Sunday Scribblings #102

Aaron’s word of inspiration this week is sculpture.

When I was in grade 6, I think, one of our art projects was to create a 3D something or other. At least I think that’s what it was? I’m not really sure anymore what the real project was about. I do know that some of the students were doing something that I wasn’t. And only a few students were doing what I was.

What I was doing was creating a mini sculpture out of something like plaster/cement but not? I can’t remember the name of it. Anyway, so the few of us that decided to do this sculpture had to first design what we would be doing on a piece of paper. I chose something simple, like always, because I wanted to do the fun thing but I don’t really have a lot of artistic talent in that area. And definitely not as a 12 year old.

So we drew our designs out. I remember one of my classmates did a snail, one did an elephant. I decided to go with an enlarged baby block with alphabet letters on it. Maybe not the most creative thing, the block of plaster would remain a square, but the details were there.

We took a small milk carton, cleaned it out, poured in the plaster and just let it dry. Then we peeled off the carton and got to work! I kept mine in an air-tight container wrapped in paper towels. I used an old glasses screwdriver for most of the carving, and at the end of it, I was really proud of what I had accomplished. Like I said, it wasn’t the best out of the others who did the same project but it was good by my standards! I did 3 letters (A, B, C) and then a picture for each on the other sides. I did straight borders and some that looked fancier.

All in all, it was fun to make a little sculpture at that age! I tried to recreate the project in the summer multiple times but neglected it quite a bit and all my attempts started to grow mold from the dampness of the product.

I wish I had a picture of it to show you, but back then (1999 ish?) we didn’t document everything like we do today LOL

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