This…this is what I get myself into.
I begin by working on one small batch of characters. Then I think, “Hey, since I have the clay out and my hands are messy, why not start some more people.” Always, there are people wanting to be made. In this photo there are 23 clay creations all in the earliest stages. And these are just the paperclay creations. I would be embarrassed to show you my entire workroom. This is however, one of my favorite stages of creating–the beginning! The pop of an idea or a little doll that tells me it wants to be something different than I had intended. In this stage the possibilities are so endless. And just maybe, I tell myself, just maybe, these will be the very BEST dolls I’ve ever made.
I like plunging into that mess head on. Perhaps that’s why my work table ends up like this. Those sudden moments of inspiration are like fire and it spreads. I often come out of my work space, cheeks aflame, nose and chest flushed with red. It happens when I paint, when I sculpt, when I write, when I feel something intensely. It is fun to lose yourself in that.
And so, I’m ok that there are currently 23 projects waiting for my hands to finish finding them.
But for the rest of 2015 I’m going to work on focus, more targeted focus in my workroom. Beginning a project or a SMALL batch of objects & then seeing them through to completion until I start on the next set!
Right now, though, there are furry creatures and sweet storybook girls, icy snowmen, feathery crows, bearded santas and a few cackling witches waiting to be born!