The reason I am
focused on the LEXX characters is because I'm following my
bliss. I know that out of 400 plus list members there's got to
be a couple who would enjoy similar things to me and there are
and of that I'm tickled.
Two of my big time Leo girlfriends,
DebJean and Donna in MT, are "blah" about LEXX and
that don't make them love me less, nor me them, they are
following their own bliss and can share the Harry Potter magic
with us all and it's all good.
It's not the
content, it's the technique that is important for me to share.
Toss the content
out. Boil it down to the technique, do they work? Does using
leaf shaped kemper tools make easier muscles? This is the meat
of the matter. LOL, all puns intended. Whether it's Kai or
Theodore Roosevelt it makes no matter with regard to
technique. Just that I'd get bummed if I had to share
technique using content that BOOOORRRREEEEDDDDD me.
For those who aren't
into SciFi, I'll call out for Short Order Claying,
Audrey that quick gal got her eyecandy of the making of a
cane and having the Day of the Dead theme. So don't
be shy folks if you have a Short Order Claying request.
I'll take time out of the scheduled programming to do special
requests. I'm easy that way.
there must be some sighing and rolling their eyes for the LEXX
Saturday marathon there were MerMaids, new stuff and
So does it bother
me that some like LEXX and some don't....not a bit.
Diversity and following your individual creative vision
is what I've been harping on from the beginning of this list.
What do YOU want
to make? What means something to YOU? Those sort of questions
to the self are imperative to answer before unwrapping
that first 2 ounce bar of plasticisers, color and filler. You are
the center of your own universe. Seek out and find the images,
colors, designs, that are important to you. I can't say this
For me, it's
easier to stay on track with a long, segmented, detailed, lesson
plan on a subject like sculpting bodies and faces if I'm
interested in the characters I'm working on. By having real
actors to fashion the faces you can see if it can be done, if
so then how? Building a story around the technique
allows me little commercial breaks from simply
showing...do this do that. I know when I check out how-to web
lessons I suffer from the severe lack of goofy shit. LOL I
swear I do, I need a belly laugh, often and regular. I like
conflict and drama in stories, so why not create these
tensions within a clay lesson? The little dramas are
my reward for planning, shooting, processing, posting and
explaining these techniques. It's like...work is done now
let's get silly. tippytappitytiptip.... LOL
The big questions
are, do the techniques work? Do they save you time? Can they
be repeated easily? Will you remember them? I think you will,
where else can you see that it's as easy as standing on your
Content is just
the vehicle for technique.
Seriously folks, I'll
tell ya something I've just realized, since my surgery, post
op amnesia, forced inactivity, subsequent flu, I came to the
worktable a changed clayer. I realized life is short, can be
gone in a blink of an eye, and if that's so then I have to
follow my bliss. I have to use the content that pleases my
heart the most. For each day I feel is a gift to me now. I
have a renewed respect for my creative time and I learned I
had to love me, first, when it came to what I make. The
content has to be my sweetest muse to carry me through the
sharing of technique. That and the Montessori method of
claying, when you're done with a tool put it away, clean up
after each project, don't make yourself crazier than you
already are by getting in your own way with disorganized work
habits. In that way I've changed, big time.