Remember eons ago when I mentioned how I was dying to try out sculpting? Well, I got ALL the supplies, and then tucked them away in a moisture retaining spot for after the holiday rush orders ceased, fully intending to break them out over Christmas – as a Christmas present to myself.

Except I didn’t count on getting hellish sick. Or that the two kidlets would also get it and end up on ABX. & Beldoe. And then the worst ice storm ever. And holidays. And well, all of this is a long way of stating IT DIDN’T HAPPEN.

And maybe it was totally all of the excuses above. Or something else. A paralyzing fear I’ll fail.

Thing is, I have always LOVED working with clay. It’s my most preferred medium. So I really shouldn’t be freaked out. (Even if it’s been over a decade since I touched it). But I want so much to create two portrait babies of my two. So much so that I worry if I don’t recreate them right out of the gate I’ll have failed. Srsly though, who makes such ludicrous goals for themselves? In a new medium!! WTF Shaylen! Calm the eff down!! LOL!

And I think I just set the bar SO high for myself, that I’ve paralyzed my own ambitions. Like following these: (srsly, aren’t they just AMAZING?!?!?!?!)

& my fave!! Natali Scholl makes these! Forget foam armatures. OMG!!!

See? It’s kinda like if I’d entered the reborning world with the intent to paint & root JUST like Silvia Esquerra or Melissa George (I know, I throw them around ALL the time, but they’re my so amaaaaaaazing!!) without any experience to speak of. It’s insane!

Shaylen, 2014 is the year of achievable, healthy goals. Not ambitious, idiotic goals that freeze you in your spot. So, *cough* open the damn box and sculpt something. I’m waiting… *drums fingers on the desk*

Yes, I’m arguing with myself here. Evidently 2014 is also the year to go full on crazy all over teh blog. LMFAO!

But seriously, I’ll work on it! Heh. XD

About Shaylen Maxwell

Custom Reborn Artist, Writer, Editor, Puzzle Maker, and Momma of two (Sneaky & Meekly)
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1 Response to Sculpting

  1. Evelyn (+ Bailey) says:

    I am totally excited to see what you sculpt! Just remember…. Rome wasn’t built in a day! Just keep at it, don’t give up, and you will do WONDERFUL!!! I just know it! πŸ™‚

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