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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #42: Creativity – Ceramic art

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.

 

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Guest Blogger – Transmogrify

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.

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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.

Thank you!  Rhyme in Time.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Dolphins

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Weekly Photo Challenge:Transmogrify