Time consuming, but sweet stress relief...carving waxes while wearing my head lamp because there's never enough light (is that the sign my eyes are getting old?). 😂 Somehow when I do wax carving, I make a huge mess and need to take up a whole table with all my stuff.
Today was really good. So happy and inspired after my one on one class with a local artist/professor. She mostly works with organic forms and antiques—so different and inspiring. She's also designing and making weapons, which is so cool. It was fun to look at her boxes of castings and molds...little bits and pieces of ideas. I like to think and work by an additive process (rather than purely subtractive) and being taught ways to do sculpture in this way I naturally think and work is so encouraging...it gave me so much renewed happiness for this medium. It's also enriching to be able to watch someone else work and learn tricks and tips that have taken years to discover, learn, and hone (it's invaluable). For example, she had this homemade eraser/needle tool for burnishing wax details that was so simple (yet I never would've thought to make something like that).
It was a good day, and as I file down a form to try to render a light dream, I am left hoping tomorrow I can get right back to it. Of course life often happens instead.
I'm trying to save weekends for textiles and wax carving/personal projects...it never seems to happen that way, but something to try for 🙏🏼💛