Messy and chaotic, my work area looks incomprehensible. I know the labor required to create and I just dove into my next project with gusto. There are still so many things to figure out about my technique and it takes getting in there and making mistakes over and over again before I refine what I am doing and the end products start to appear.
In this case the Butterflies are starting to emerge from the primal goo.
They are still a little shakey. Some of the things they had to go thru were a little scary for awhile. I put too much stucco in one of the bodies and it tipped over and I had to think quick to keep it alive but this morning it had all hardened and they all three took off.
They have a long way to go to become beautiful and finished. The hope and happiness are there and that makes all the difference. I actually have a place to display and share my work now and that is exciting too. Making something is a wonderful rush but sharing that power is the other part of creation.
There is a micro brewery in our little town that makes incredible beer. I know they are cramped for space and trying to make a nice beer garden in back of the bar and brewery but it is pretty rough now. Last time I was there the plants were dying and the garden was hot and creepy.
I wrote them an email and put in my stucco website.
I got an encouraging email back thanking me for my interest and telling me that they needed my "magic". It is so exciting to have a gig, a place to share what I do and momentum. I am going to make that beer garden so awesome with my fire sculptures and butterflies that the people who come to sample the incredible beers will see some new art and be able to relax a bit in a fantasy land of my creation.
It is all pretty rough now and I hope I never lose that quality. I like to live on the edge and watch things grow. It is messy but never dull.