One of the things I think I will never outgrow is my love of creating things with clay as my medium. Sadly, I haven’t been creating for a while and had sort of misplaced the mojo because of all the hustle and bustle of daily life.
However, this year I want to spend more time claying and be able to maximize all the pc books I have accumulated over the years to develop my skills more. And I don’t want to do that just by accepting commissioned works… This is why before 2014 ended, I have decided to cut down on commissioned orders so I can devote my crafting time claying and developing my skills. More time creating handmade trinkets that I can later on put up on sale to help raise funds so I can go back and continue supporting the charity groups I’ve always loved to support before I got pregnant with PM2.
I have so many things that I wanted to do and I feel that I’m ready to be back, I’m just a little scared (but this kind of scare is a good thing, right?). Those were the things that I planned to do and have been thinking before 2014 came to a close. The me being scared part is just what’s been holding me back… not sure how to go about all those plans.
Good thing I chanced upon Kater’s Acres blog post about the 2015 Polymer Clay challenge. You won’t imagine just how happy and excited I am after reading her post! Immediately I felt like God has heard my little worries and answered it through this challenge, which came in the right time that I needed a support group to help me get that little ‘umph‘ to get back to clay.
So today, through this blog post, I want to express my commitment to Kater’s Acres in joining this year-long challenge. And to also say thank you! Thank you for providing a venue, through this challenge, for crafters like me to hone their skills and become more proficient as an artist. Thank you for creating that wonderfully supportive and nurturing group where people can interact and grow with one another. I am so happy to be a part of it!
This year, I commit to be more creative and make one handmade project (trinkets, jewelries, decors, miniatures, etc.) every week with the help of my clay books. Now is the perfect time to take them out and put them to good use.
It’ll be one project every week for the whole of 2015. Projects that will be painstakingly and lovingly handmade by yours truly which will be sold and used to support my chosen charity group by the end of the year. I’m so excited!
How about you, have you made a commitment to do something challenging this 2015? I want to know.. lets talk about it more in the comments.
Click on the links to see the projects I made for each month
May June July August
September October November December