Well, well... haven't I been quite the ghost recently? We moved into our new home at the end of December and I have been absorbed with nesting; neglecting work altogether. I haven't had a place to call my own in so many years, that I fully embraced the "homemaker" persona without guilt. I forgot how much I enjoy cooking (and predominately baking - many cakes have been consumed these last few months).
Recently, however, I have had a flood of ideas and my fingers have been rather itchy to get back to work. I have decided to make a batch of new things to be molded - garnering multiple dolls and ornaments with each cast run (this will be -or should be, at least- quite the time saver!). So, in the works I have four heads, two bodies, and one set of limbs. All these mix-and-match pieces are making me feel a bit like Frankenstein. The goal right now is to have everything ready to be molded next week. So far, head no. 1 is finished (pictured right). I seem to have worked myself into a decent rhythm with sculpting, but it has been a bit bumpy. My fingers feel heavy and clumsy. And I am having to take frequent breaks to meditate/relax my mind so I don't start feeling overwhelmed. It's been slow going, but I am trying to not come down too hard on myself. Plus, I still need to take breaks to bake... it's well established that eating cake helps you sculpt better - it's science.