We have a new resident in the front yard. I’ve never seen one of these in our yard before. Apparently, she likes African Daisies. She has been dutifully wrapping bugs and catching pests. I think we’ll let her stay for a while.
Here’s what happens when you turn me loose with a new toy. I don’t know how these are going to come out in the end; but so far, I’m delighted with their little personalities. A little sanding will make them smooth before painting.
There is an armature of foil in each of these heads. I had no idea of what I was going to do when I started scrunching tin foil. This villainous character practically formed himself. He reminds me of a Lemony Snickett character.
Super Sculpey is very forgiving. And very addictive. I must admit, I’m more than a little nervous about painting them. I’ll let you know how that turns out. In the meantime, go buy yourself some Super Sculpey. And let me know what happens.
If you need some inspiration to get started, get a copy of Art Doll magazine. I have been specifically inspired by Cheryl Prater’s Beezles. For a delightful escape from reality, visit her blog. I love her whimsical energy and inimitable style.
The amount of inspiration this time of year is overwhelming. Magazines come out with holiday projects galore. Internet searches bring new ideas and products to the fore. The hardest part is answering the question–where to begin?
I believe trying new methods and mediums brings us closer to the Creative in unexpected ways. We must be open to all things: to failure, to self-criticism, to disaster. But also open to exciting new perspectives, new outcomes.
There are more projects than time for a lot of us. Which is in no way an inhibiting factor. I’ve rounded up some supplies to try something new and will provide pictures of the outcome. Even if it is a disaster.
Having an adventurous spirit is part of the creative journey. Being brave is sometimes just as simple as allowing yourself to have fun. It is never too late to turn your crazy child loose.