Yesterday I found a figurative piece dated 1999. It was a dreadful experiment with a fun colored body, but a nasty color of polymer clay and a sad experiment using a face mold with Friendly Plastic. What an abomination. I tossed the faceless head and removed the extremities, adding the body to the other two I made some time ago. Then I stopped. I'm having a tough time making the effort to make the sculpted parts because I just plain stink at it. What now? I need to practice, but it feels like practicing driving without ever having had instruction and hoping I don't run up a tree. I've read books, watched videos and perused the web for help. At this point, it's clear that I have to actually smoosh clay and try, try, try more than I have before until I get it right. Watching and reading will not improve my skills.
|Friendly Plastic using facial mold|
|Scary head without the face|
|This combo does NOT work! What was I thinking?!?|
Is art this hard for everyone? I see so many prolific artists, some of whom make an enormous amount of art in a short period of time. Tomorrow I'll be a "football widow," so I can work away in the stinky studio and see what I can come up with, focusing on having fun being creative without insulting myself in my head. I have three bodies to finish and hope to tackle at least one.