It’s been a while since I sculpted
And even more time since I’ve updated the website.
To make a long story short,
In January we discovered that we were expecting our first child.
I have to do more research on the safety of using polymer clay during pregnancy, but chose to abstain in the meantime.
Unfortunately things did not turn out as we hoped and the pregnancy ended in miscarriage.
A Fresh Start
While we were quite unhappy with the diagnosis we also understand that things like this do happen. 25% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, and I see it as fortunate to get the news very early on, before we ever saw (and got really attached to) a heartbeat on the Ultrasound.
Events like this make you reevaluate everything in your life.
For me this included hobbies, namely sculpting
And the sheer volume of half-finished projects on my craft table.
I love sculpting!
I love crafting!
But the constant reminder of unfinished projects was getting depressing.
Some were taking too long,
Others were perhaps too ambitious
And yet a few more got boring when a more exciting idea came along.
So this weekend I decided to start over
I dismantled all the half-finished critters and squished all the unbaked projects.
A clean slate
A fresh start to creating a (hopefully bunch) of exciting new projects this year
Starting with a tiny Mickey Mouse experiment.
Today’s progress. I kind of liked him better without the Hat. Have to remind myself not to be hard on myself otherwise I never finish anything and I am determined to finish this within a few days if that’s even possible. . . #polymerclay #mini #miniature #miniatures #polymer #clay #sculpey #premo #fantasy #magic #mickeymouse #mickeywizard #mickey #disney #waltdisney #disneymagic
Moving forward I do plan to update the site much more regularly,
Ideally 1-4 times a month.
But for day to day updates come follow me on Instagram @magicbyleah
And yes, this fresh start also includes plans for new YouTube videos.
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