September 2016

Trees

So, this is the first AJE challenge I am participating in and it's about trees. For most of my life I've been fascinated by trees, especially the pods they produce and the texture of their bark.

 California Pepper Tree 

Here in San Diego we have quite a variety of trees, including palm trees which are actually more fibrous than woody. Textures abound-smooth and thorny.

New Idea Equals a Sleepless Night

A few days ago I received an unexpected surprise in the mail-a box of components made by two of my friends, Lesley Watt and Jenny Davies-Reavor. Some were made of ceramic, polymer clay and metal clay but the bronze metal clay goddess really spoke to me-loudly! Enough so that I couldn't sleep that night, creating in my mind.