The theme for the week’s Photo Challenge from Anne-Christine is “Creativity.”
Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something new or somehow valuable – inventiveness. The created item may be an idea, a scientific theory, or even a joke; or a physical object, maybe a new invention, a literary work – or a painting. – Anne Christine.
I shared my watercolor painting before. Today I want to share my other hobby – ceramic painting.
My first ceramic piece was a free-handed project made with clay. I took a ceramic painting class as part of the Child Development program at California State University, Los Angeles. The students were to create any projects from a block of clay, then painted and glazed them. The professor then put them in the 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit kilt to fire them.
I was pregnant with my daughter at the time and wanted to make something for my daughter. The idea of a nightlight came to my mind. Making a whale with holes from the blowhole, eyes and mouth gradually materialized. A light bulb holder is at the bottom to hold the light shining through the holes.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify
Rhyme in Time wrote a poem to go with the ceramic dolphin I painted. She is a wonderful poet and writer. Please visit her blog.
With kicking thrust from water’s sheen erupt
A pair of piscine travelers abrupt;
In glistening graceful arcs before our eye,
These fellow mammals calm transmogrify.
They chirp a complex greeting to our cheers
Before again the liquid air they sheer.
Now bubbles and a gentle rolling swell
Are all that’s left their giddy whirl to tell.
Dolphins are adorable animals. When we went to North Carolina. My husband went diving. On our way to the outer ocean. A school of dolphins came by. All the guys jumped in and swam with the dolphins. I had a chance to catch a few shots.
I took a ceramic class with my daughter. This was one of the ceramic pieces I painted. Since I love dolphins, it was just natural that it was among the first pieces I pained.
I have several categories of collection. Again, dolphins are among them. This glass dolphin is one of my collections. I put lights under and around them so the light shines through the glass.
Weekly Photo Challenge:Transmogrify
A whale made with clay,
Blowhole, eyes, mouth,
Nightlight shines through.
For my baby daughter
I created, with love.
Daily Prompt: Original
– Photo by Miriam Hurdle