You know the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed; Try, try again.” Or maybe you are more familiar with the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, throw in the towel.” Or maybe you like, “If at first you don’t succeed, you probably shouldn’t have tried it in the first place.”
Now you may be wondering what in the world a picture of Poseidon has to do with “If at first you don’t succeed.” Well nothing really, but since this post is about Poseidon, I thought I’d introduce you to him early.
What I was trying to do was a sculpture of Poseidon, or Neptune if you prefer, as part of the Hawaiian mountains. After all, the mountains came up out of the sea, which is Poseidon’s domain.
So I tried again. This time I made the character first and then built the mountain around him.
There he is. Chunky old goat, aint’ he? Well maybe his chunkiness will blend in with the rugged mountains. But I think he is better than the first one with him sitting on the mountain and those skinny legs that are just not strong enough to hold up a God.
Here’s what I finally ended up with. It still didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted it to. I’m not going to trash it, but it just ain’t what I envisioned. Oh the joy of learning experiences and being able to try again.
Oh, by the way, if you like my attempts in the realm of ceramics, why not take a look at my book. It might even be good idea as a Christmas present. Instead of stuffing their stocking with candy, stuff their Kindle with a good book.