Spain and Morocco were epic, and I am planning to go back for longer trips. Sevilla and Tangier were the highlights for me, but I'm very curious about what else Valencia and Granada have to offer.
Barcelona is always a highlight. The first time I was there, Gaudí captured my heart and my imagination. Dude was just insane. I'm gearing up for a longer entry on him (complete with photos from the trip), but that will happen once all 400 photos are processed. I'm taking my time.
One theme in his work that stuck out to me would be his obsession with organic shapes and his hatred of straight lines. No sharp edges in his work. All graceful curves and unexpected undulations. Dude was just insane.
But he's right.
There's something so pleasant about an unexpected curve. So, I'm trying out these little bowls, with a side pushed-in. Going to be great with holding on, as the shape took on my thumb's shape, when holding the piece. Good for both lefties and righties, of course. Thinking of all my left-handed loves ones out there.
But yeah, the brown clay is very different to work with. Retains its shape better than the white clay did, but I'm still learning its quirks. Much more grit to it, so it's a different feel at the wheel, and it gets to be like sandpaper if I'm throwing too close down to the bat. Trying not to think about it as pain as much as exfoliation for my hands.