I worked with clay for the first time yesterday. Kensington Place gave a workshop for residents’ loved ones. Dr. Marsha Nelson was our guide. I never realized how important playing is to me! It gives me balance with all the outward focus that I have. I loved getting dirty!
My figure was interesting. I formed her with my eyes closed, then put on the finishing touches. I can call her Bent Down, but not Broken.
She kept sinking down, her head closer to the table each time. I’d prop her up, and she would slowly sink, and I didn’t notice it until her head was almost in her lap!! I was too busy forming her knees, etc.
Finally I built up her chest, and put a big heart on the outside of her chest. Then she could stay upright as she kneeled, in humble submission, ready to receive.