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Here's a pic of me at Mt. Soledad over the weekend. I hadn't been in years. It is such a beautiful panoramic view of San Diego. By the way...I sewed the skirt myself and even dyed the fabric! Is 40 too old for a giant hair bow? LOL I actually don't care about such things. I remember awhile back someone on Facebook took the time to post about "woman who wear pj bottoms to Starbucks". It made me sad to read it and all the responses...so judgmental. Why does it matter what a woman wears to Starbucks?!? Who gets to decide all these "rules" about what kind of clothing makes a woman "acceptable". Wouldn't our energy be better spent working on accepting others and focusing on what really matters...kindness, respect, good manners, etc? Why do some people feel the need to pick apart others like that? A lot of people say it's what is on the inside that matters, well-if that's true then why are we hearing so much of this judgmental crap? Why do so few people practice not "judging a book by it's cover"? I could continue this rant all day, but that's not a good use of my time or energy. So...back to happy things!
Next on our list of things to catch up on...the sculpture!! I started this sculpture a few months ago. I recently finished the sculpting part of the project and am very pleased with the result!! The sculpture is made of paper mache with a couple of layers of a handmade "clay" over the top. I started with a clay recipe I found online, but ended up coming up with my own recipe to suit my needs. This was my first time trying this process. It was far more time consuming than I anticipated, but the result was well worth it. The sculpture is "life size", almost 3 feet tall and very solid. It weighs at least 25 lbs. I managed to get a nice smooth surface (which is what I wanted) but it took a lot of doing. I will definitely continue working with this medium and have lots more ideas to bring to life. Here are a few pics of the finished sculpture before I started the painting part of the project.