Friday, February 15, 2008
The Artist's Way with a Creative Challenge Mixed In!
"To be an artist: I must remember that it is my job to do the work, not judge the work"-Quoted from The Artist's Way By Julia Cameron. (Link to the blog appears on the right)This statement really made an impression on me.
I decided to see if I could apply this idea when I was trying to come up with something for this week's creative challenge. For anyone not familiar with these challenges...briefly, they were started by Jewelstreet in the Etsy Etc. forum. Each monday she posts a new challenge idea that is meant to provide inspiration. (You will also find a link to Jewelstreet's Etsy shop on the right)I have benefited a great deal from these.
So, this week's challenge was to be inspired by the word "shadow". I chose to make the source of shadows, a sun. This is the absolute first time that I have ever made anything without judging every little step! I just got out the polymer clay and beads (those who know me know there have to be beads in there somewhere, LOL)and enjoyed playing with them. The result is the brooch above. I am pleased with myself! I even listed it for sale in my Etsy shop.
Everytime doubt crept in, I just pushed it aside! This program really works to change your way of thinking. I cannot wait to see what is up in week 2!