Ok, well I had the idea of making a Jackalope, but I just have not been able to get the antlers to work out right. So, I’ve decided to just work on something totally different. So, here is the beginning of it. I’m not quite sure how it will end up. And I can’t tell you what it is…. because it’s a non-existent creature from my own imagination. I’ll figure out a name after it’s developed a personality. LOL I haven’t sculpted anything in polymer clay for a while, so it feels good to get my fingers back in it!
Yes, I’m sculpting art dolls again! I have been on a creative hiatus for ever so long, and haven’t done any serious clay play in ages. I’m not really quite sure how it happened. I guess it was when my back trouble started getting worse and I had my first back surgery. I was hurting so much during that time that I just let the pain take over. Well, I’m not sure that “I let it happen” is quite accurate, but it happened, nonetheless. That was in 2008. And unfortunately, the surgery didn’t fix everything. I had two disks replaced, but more just keep popping up. Or maybe I should say popping OUT. LOL Yes, I can laugh about it, but when I’m hurting, it’s no laughing matter. And even though the pain is still here, I have just made up my mind that I’m going to start working with my clay again!
I recently made a little character that I think turned out cute! It’s a little snail with a basket of berries on it’s back, and there’s even a tiny little person in the basket, too! I haven’t been able to get real good pictures yet, due to overcast days of late, but as soon as I can, I will be putting it on Etsy! The link to my shop is right over there ———> on the right! Here is a picture, though, just so you can get the idea!
I’m also very excited about something else! Years ago when I was an active member of City of Clay group on Yahoo, we used to have what we called Clayalongs. Our Fearless Leader, NJ, of NoraJean.com, used to do free video tutorials, and a lot of us would also turn on our cams and clay along, so other members could watch several of us. It was just so much fun! Everyone had a great time! But for whatever reason, we stopped doing them, and haven’t done them for several years now. But I mentioned to NJ recently how much I missed them, and she has decided to start doing them again! So I am just super excited to get back in with the old group and get my creative juices flowing again! Woo hoo!!! When I find out all the details, I will let you know. I do think it will only be available to group members, but I’m not 100% sure.
I hope you all are as excited as I am!
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