captivate her audience thru speech, drawing and sculpting. Me – on a good day i don’t stutter or drool too badly when strangers want to talk to me. Or heavens above – when an artist I admire speaks to me? hopeless. I just can’t string 2 words together.
so when i sensed this little person standing in the corner watching the elegant snake lady perform – I realized it was like me watching my friend enspell any group of artists she meets, or like me in the workshops, watching the artists I admire so much, but can’t talk to.
kind of felt nice, or comfortable to sculpt her.
wish i could do better detail in this paperclay — i think i want to find a tiny bladed but strong knife to work with….
she is about 10″ to the top of her head.