My neighbor asked me to make an ornament for her youngest daughter. She wanted it to be her initial, and other than that I could do whatever I wanted with it. This is what I came up with. It's made out of polymer clay and sits about 4-5 inches high. I stewed over this project for a year and built up so much anxiety over it, I had a hard time getting started. But once the ball was rolling things came together pretty easily.
Sometimes I spend so much time worrying about how it will look, I keep myself from getting anything done! I can't really afford to waste supplies, so I try to have a fairly certain idea of what the outcome will be before I get going. But, I think that sometimes I miss out on a lot of creative opportunities because I am so afraid to fail. Not that my ideas always work out, by any means! It's just that I rarely let myself just head into the creative unknown with reckless abandon and just see what happens, come hell or high water! I think it would be really fun to find some time to just play around with things- much like my children do. They aren't worrying about how much they spent on that paper, or this glue, or the glitter. They just cut and spread and sprinkle to their hearts' content- and they simply delight in the process and don't worry about the outcome. I really need to learn how to let go. Tomorrow.