I was only able to work on tiles for an hour last night, after a busy day of running errands and shipping out in the heat. I settled in before dinner and sat in the kitchen and carved until 8pm. I worked on the Fire Goddess tile. I think I picked her because I wanted her to be really good. I did this same set of elements in pendants a while ago, and I feel like the fire one was the least successful in that set. I wanted to step it up for the tile. It's got a bit of a magical, electric thing going on too, which I like. Fire energy, fire magic sort of. I think she will serve well as a kiln goddess, actually. I probably need another hour with her to smooth things out and she is ready for plaster!
So thinking of fire, I have all these little sparks and flames of ideas dancing through my head lately. Last night as I made beads, I watched the first part of the Wizard of Oz, and was inspired for my new tiles. The vision I have for the main tile, which will be a portrait of Dorothy, is starting to become more clear, although I need to collect some images first. I think I will work on that this morning. Right now my vision is a little cluttered, so I might have to cut something. I am excited about it though.
I leave you with another hot summer song, full of electricity. Hot Hot Hot by the Cure: