I love weddings; especially I love it when people come and buy their wedding gifts from my studio!
Fat Birds seem to be popular, and I seem to be running out.
This couple found a new home this weekend; I am not sure if I’ll be making any more. It is funny how you, as an artist, tend to look for expansion; for new adventures. But at the same time, you are defined by the products and concepts you made in the past; storylines that people still associate with you.
I love my Fat Birds, and I used to feel as snug and as safe as one of them. But the last time I tried to make a Fat Bird sculpture, a few months back, I ended up having to pour myself a very stiff whiskey, (and in the middle of the afternoon!) in order to calm down enough to walk back in to the studio and scrape the remaining clay off the wall.
I am not singing the songs of contentment any more. It is difficult to go on creating old favourites, not the least because the dream I had when I first started to make the Fat Birds is so different from the song I am currently singing.
Perhaps there will come a day when I actually feel good again. Until then, there will be some very odd stuff coming out of my studio.