Under lock and key and bubble wrap
There's always one uncompleted piece that steps into the New Year with me.
Usually I close up the studio from mid-November to February. It isn't a time of quiet contemplation around here. Try as I might, it just gets a bit non-clay hectic in the winter months. Working in clay. Well, you know. It just can't be rushed. And with a little sigh and apology to this last uncompleted piece with a rusty key, it was bubble-wrapped and shelved with promises of meeting in 2013.
I sneaked a peek. There she was looking very contemplative. Waiting. I couldn't help myself. I quickly did her face. Hmm. I guess there's time....I can lock up the studio later.....