Not too long ago, I pulled an all nighter. This was my first all nighter in a very long time.
What could keep me up all night? Was it a keg party? A restless amourous partner? Loud neighbours? Or perhaps the flashing lights of an alien space craft flashing morse code in my window spelling ‘Surrender Cheesecake’.
None of those answers would be correct.
I was up all night working on a sculpture, and I was in the flow of pure creativity. I am sure one day quantum physics will discover that time is not perceived in this state. But until then, here are some images of what kept me up all night:
This sculpture was inspired by a piece I did earlier in the week.
Both of these pieces had their own challenges in creating them, but the second piece was far more delicate. My next step is to get these two pieces through a bisque firing. If they survive that, then I will move on to glazing.
I do not think I will raku fire the piece that kept me up all night, for it will certainly break in the process. The first piece may survive raku, so I am willing to roll the dice and try.
Do you ever stay up all night writing, painting, sculpting or in some other creative pursuit? Or what keeps you up at night?
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