I've become so desperate that I've taken to theft.
Sadly it's true.
I have an excuse though.
Stage I Panic.
Disregard all that.
I've been inspired!
First of all, that stack of bowls I need to glaze just got bigger as yesterday I took another seven out of the ole kiln that need to be glazed.
Then I loaded in another seven, which are coming out this morning.
So I got to thinking, hmmmmm, now I got like 29 bowls I need to get working on!
I need inspiration!
Well, I've been tooling around with this idea for some time, and I figured if la Vie Claire, and Toshiba and Look can do it, so can I:
The taping off is the time consuming part.
Okay, it's all time consuming, but the taping I've found is a bit tricky.
You have to fudge the lines a bit to make them appear straight in curve of the bowl.
Once you set down the tape, you can glaze the line.
I use the tape to get a nice clean line.
Let the glaze dry, peel the tape and voila!
The first one I did looks kind of goofy, the second one looks a little better.
Piet Mondrian took cubism to the extreme:
I believe the arrangement of the cubes actually represents something, I remember seeing a series of sketches showing how he deconstructed a tree, or maybe it was a cow, into cubist form.
I dig Mondrian for his use of color.
I also like working with the primaries; they make me happy.
This whole Mondrian thing started when I decided to do the bowls using only two or three colors each.
Then I figured I needed to bisect the colors with a black line to create more contrast, and once the black line came into play, so did ole Piet:
For now, I'm only doing the insides like this, the outsides are white and I'm going to try one in black.
Mondrian by the way, was also a member of De Stijl, a well known design group that included Mies van der Rohe, a dude who designed a famous chair.
I think I'm going to play with this for a dozen bowls or so, by then I should be tired of doing it, and I'll move on to something else I'm ripping off.
I mean inspired by.
It's also time to do another issue of them chain and tire coffee mugs, maybe I'll get on a couple of them today.
The weather was kinda lousy this past week, but looks like it's back to normal so hopefully I can hit the road later.
Maybe something original will hit me.
Like a brick.