Some how over the last few years I seem to have lost my way with my art, at least that's how I feel. Oh yeah, I still create and plug along, but I am still trying to find that "fit"..I used to have it..LOL, and was very confidente about my work. When I was a dollmaker, this was never an issue. However, once I switched to being a clay artist, things changed. The proverbial "rug" got pulled out from under me a couple times 4 or 5 years ago...and to this day, I am still struggling to discover where I fit in.
Some days I think it's just time to "retire", but then when you have the lust to create..what do you do with all the art? :)
Money issues and the terrible economy have also forced me to question myself..and I know many of us are stuggling right now, with 1 or both issues..It's tough to create when you can't afford to buy supplies...and even if you can..sales are slow.
On a plus note..my hubs has just started working again after 4 years of a forced retirement..so maybe that will relieve some of my stress !
The shows I do are still going well..TG. As I get older and older,
setting up a whole booth by myself, has become taxing...but what are ya going to do..."The show must go on" :)
I still enjoy chatting with customers and show promoters, and yes, I will admitt, I still like showing off my work, things I have created with my own 2 hands..and watching the smiles my work generates on the faces of customers...
I don't know where I'm going with this....LOL
Thanks for reading my rantings :)
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Here's my latest offering for the Emporium.
This fellow is quite dashing as well as portly..:)..He even has a double chin! He was created using a dried gourd with clay attached for his face, hat and all the detail. Notice the leaves and vines around his hat. He was then painted, stained and sealed..
I used acrylic eyes imserted into the clay. I love his face!
Be sure to check out all the wonderful art on the EHAG Emporium!
Posted by HowlingMoonDesigns at 6:56 AM