Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Before and After

As it turns out, my bisque firing was a success. The glaze stuck to my pots and went through the Cone 10 firing successfully, and some of the pieces are now on sale in my Etsy shop. Although now that I am looking at the two pots next to each other, there is something sweet and innocent about it being in white. Hmmm... something I will have to explore.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Art of Art

I have wanted to make tribute to this person ever since I returned from Paris. I do not know his name, but he made such an impact on me during my visit to the Louvre. When I lived in N.Y. it was pretty common to see artists doing reproductions of master’s works, painting away for hours, but at the Louvre they were everywhere. I have always wanted to be one of those people, but as luck would have it, never had the time. It always put a smile on my face when I saw people work, but this was astounding. I watched him for at least twenty minutes and was completely in awe of the insane amount of detail as well as the fact that his copy looked exactly like the original. I loved him and that painting that day. His amazing talent, dedication and PATIENCE! So this makes me wonder how many people go through life, unassumingly making a difference in someone’s life without ever knowing it…
After my husband pulled me away, we went to see” the painting”…the Mona Lisa. That was as close as I got. A little disappointing I know, but it was magical.