I had to remake the canopy on my sculpture, it just wasn’t up to scratch as I said before… so I remade the mould using a 4 inch drainage pipe and filled it with silicon which seemed to work well. It looks a little like an alien I know…
I was happy with the results, the shape was much better and, although I had a few bubbles to fill, the colour blending in the resin should fit better with the overall scheme.
I hope to finish some aspects of the base over the next week and will post some photos of that too.
In InWorldz the Mad Hatters Art Fest has been busy. Lots of live music events which have been very well attended.
This one, last night was Russell Eponym playing guitar and singing… a good night.
I know Jeri Rahja has been putting as lot of work into these art fests and there is another one due before a sort of summer recess .. “Express Yourself”… details to follow.
I got involved with Empire Avenue this week which is unusual for me as I normally shun games, but this one is a bit like Klout With Cash and it appeals to my old interest in stocks and shares. I’ve been enjoying it.
On the SL front..well, I haven’t been there for a while, it seems like Marketplace is still a mess… so nothing new there then…
I did read something very much worth passing on tho, thanks to someone’s Tweet, can’t remember who… it’s a quote from Ira Glass who is, apparently, a radio presenter. He may be good or bad, I have no idea, but what he has to say on this is sound..
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone had told me.
All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple of years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase; they quit.
Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.
Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you have to finish one piece. It’s only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take awhile. You just gotta fight your way through.”
Well, I thought it is always good to remember that there is a large difference between vision and technique…. The fact that I am my own harshest critic is because I have an inkling of my potential, but there’s no point being unrealistic.
Perfection is in the mind, not in the atomic world.
Matter is a tricky chap.