Thursday, October 14, 2010

Challenge yourself!

I have never really been one push myself, to strive for things I thought would be difficult, but you know what? All you can do is try, you really might surprise yourself. I am surprising myself! Some of you may have seen me say this, but I have not been doing this for long. I started playing in the clay in Spring of 2010. My first sculpting piece was in oil based clay...it is still not finished (I got distracted lol). I really think my woodworking gave me an edge with working in polymer clay. I designed pieces that were made by building different parts to make the whole, a kind of layering, just like we do with polymer clay.


But I was never a carver! or a sculptor. I always thought that as way too much work, way too difficult. I had a recent for a steampunk crow though and to do it justice I was going to need to step out of my comfort zone! I put it off for a few weeks thinking about how to do. I did finally sit down and make it and it turned out great. It is really an awesome thing to push and challenge yourself and see your skill grow as a result. Or to gain such confidence in your abilities. I highly recommend it ;P
Some more new things ...an utterly awesome steampunk wing
an octopus cabochon with a lizard's eye
 A crow skull cabochon, another request, waiting to hear if they want it or not
steampunk hummingbird
and one more wing, a very industrial steampunk wing

9 comments:

  1. Fabulous new designs!! I love the crow! It really is amazing what you can achieve when you challenge yourself...keeps me going too! :-)

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  2. Wow! nice work! I love the hummingbird.

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  3. Nothing like a challenge...looks like you definately met this one. Hummingbird wow!

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  4. Wonderful work! You are soooo talented!

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  5. Wow Lynn I'm a big fan of crows and ravens, your crow is the most impressive steampunk piece I've ever seen. All your pieces are amazing! BJ

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  6. Thanks so much everyone!

    Wow, BJ, I am blushing, that really means a lot.

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