Tuesday, January 11, 2011

coming along...


I was finally able to add another layer of paint to these funny little paper clay girls on Saturday. I loved watching their personalities emerge. I had no idea when I grabbed that little blob of clay what the end result would be. I still don't, actually. It's a surprise even to me. The girls are painted. They have names. And stories. Now...they are just waiting, very patiently I might add, to be finished.

It's kind of cool to go into a project without a finished product in mind. This might be the key...for me anyway. I find that when I decide to do something I have an idea of what it should look like once I'm done.  And this very aspect is what has stopped me from trying creative things in the past. I know what I want to do. I see the end result. But I don't always know how to get there. So...I just don't bother. But I think since I had no idea about paper clay...and no idea even how to form it...my only expectation was to have fun with it. That's it. And I did.  I am.

DO.BRAVE.

...you just never know...

5 comments:

dmoms said...

they are so cute! more than that, I am so proud of you for being brave and doing!!

ThyHandHathProvided said...

What a sweet little face!

susanna said...

They look terrific! Yes, they do have personalities. What's next? Bodies? Have you decided who they will be?

Mavis said...

I love art projects... you never know how they are going to turn out... you expect them to look one way... and they usually turn into something you never expected... I LOVE that about art. I'm currently working on a few projects of my own... and dreaming of a few others... there's never enough time :)

Christina said...

so proud!
xo