I have a ton of half-finished projects sitting on my work table and there is nothing new or startling about this (sadly). When I try something new - which, in the case of polymer clay, is everything - I usually get to a stage with the object where I must put it aside so that I can see it later with fresh eyes. This is the stage where my emotional (gut) brain is saying 'this is great, oh I love it' or 'I can't believe this is so appalling, so awful, did I really make this?' Both are usually inaccurate - hence the 'waiting period'. I'm curious to know if other makers do this or if they proceed confidently and majestically to the finish!
But with all this stuff lying around I can't help but notice that paint and surface colorants figure hugely in my way of working. MUST I put paint on everything? (Also, must purple and green ooze their way into it all - but that's another problem set entirely). I challenge myself to do something with just polymer and to post it on this blog to (potentially) let some other eyes critique it. I challenge myself to acomplish this one thing....by 2 weeks from now.
I think this pendant is my starting point.