I think that is a very curious word. Dabbling. I very much like its thesaurus entries too.
Experiment, try your hand, dip into, and play at.
The reason I like them is because they are words that exactly describe my studio work these past few days.
I wanted to see this bear in a smaller size. Just to see how it would turn out.
This is a shot of the bear in progress.
Trying my hand.
I wanted to see how difficult it would be to work in this size.
And then how I might represent the difference in their sizes.
Funny how those Tootsie Rolls just happened to be hanging about in the kitchen, isn’t it?
I also had a clothespin handy. Clothespins – we go back a long way, but I digress.
Here are the little buddies in a close up.
Even the two of them together barely make up a handful.
Now I need to decide where to go from here. Sometimes you cannot make a fair assessment from just a little dabbling. Sometimes you need to give it another go.