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Let go of your stress while playing around with clay.
That’s what I did today with this sculpture of a Giant’s face.
Clay is intuitive, it feels good in the hands, and there’s no pressure if you never intend to keep it as a permanent sculpture. If life is stressing you out, grab some wet clay and have fun with it. 🙂
This is not a tutorial, obviously. I just needed some DIY art therapy, and decided to turn on the camera while I threw some clay around. 🙂
Links for stuff mentioned in the video:
- I used my sculpting form to get started, but if you’re looking for even easier ideas be sure to check out my book called Fast Faces: Unleash Your Creativity With a Friendly Lump of Clay, available on Amazon.com here:
- If you’d like to use my face sculpting form, you can find it here.
- For that super-easy stand that I made to hold up the clay.
- The Giants book that I’m using for inspiration. It looks like it’s currently out of print, but you might be able to get a used copy.
- WED clay
Clay from your local pottery supply store is fun to work with, too – and it’s a lot less expensive.
- Check out my sculpting patterns for paper mache here.
Update: During another play-time with clay, I created a face that I’m calling an Ogre, and I even made a pattern for it. I don’t know why anyone would need one, but if you’re in a bad mood and you want everyone to know about it, check out the Ogre mask pattern here. 🙂
When I get a few more hours to play around, I’ll fix the forms on the Giant’s head, make him look a little less menacing, and add his helmet. That nose is bugging me, too – and he needs some curls in his beard.
Do you have a special way to use art as a way to let go of the world for a little while? Any tips for us? Let us know in the comments below. 🙂