Friday, July 2, 2010

Lovely Bones Part I

Last summer I took Hand building. During this time my father became very ill and I left all of my pieces to collect dust. After a long intermission from taking ceramics a friend and I went to move "Lovely Bones" and it broke in half. The piece was 75 lbs and was one of my first projects. I am now finishing up my second session of hand building and decided to take it off of the shelf and do something with it. With that being said, I applied Toshiku white glaze. I am eager to see the finished product.

It means more to me now than it did before. It is the end of era in my life. Last summer, when I attended my class it was a way for me to escape. Even if for a moment--I waited for some form of peace and I watched my fathers bones deteriorate and his health. "Bones" is an awakening. An opening and a closing to some of the pain during that moment in my life. Follow your heart...wherever it may take you.

Until Later...

Music and Its Infinite Wisdom (Tarika Blue: Dreamflower)

Its amazing how this song can invoke such emotion from with just the intro. As I sit in a Cosi in University I decide how I am going to take over the world. It has been a long time since I wrote a blog entry--however I haven't stopped composin' and creatin'. Art finds a way to soothe my nerves and ease my fears. E. Badu sampled this song for Didn's cha know and without fail the original seems to take me into a space that makes me want to get in my car and go on an adventure. Enjoy the ride...