Monday, February 1, 2010

New Creations and Stuff

The other day I started writing this post, then saved it as a draft and have just now come back to finish it off with pics etc and some how I've managed to delete the entire thing!!!! NOOooooooooo.......

I'll try to remember what I wrote, and I'm sure it was scintillating and extremely articulate as I am prone to doing... it went something like this..... perhaps a little more descriptive :-)

Been a long time since I've made time to update the blog, bought some stuff, made some stuff... sold some stuff :-)

I bought a new car!!! Yay!! Got a new flash black one.. the yellow one had to go after nearly 8 long and eventful years of faithful service....


I'm currently a little too in love with the new beasty. But I'm told it will pass.

I made a few commissioned pieces which turned out quite nicely and have had really positive feedback, which satisfies the tortured and oft way too critical artist in me. They were something new and have started me thinking, thinking....

Here, I've made the picture nice and big so you can read the text.

Ubuntu is an African word, which has been described as "too beautiful to translate into English". The essence of Ubuntu is that "a person is a person through other people". It describes humanity as "being-with-others" and prescribes what "being-with-others" should be all about.

Virtus et Honor - Latin - strength and honour : and on the back (not pictured) Mon Ami - French - my friend

Nossa Tia - Portuguese - Our auntie : on the back has a special inscription from the givers to their special Auntie.

Je t'aime - French - I love you

Ti amo - Italian - Love you

The last two pieces (Je t'aime and ti amo) are bits I made for fun and also to practice using my own handwriting in the clay prior to drying and firing. It is easier than I thought.. thankfully... Fortunately I wasn't looking for perfection in my script.

I'm going to make some more rings with words on them over the weekend. I like that a bunch of them can be strung on a chain, to jangle around ones neck.

Ciao for now!

1 comment:

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