Over the weekend, Mike and I have worked so hard on our ceramic works. We threw pots on the wheel, turned, and decorated bisque fired items. After finishing the most of the works planned, I started decorating a figure that I wanted to enter to a competition for amateurs in Sunday late morning. I thought it would take three hours to decorate it, and I wanted to finish to watch an England rugby match in Six Nations.
|On the 22nd Feb.|
By night, I gathered myself and decided to make something else for the competition. It is not possible to make same figure due to time restraint. I would have only one day to make. I squeezed my brain, but because of the shock, nothing came out. About nigh o'clock at night, I finally decided to make a female bust, similar to which I have made last week.
|Bisque fired- I liked this bottom!|
After a breakfast, I started working like an obsessed woman. I told him that I will not check on my work today, just work through until I finish when he left for a work. When Mike came home for a lunch, he said to me later that he hadn’t thought that I would be able to finish it in time. But I did, just in time. I took the bust to the ceramic course in the evening, touched up some details, and added some more detail -I hope the new added part won't crack during drying! I have worked for about 13 hours continuously except for brisk dog walks and a short lunch break.
This morning, I woke up as usual, but felt tired. But I went back to work at 8:30 as usual. Strange enough, by the lunch time, I was recovered enough to work through the business news which I had to catch up with. Probably the part of the brain I use for ceramics is different from the part of that I use for my work, so I could rest the creative part while I use the logical part. That's my understanding, anyway. Nonetheless, my back is in pain. You see, I use same spine for creativity and logical work!