Sometimes, the idea in the head and the realisation of it in the wood doesn't quite come off....and this is certainly the case with this week's video...
I'm not too keen on it; though I do like the individual elements, the overall look leaves me underwhelmed. However, the videos I make are almost all first efforts at something, so in keeping with this, I decided I would post this on YouTube anyway. I will be having another go but I hope it will come out much better than this one did. It says something if people prefer the back of it to the front!
The blues are my favourite part. I do like the yellow textured section, but they don't work very well as a bowl - partly because the design is too messy and not well-executed. Partly because the edge of the bowl is broken up by the texturing. If I had thought about it a bit more, it might not have been a bowl at all, but I've not made any 'art' pieces purely for display....yet. This could be the direction to go with this technique, but I think I'd need to up my artistic skills to pull something like this off. Oddly, I did think it would have been better without any colour - but that was only a passing thought!
Still, it has had some encouraging comments and as I make the videos to share ideas and hopefully prompt others to have a go, my efforts weren't entirely wasted. It was also reassuring to see that it got a thumbs down from someone - most of my videos do get one thumb down...I'm beginning to wonder if it's the same person??
Well enough speculating about that - I need to get ready for a club demo night on Thursday next week and get some practice done in the shed ready for it. It won't be a mutant starfish fossil platter!
Keeping sane and finding creative expression in a piece of spinning wood