I've been working on a new mug design. I dreamed about it last week and have been working on it through the week end. So far this has been the only save. I'm working on proportion, handle, and feet. In other words the whole kit and kaboodle. This has been a most enjoyable process. I'm considering various glaze ideas too.
These are little whisky or punch cups I have also been experimenting with. Since I learned how to do tripods I am putting them on anything that requires a foot!
I make them over barely blown up water balloons. The yellow and blue are ready to be removed; the red is obviously deflated. The two in front are in the finishing process. The rims need to be smoother, the feet refined. I always brush on a coat of slip made from my clay body. This gives me a smooth surface to work on; it also polishes nicely with a bit of chamois.
I sort of indulged myself in buying myself a new notebook. I don't really consider it an indulgence as I have become extremely tired of dealing with cheap notebooks with low quality paper. Strat 400, 80 lb. is a good all around surface which takes pencil, charcoal, aquarelle and others mediums extremely well. I know some like to 'draw' on computers and ipads, but for me nothing beats the feel of pencil or brush moving on the surface of the paper.
I initially wanted a little fancier cover and then realized I could do what I wanted with the cover to make it my own!
Sunny day today; yard work to be done.
As always, thanks for stopping by............*s*