I am good at this.

I had some left over paint and painted. Painitng all of these ceramic pieces takes me back to high school cermaics class. My coiled pot was featured in the yearbook and in the library display case. But the experience of making this pot is what matters to me the most. I remember creating with a flow that led to goodness. I didn’t need anyone to tell me how good it was. I just knew. There was this feeling of, I’m good at this. I should do more.

Here’s to more work. There is only make. It’s the true nature of play. Let’s see what I cam come up with. I should look at more of my old work. I am a creative. I always will be.

Ceramic Pot With Acrylic

Why am I exploring culture? The more I do, the more I feel connected to the world. I’ve admired it always, especially when I’ve gone to Mexico or San Diego. Along the highway, on my road trip I saw the Colorado Mountains and the Pennsylvania’s sign. Welcome to happiness is a great title for this book. Nature along with the people, what a great idea. For this project I’m going to bulid a collection on pinterest, learn and paint what catches my eye. I don’t know how I will organize this or what I’m painting but it’s going to be good.

Note to self:

Stop judging your skils and your work. Paint. Explore color and see what happens. Let the vase be slanted. Practice your drawing and PAINT. Explore. Watering down acrylic makes for good ceramic glazing textures. Instead of going from culture to culture paint what catches your eye.

If you are painting ceramics, think about what story you want to tell? Reminds me of a Egyptian vase? Oh.

Materials I used are acrylic paint, round brushes in sizes 1 and 7

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Ceramics with Watercolor

I’ve been looking at a few referece photos of Mexicos ceramics. This video showcases the colors, patterns and animals found in a variety of ceramics. Ceramics have been around for over 3,000 years. In Old town San Diego there’s a ceramic shop. Near the town is Bazaar Del Mundo. The patterns and color are really connected with nature. Here’s some sketches I did some months ago to test my ideas and skills. Pretty good.

I painted the plate pattern. I like the color. As I look at my sketches I see that I’ll benefit from beginning with simple deisgns.

Today’s task is to paint a pot. Using the inspiration from the video I’ll create a pot with a design that incorporates my love of nature. I should try to make a pot from clay? Maybe.

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