Two eyes at work. One is watching an episode of “Mad Men” while the other one is setting up this entry. I am tempted to gossip about Peter Campbell but I should stay focused and babble about my clay experience.
If feels like the last time I put hands on this stuff was 9400 BC. I gave it another try simply because the package said “ready-to-use-water-based-modelling-clay” and “air-drying”. No baking. They even had clay for the microwave. Sounded as though even I could do it.
It took a couple of attempts before it started to look like a bird instead of a squeezed alien. Tools were a toothpick and my hands. I stored the rest of the clay in the fridge, next to the green pepper and my polaroid films. That´s all there will be for dinner if I don´t go grocery shopping soon.
I let the owl dry for 2 days before I used sandpaper to soften the rough parts. Acrylics afterwards and varnish on top. End of story.
And why birds, again? I might be a little obsessed but it´s also because they are easier to do since you do not necessarily need to add legs or feet to recognize them.
If you want to see the bird trio in the background less blurry click here.