|Out looking at Christmas lights|
|Making them pose with their mama|
|Reading the Christmas story|
|Cody's new pajamas & slippers|
|My Folks came to our place on Christmas, so we didn't have to drive anywhere.|
|Gifts....Hello Kitty Kiss doll & my awesome new blanket|
We had a great holiday & now it's the day after all ready. Looking forward to the New Year ahead, curious what it's going to bring(see I'm an optimist today :)
This month, I've been trying to still work on my art...but it seemed to get buried under holiday festivities & obligations some days. I've had quite a few orders lately, so I am grateful for that, because it's always encouraging when someone out in this wide world likes my stuff.
Also still learning what the heck I'm doing. It's probably a lifetime of experimenting, & figuring out what works & what doesn't. I was making this girl out of clay below, then her head broke off of her body while I was cooking her. So I made a new body which is the one below, & today I've been trying to make her a little box to go in.
I was making another clay doll & she broke too. Ugh! So I salvaged her & fixed her neck & decorated her all up. I had her how I wanted her, photographed her for my ETSY site, & all that jazz. A day later or so, her face started to feel slightly sticky. So I tried to remedy that with painting over the stickiness(maybe not wise), drying with a hair dryer, spraying with a matte sealer. Blah, now she is stickier than ever!
I'm slightly obsessing on it, me & my crazy personality. I put my heart into these creations, & when they get ruined, I kind of feel sad. Especially when I can't figure out what caused it. Did I not cook it long enough, paint it too soon, use a different paint, etc?
Anyway, all part of the messiness & creative process that is art, I guess. I'm sure there will be plenty more pieces that have unexpected things happen to them along the way, but hopefully also a lot that I really end up loving how they turn out .
|Before her face got shiny :(|