Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What To Do When Your Muse Leaves

Ok, the ever-wonderful Carolyn Good has found the answer to this question!!  You know how you just wanna go play with your clay but you have no *oomph* and nothing in mind to make but you just wanna do SOMETHING?  Well, Carolyn's Color System toot [how the Hunnibunni spells it  :D] is the PERFECT answer!

I bought her toot a while ago and had some (ok, I admit it) problems grasping the idea.  I can almost remember when I was smart.  Can't think when I started getting dumber than rocks.  :(  But, I digress....

Anyway, one day I decided I would make color mixes.  Yep... I have bought many and tried many and the mere thought of yet another color mixing toot made my Last Remaining Brain Cell start quivering in fear.  But, I bravely got out all my clay.  See mess below:

Undaunted, I dove in.  Now, a collective "AWWWWW, POOR Carolyn" here, if you please.  The long-suffering woman had to put up with frantic emails because my LRBC just couldn't *get* it.  Then, it dawned and the light shone brightly.  My LRBC was happy.  I figured it out then wondered how it could have seemed like a hard thing.  Jeez.  There is no help for me, yanno?  And poor Carolyn.  Her halo is shiny!  Not once did she tell me to take the proverbial hike.  Not a single time did she tell me to take a long walk off a short pier.  What a girl!

So, for the first time I had a roaring good time making new colors.  It was just the perfect thing to do when I wanted to make something but didn't have anything in mind.  I got to play with my clay, make gorgeous color combinations and not have to produce a finished product to sell.  Therapy for clayers.  :D

So, here are some of the fun things I made with my new colors!



And check out those fun tube beads.  Carolyn strikes again!  :)  These are from her texture toot.  So, go visit her blog at www.2goodclaymates.blogspot.com  I also got her brand new bargello toot but haven't got to play with it yet.

I LOVE this color system.  You can make all these fabulous colors and it just really rejuvenates the old brain-dead muse.  Even my LRBC is feeling perkier!  :D

10 comments:

Sandy's Creations in Clay said...

As Cindi Lauper put it ~ "Girls just want to have Fun" and it looks like you did with Carolyn's toot. You created some really beautiful colors Moe!

LadySaotome said...

Very purtiful beads! Love the colors!

2 Good Claymates said...

Hey Moe! I love the beads you made! Great stuff! And your desk doesn't even look that messy! lol!

Hey, anytime you want to chat with or without questions, it is always great to hear from you!

Thanks also for the kind words. Oh, and by the looks of things, I'm sure you have a few more than just the one LRBC!

MoeArt said...

Fuuu--uuuunnnnn! :D I did have good (excuse the pun) fun with this! xoxoxo, Sandy mommy!

MoeArt said...

Thanks, Kat! :)

MoeArt said...

Nope, it's official. Only one LRBC. Sigh.... I sure had a good (oops) time murdering all the rest off, tho. :D

ColsCreations said...

Aw, look at those perfect two-tone swirls. And you made BLUE. Hah! You really must have been having fun. ;)

MoeArt said...

I was making blue because...Hmm, I don't KNOW why I was. It's all Carolyn's fault! Yeah. That's the answer. ;D Heh.heh...........

Melobeau said...

Let's hear it for Carolyn and her tute of many colors and for Moe who mastered it and had fun! I especially LOVE the shiny blue cabs. What is this with blue? Interesting, when my muse deserts me I also make color samples.

Anonymous said...

Hello Moe, I am new to your blog but just wanted to let you know that hte lovely Carolyn donated the instructions from her Colour "Toots" to a group of ladies in Nepal who are making polymer jewellery to earn an income. It was hard before we had the tutorial, developing a common language of colour and getting consistency, but now...too easy! She's a a darling indeed. Loved your post and your spirit of adventure and fun! Wendy Moore www.afterthemonsoon.com
www.acolourfuljourney.com