Post by KittyBubbletea on Oct 18, 2015 5:44:24 GMT -8
It amazes me to see the beginnings of an artist's work — on their kitchen table. Often times we only see the finished product. There's this layer of mystery to it, like how they they make it? You read that dolls were sculpted, but to see the less-than-smooth original parts being fine-tuned is just awesome to me! I'm grateful to all the artists who share all aspects of their craft with us. And, I respect their bravery in putting their less-than-perfect attempts out there for feedback and criticism and inspiration to the rest of us. So thanks for sharing dollepoch. Keep practicing patience! :-)
Post by EarthShine Doll on Oct 18, 2015 20:52:54 GMT -8
Thank you so much kittybubbletea! Thank you for your nice words and I'm glad you are enjoying the "behind the scenes" of my chaotic kitchen table! One day I will have a proper work space! I too enjoying seeing all the in progress pictures from other artists. For me personally it's inspirational and also comforting knowing that everyone else starts with wonky eyes and uneven legs at first. It puts the human factor back in the creative process. It's extremely easy to get down on yourself when you compare your start to other artist's finished products. So it's nice to see a little of the madness behind the masterpiece! Also yes, uugh, so much patience! I ended up buying a used kiln(my prior kiln plans didn't work out)It's getting set up this week(fingers crossed that it works well!)So if all goes well I should FINALLY have a finished doll! I am pretty sure I will throw a party, hehe!
Post by EarthShine Doll on Oct 22, 2015 12:26:29 GMT -8
Thank you all! Here's a look into my day earlier. Kiln time! Yay! This is right when I put them in this morning, now I'm letting them cool slowly. I'll get to see how everything turned out tomorrow. Hopefully nothing blew up! Soft firing greenware by Doll Epoch, on Flickr