Saturday, April 14, 2012

A little sketchy

Before I get on the wheel, I like to make sketches of various pottery shapes. It helps me make up my fuzzy little mind what direction I want to go... tall, squat, narrow, wide, etc.  Results can become a mess instead of a pot if I change my mind mid-session. However, I find it very odd that my best sketches are done on the backs of envelopes or scrap pieces of paper. At least I don't use napkins. I understand the best ideas have been scribbled on napkins and slightly used ones at that! It's a shame though, because I have some really nice journals that could use some filling, but the spontaneous sketches never seem to wind up in there unless I tape them in!

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