This year--more accurately, this month--I've sketched a few times while listening to music with my daughter or playing a game. Her games often require me to be in the room but I'm not allowed to do anything because I usually do the wrong thing. As long as my sketching can be interrupted when she wants me to move the ponies into a new position or watch her performance, I am allowed to bring a sketchbook to her room.
|I'm not sure a gear handle would be particularly comfortable|
Sketching is an important part of the process, but it always makes me itchy to start working. I'd like to make a couple mugs with embedded gears before June Art Fest, but there's a bit of work to do before I have enough room in my studio to work. I don't actually think that the work will get done before June 14, so the mugs will probably have to wait.
|I was using two colors because someone else required the purple pen part of the time|
|thinking more about balance this year--to avoid top-heavy sculptures|
|really, greasy, parts. there's probably a better way to clean them|
Now that the shelf is up, I can start moving some bike parts out of the main studio for storage. I hadn't moved them out beforehand because I wanted to avoid the problem of cat pee soaked cardboard boxes filled with greasy bike parts and spiders. I think I've addressed the cardboard and the cat pee. I spent some time this week cleaning the dirtiest, greasiest bike parts, but there's quite a bit of work still do to. I don't have a plan for preventing the spiders from taking up residence, but spiders are easier to manage without the cat pee and grease, I think.
|semi-clean small round bike parts (we sort by shape and size here at chez-I-don't-know-the-names-of-these-parts)|