Fragile sleep

pink bedPrompted by the initial success of the plasticine model, I made another little bed…this time out of ‘real’ clay (white earthenware). It was bisque fired, the headboard was glazed, and the coverlet underglazed (parts of it wiped off to reveal the doily pattern pressed in the clay). The bed is about the same size as a pack of playing cards.

The bedstead isn’t as delicate or pretty as the plasticine model’s, and I forgot to fold the covers down on this one. I didn’t add rowlocks for oars, either, because clay ones seemed too chunky. I might make them out of brass wire and super-glue them on, adding oars of whittled balsa wood. Or I might just wait until I can make another bed, and follow the prototype more closely when I do?

Ohhh, I don’t know… *sigh*

A pointless little project—wonderful way to pass a few hours—yielding a sweet but fragile dust-gatherer…

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16 thoughts on “Fragile sleep

  1. Oh, but this is beautiful ~ and immensely inspiring, all the same♥
    All art created from the heart is of ineffable beauty and will always be, my friend.

    Thank you for sharing your light and do take care, too 🙂

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  2. This is the stuff of Wonderland and Make–Believe! Your Artists’ Child is alive and very healthy! What we all need more of now!

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  3. I JUST LOVE ALL YOUR STUFF AND IF I HAD HALF YOUR TALENT AND INSPIRATION I WOULD BE FOREVER JOYOUS! YOU’RE STUFF IS AWESOME!!!

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  4. No project of enjoyment is pointless. You have made Galeriaredelius think of a lovely story and I imagined a whole little house with bed for a mouse. No pointless…Priceless.

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  5. The way you made the photo, the bed makes me think of a boat, also without the oars. The blue background is like water, and the bed ready to leave its sweet, safe home, and sail away into the unknown. So there is a point in this “pointless” project.

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