...well, perhaps not seven. I ended up doing something entirely different than I originally "planned". I read Linda's cool topic and thought "Wow! I'll layer clay!" I had planned to develop a clay color "palette" by mixing colors in my clay. This is something I've wanted to do for quite sometime. I played with it for a couple hours only to find I didn't have the correct pigment to mix colors. I fooled around with other products, but didn't get the results I was looking for. I made a big mess and had fun, but didn't have much to layer. So I played around with some papers and came up with "layered lady". She reminds me a bit of Alfre Woodard. She is fairly 3-D but the scanner flattened her out.
I'm finding participation in this forum rather interesting. I joined in mainly because it was fun and it would also get me off my butt to make time for art during the week. Usually I can't get to it until the weekend, but that is better than nothing. I find my weekends gobbled up by things I didn't get to during the week - house/barn work, laundry, bills, etc. This "assignment is a good excuse to make a bit of bit for my art: the major reason for participation. However, the unexpected fringe benefit is I've discovered is it is helping "tame" down my very vocal and rather rude inner critic. Most of what I quickly make ends up tossed because I don't like it. This forum, and actually this blog in general, is curbing that character trait of mine. I can't work the few hours I have and then toss it away. I need something to display. So I'm sharing art that typically would have been relegated to my rubbish bin - for better or for worse :-).