Animal crossing doodle
Geology side of Tumblr: I need your help!
I picked up this stone off the beach a few years ago. I believe it was North Atlantic, North America. The weird dark spot in the center…is that a fossil of some sort? I’ve never gone out fossil hunting before, but I was so intrigued by it I just couldn’t leave without it. The spot does not go all the way through the rock, and it’s only about 0.5cm thick. This side is flat as well, with no odd bumps. If it’s a fossil I was thinking plant matter or even small sea life, but I’m not sure. I’m also in an area that had a lot of glacier movement.
Thanks in advance!
Fossils are wild to me, like this Megalodon tooth I have is 55 MILLION years old, its survived so much, a life with the shark and then an eternity beneath the ground, it has such a rich history and so much behind it, so many kills and years and losses, so much change, and after all that, 55m years later, I’m poking it into my leg and giggling. Truly marvellous
I decided to use some of my leftover slip from my ceramic piece using clay from the beach.
I wanted to use it as a medium of some sort and I found that it it has quite similar qualities to paint, although a lot grainier.
I tested out it’s opaqueness and translucency and decided it would be a nice idea to maybe do a seascape of the beach I got it from.
The idea is that when you would look at the painted you would feel more connected to it as it actually came from the place you see.
Just an idea.
Here is some inspiration I’ve gotten from the artist Elizabeth shriver.
I lover her ability to manipulate clay in such a delicate and decorative way.
These are some of the pieces that inspired my ceramic textural pieces.