Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Today is a Much Better Day!

And it came to pass. Yes, yesterday has passed and today is a better day. I'm watching "America's Got Talent," and looking at my bills. Somehow, in this moment, it's much more important to watch TV than it is to pay my bills at this time. Can't get away without paying bills, so I have to do that tonight. Tomorrow is a busy day. I have to go to a meeting about Civic Fest, so I need to live in this moment. I need to pay bills. I need to quit watching TV. Oh, good, the show is over. I had better go and pay bills. Before I go, I have to show you a hand I made. I don't work off mandrel very often, but I did on this one. It was my first time. Other than the ugly color and bright, contrasting frit, I think it's pretty good. I sent a copy of the photo to Bernadette Fuentes. She's the one who said I needed to make a hand. The first 3 I made were more like the 4 fingered hands of cartoon figures. This one, in spite of the colors, really looks like a human hand. Now, don't laugh. Here it is. I don't think Bernadette has anything to worry about. I'm not competition, but it was a great learning experience. Oh, I haven't heard back from Bernadette. I know she'll be kind, but she knows, I'm no competition. More to come later.


Linda said...

Hi There! I just found you blog and love it! I'm a BIG fan of americas got talent too....I did fall asleep however since the night before my husband kept me awake with his snoring!!!!

The hand you made is outstanding! It looks like it is gently cuped, ready to hold something. Great job!!

Oh, and bills. I'm also a teacher and go without a paycheck over the summer......I hate bills right now too. :)

Deb said...

That's a way cool hand Ms M. I'm liking it a lot - so stop selling yourself short Missy!

angelinabeadalina said...

Mallory, I like the way the fingers drape and curve-- you're right, it has a lifelike look to the shape.

P.S. I've been lucky enough to meet Bernadette in person, and "kind" is an excellent word to describe her :)

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

Nice job! I agree it is gently cupped and very good. It's like it should be holding a heart.

Hey, we all make a half dozen or SO wonkies before we start to get what we like. I keep them in a jar and twice a year my granddaughter goes through them and takes them home. She's 10 and kind too.

Studio Marcy - Marcy Lamberson said...

Mallory, I love this hand and I think you did a great job at it. Glad to hear that you have a bunch more too. There's nothing like practice to get better at something.