So by 7:30 I was back in my car and on the way to the studio. I had to go in tonight since the terra sig rested for over 48 hours...
I was not sure how it would work out, no water was left on top and I did not use a clear container so I could see the layers!! AND the bucket was on the floor...so many beginner mistakes. It is important to not mix up the sig after it has settled and to siphon off the good layer - well it has to be higher than where it is going....so of course...floor bad idea.
AND again - my great studio was there, Greg Scott helped me after teaching his class. He was able to move it for me up to a table slowly and without disturbing it too much. I just felt lucky that I was not at the studio alone- I would have felt frustrated looking at the terra sig and wondering how I was going to get it out, feeling silly for putting it on the floor in a NOT clear container...I could have scooped it, but this being my first time, I did not want to risk it. So it worked out - I had the help I needed.... but next time a little better planning. So I can do it by myself if I want to.....
But there is also the lesson of trusting that what I need will be there when I need it.
Funny related story...the other day my car was basically on empty. So I HAD to stop at the station, and normally, I will find someone to ride with me so they can pump my gas.... ...because I really do not like getting out of the car and right back in...take so much time and effort.
So I get out pump it, and as I am getting back in to the car, I am all frustrated, I happen to be on a slight hill so the chair and all are not as stable....and so my frustration builds and I find myself thinking: Oh sure, I am offered help all the time when I don't need it, where is everyone when I could use it. No one ever offers at the gas station...on and on I go!!! And then just as I am in, a man leans over and asks if I need helping pumping gas!!! NO KIDDING.
So I am so excited about the terra sig- I have it on a few pieces for testing....and they came out great!!! I have been waiting for two years- since taking the class at Penland with Alice Ballard to explore terra sig. Here is a piece I made two years ago-