When it's time to climb a mountain, best to start with the foothills.
Or, speaking of my own situation, start reengaging the creative process by beginning with the simplest of crafts. I can't believe it's been over 2 and 1/2 months since I did anything more creative than cropping photos. (Physically speaking, anyway. I've had plenty of thought-time over my various books, and even figured out (for you ARG! folks) what the final object of power is...not that it will make an appearance in the five Geren books anyway.)
So this weekend, I started on two projects, and finished one.
Just a simple paint job of an Icarus sculpture I bought on eBay sometime back. It's a beautiful sculpt, but the seller did a crappy job of taking care of their mold. So I decided painting it might downplay some of the bad spots, as well as the fact that white doesn't show on a white wall anyway. Nice, simple, almost brainless work. (Not quite done yet, but it's too hot/humid outside to use my sealer spray. I'm thinking of doing the body glossy and the wings matte, but I need decent weather!)
The second sculpture-painting project I started will be far more challenging, and I expect it will be a few weeks before I'm finished. But it sure is wonderful to be doing something again (besides the delicious Becca-fodder and Allanon-loveliness I savored this weekend =). Thank you, God!
They're eating just about everything except the morning glories--they don't seem to like those. They're even eating my petunia blossoms! I want to try to get some Neem, which is an organic pesticide that discourages them from easting and reproducing.
*twitch* I see the evil streak is still in full working order. You're not allowed to say things like that! Gah!
However, great to see the creative process is slowly swirling again. (He looks a little old to be Icarus.) I love the contrast on his wings. The gold is lovely.
I love drybrushing. It's washes and antiquing that I can never pull off without making a mess or botching it. And those models are small--a real challenge to work at that scale!
Thanks! I do still need to sign up for sewing classes, as I haven't touched a machine in over 15 years now and have doubtless forgotten well-nigh everything.
*waves pom-poms* Good luck!
And thanks! I wouldn't mind a swarm of sparrows or finches paying a visit and eating them all...