In ceramics this semester, we've only had two classes so far, but I've been able to make so many heads. That is my continuing goal; to learn how to properly sculpt human heads. Somehow, I improved a great deal since last semester; although I did not sculpt on the break, I did a lot of drawing and attempting to learn proportions. I also have been reading several books that discuss techniques by other ceramic artists. "The Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Techniques by Master Artists" has been VERY helpful.
I have six heads so far, varying from life-size to about 7" high, all in various stages of completion. And then our first project was announced yesterday, it involves majolica, and I can do a bust or head, so it won't interfere with my personal heads project.
I feel a sense of craving/ anxiety because I have to wait until next Tuesday to work on my heads, it is a really bad feeling. I am trying to distract myself by working on other projects, but it is not a good feeling. My sleep was terrible last night, and I kept thinking about my projects.
Oh, and when I did fall asleep, this was part of my dream: I rescued a gray and white cat who was heavily pregnant. Her stomach hung down and resembled a pregnant woman's belly, but on a smaller scale. It was almost translucent, and laced with large blue veins. Ugh. Eventually she gave birth, and later in the dream, I was picking at her nose. Her nose was dark gray, despite the fact that most gray and white cats seem to have pink noses. I was picking at her nose and it came off in a nose shaped peg. Picture a round peg that goes into a round hole. Like that, but the shape was the outline of a cat nose instead of round. And it was cat nose material, soft and gray and covered in cat nose peach fuzz, all over the peg, which was about 1 1/2" long. The inside of the hole it inserted into was lined with the same short, soft white fur on the rest of her face, and was surprisingly well-lit from inside. It made me uncomfortable to look at, and I slid it back in.