What I do: carve stone, write trashy novels,
and reblog whatever my eyeholes and brainpan tell me to. Which means that someties it's NSFW.
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new stone… white soapstone. I’ve done about 5 mins work on it, it pretty much came like you see it. I have to confess that I didn’t *see* it when I bought it, but noticed the shape only after I got it home. But I have to go with it, I mean, it’s a gimme, forchrissakes! two issues, though: It’s going to be more of a bas relief, I think I’ll pretty much leave the back and sides as they are, and the whammy- I’m working with a fault line, which means if I’m not careful…….
ed: did I say soapstone? Yeah, no I think it’s alabaster.
getting better, now to trim out the outside again. If you look carefully, you can see the intended cut lines.
By the way, in case I didn’t mention it before, this is (of course) happening in real time, and I do not work with power tools. The tools placed next to the piece are the ones primarily used for that step. I’m actually getting a lot out of viewing the piece this way, like looking at a work in a mirror, re-framing helps you see the thing as a whole…
so, here’s the thing…. I started to carve out the pistil and thought I would give it a little curvature or something… you know, just for the hell of it… ended up looking like nothing more (or less) than a flaccid penis lovingly presented on a head of lettuce.
not that there’s anything wrong with flaccid penises lovingly presented, mind you, just that this was not what I had in mind…. so I straightened it out. Now, it looks like a sea cucumber wrapped in a baby blanket.
obviously, I’m going through one of those “I hate it” phases….