I decided to take a break and try to loosen myself up with art therapy play. Ha! My brain is racing with so many things it’s almost impossible to accomplish one task a day. So, this is what I did…
Way back in 2009 I took a workshop on playing with abstracts on claybord. I did it to push myself into a different world and found it to be fun. Needless to say I, like so many workshop participants, could see myself playing with this technique MORE! I purchased 4 more packs of claybord, golden products and alcohol ink. I was prepared only to let it sit unopened for 4 years.
Wednesday was my day to open a pristine pack of claybord! I worked the 4 squares initially as a whole. Straight and curved lines were laid down then I shifted the lot before laying down more marks. Keep turning and adding until I felt it was good.
Next, I carved into a square with a V gouge, added blobs of glass beads and fiber paste (fun play), then started layering color.
After a while, it looked like this
And then this
Not certain if it’s done but I’ve finished for today. The square below was from yesterdays posting and it certainly changed color (Partly due to taking the shot outside in the sunshine)
And the next square: I kind of like the fiber paste texture
Are they done yet? I have no idea. Knowing me, probably not. The 4th square hasn’t received any color yet but the palate will remain the same.
Maybe the next pack will receive a lighter treatment. It was fun to experiment with darker tones and something completely different.