That's how I'm feeling lately...focused. It started with the spoons I made after watching Diana's video on Creativebug, which led to a few scoops (Linda Fahey if you're reading this, I was inspired by your beautiful scoops, though mine are quite different!) I'm hoping to work on a few self footed platters today. I'm feeling mishima-ish...and finding that doing little bits of it isn't nearly as daunting or time consuming, especially if I combine it with paper resist. I've also settled on a few colours for this series of work, which clears my mind more than you can know!
Through all of this, I've come to realize that I think my preference in clay is handbuilding or a combination of throwing and altering my thrown pieces. I'm not sure I'm cut out for functional work, though the reason for that might just be that I haven't quite decided on what I love to do best. I'm guessing as well, that it's because I still have so much to learn and feel a little lost when my head says "make (insert something more complicated than I am capable of here)" and my hands say "what!!!!"
So here are some pictures of my spoons and scoops ready for bisque firing (red) and some more that I have decorated today (turquoise). These still need a little cleaning up and I've only finished the mishima on one. Should get them finished tomorrow.
I'm going to hop over to Mud Colony to check out what others have been up to in their studio this week! You should do the same!