Amazing what a little dramatic lighting can do…. these marbles were going to be called something like “an assortment of some of the ugliest marbles I’ve ever made”… HOWEVER…. the angle of the flash seems to have caught some of them in a way that makes them very interesting to me…. too bad they’re not always this sparkly when holding them in my hand in real life…. you can click on the picture to see a close-up, if you like.
I’m still expecting at least 3 more of them to fall apart at any given moment. I did not do a great job of annealing them and there are a whole lot of stress fractures in these that are just waiting to explode. But it’s nice to have now used the little kiln (not the one that needs reqiring – the big kiln is still unusable) twice and not be as afraid of burning down my garage 😉
Next steps: Use fewer colors and pick the ones i *do* use more carefully. Several of these just look “muddy”.
OK… so this post might be a little bit cheating…. it’s from *last* year, but I’ve been away from home and largely away from art supplies for the past week…. I made one of these…. can you guess which one? Others were made by 11frogs, Live without regrets, Leigha’s mom, and Nick….
Peep UFO and alien!
Peep-zilla’s demise in the microwave…
In case you were wondering…. no, I haven’t turned in to one of those conceptual art people who fill the MFA programs these days…. I’m vaguely, occasionally working on ways to make it look like I might be conceptual without actually putting too much thought/effort in to it…. or perhaps making a little fun of the folks who try so hard to be obscure/deep/whatever…. check it out: All of those titles for my most recent prints were found by hitting the “Random Search” button on wikipedia 🙂 rockin’! There’s only one that I changed because I thought the idea of a “freetrog” was much more interesting than a “treefrog” (no offense to any frog loving people who I know read this blog 😉
Here are links to the articles, in case you are bored & want to read more about them:
- White Guard
- Lemon ice box pie
- Hispaniolan Giant Treefrog
- Sheffield urban area