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This is the story of the sculpting, breaking and repair of my St. Francis of Assisi sculpture and how it parallels my own spiritual transformation.
The Pregnant Virgin Mary by Sybil Archibald
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I have a feeling that my boat
has struck, down there in the depths,
against a great thing.
Clays are extraordinary, layered, crystal structures which have, built into them, what amounts almost to an innate tendency to evolve…Clay has plans.
-Lyall Watson, from An Introduction to »»
Oh Sweet Irrational Worship
Wind and a bobwhite
And the afternoon sun.
By ceasing to question the sun
I have become light,
Bird and wind.
My leaves sing.
I am earth, earth
All these lighted »»
I finally got this one fired:
Next post from the tropics!
I got a lot done in ceramics today. I glazed the second in my series of woman cracked open like eggs and finished the sculpting on the »»
Joyful for no reason,
I want to see beyond this existence.
You open your lips, laughing.
I think of a design for that opening.
-Rumi (trans Coleman Barks & John Moyne)
my life is mirrored in
a morning Glory.
–Arakida Moritake (1473-1549, member of the Shinto priesthood)
Making art is such an adventure. Yesterday at the etching studio I thought my »»
Halloween wore me out completely. Because of it, I’ve missed my etching studio time & my ceramics class. So what does an artist do when we »»
Today I finished the sculpting of my first cracked woman. This picture doesn’t really capture the piece well- especially the cracks. And, of course, glazing & »»