Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Joy 3/82: My Bench
Not having a plan worried me for awhile but I remembered the intuitive painting class I took with Stewart Cubley http://www.processarts.com/ many years ago and decided to use the same process with the bench. So that's what I'm doing, taking one step at a time, following my feelings about what wants to come next and it is joyful. It amazes me that I enjoy this so much because it is slow and painstakingly detailed. But, yesterday I spent about six hours on it and had to drag myself away when company arrived. The hours just float away as I play with the brightly colored bits of glass and tile, cutting hundreds of tiny shards to fit together just so. It's sort of like working a jig saw puzzle where you don't have the picture and you have to make all the pieces by hand.
I'm a fast-paced person and like most people in today's world, a multi-tasker. It's proving to be very peaceful and satisfying to do something that has to be done slowly and carefully and requires my full attention. Here's a detail shot of the work in progress.