Since I posted Game of Chance on the previous post, I've added a bit to it (but the camera is on it's way to school with Nils today so I'll have to photo it later).
I came to the realization that even though I have loads of metal things that I have collected, I seldom use them. I also realized that much of what I have collected are really heavy metal things, which will just not work in the art I do. So, in my usual state of clean and purge which is amplified by the first signs of spring, I packed up boxes and buckets of very cool, but very weighty metal bits and sent them off to school with Nils. Some of the students who do very large pieces or metal sculpture will love them, and I no longer have to look at them sitting here unused.
At the same time, I committed to at least trying to use some of my smaller metal pieces...like cool metal bits from the old fashioned adding machine Kim gave me and Jake disassembled. I decided that if I find I really don't use them, off they go to a new home too. As a consequence, I added a bit to the Game of Chance (honest, I'll have a picture next time). I think it made it a more interesting and mysterious piece by adding a metal piece with a spring and a couple wires.
I've been doing a lot of cleaning and purging, and find it a great creative exercise. Not only do I find things I had forgotten I had, but some that I had disregarded as sort of uninteresting before have suddenly become the exact piece that I need right now!
Here's another new one. I'm not sure there still isn't something that needs added, but here is where I am right now with it.
First 2 crocus are in bloom and more and more of the daffodils are budded! I LOVE spring!! (Sorry to all of you who are still buried in snow. Stay safe and warm).
Oh, I'll get a picture of the giveaway packet for this month for you too.
Oaxaca in December
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