It occurred to me the other day that we are well into July. This last weekend was a holiday weekend and the weeks preceding this past weekend accounted for the first weeks of my boy, the mini lark. It has been super busy and I have been having trouble keeping track of much of anything. That said, I realized that Picnic, which I will be showing in again this summer, is in a mere 6 weeks. I need to get my work together.
I have re-thought the way that I wish to finish my totems, what they mean to me, what their cosmology entails, etc, but now I really just need to make a slew of them. I would like to have at least a hundred miniature totems created for the Picnic festival. Last year I did quite well with them. I also wish to have a number of different jewelry options. I feel like people will enjoy having the totems as pendants as well.
Tonight I found myself in studio able to putz around a bit and I started working through these three totems. I am treating them all like pieces that work in the round. I think that it likens the work to a more complete stage. Here are the three that I was working on tonight.