So, life has been a rollercoaster for quite some time. I struggle with the balance of the day job I need in order to survive, and making time to create and build my business so that maybe someday I will be able to leave a life of autopilot.
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate having a job, especially in today’s work climate – but when I’m working on something creative, I’m sparked in a way that nothing else can do for me. It’s addictive, and when I go without it too long, my mindstate starts to erode. I become frustrated far more easily, and days spent at work seem so much longer. Recently I’ve made an adjustment to allow myself to jump into art anytime I feel like it, and the fruits have been showing.
I finally got all the materials to try sculpting Polymer pendants, just black clay with mica embellishments to give them a little bit of flair, and this past weekend I finally found time to play with the clay. I am so glad I did, though I wish I could be doing this for more hours of the day. Seeing these little pieces come together, and watching my method and skill improve a little with each one is encouraging.
There are a few more products accessory-wise that I want to create, but this is a start. Soon I can get that online store together and finally take advantage of that business license I spent money on!