Monday, March 19, 2012

Elena and her companions

I felt very unhappy with myself after I finished this sculpture. I started it too late in the day, not expecting that the process will be so time consuming. I don't know why I thought that it would be easy.
 Being that I don't have much experience with paper clay, I wasn't sure if it would stay pliable over night (I thought of putting it in a zip-lock bag), so I did my best to finish it as much as I could and went to sleep.
 And, as it often happens, when we get some distance from our work and look at it with fresh eyes - things change. Well, not always... but sometimes they really do. So when I saw her the next morning my disappointment vanished and for some reason my mood toward her changed. I decided that for a first try, she really isn't that bad and we had a fun photoshoot together.
Lessons learned:
1. Don't expect to do something perfectly the first time.
2. Don't rush it. Give yourself time.
3. Don't judge yourself to harshly.
4. Enjoy the process.
5. Repeat.


  1. Ooooh I just LOVE her Zorana! And her little bird companion is gorgeous.
    You are such a talent Zorana.

    Jacky xox

  2. I love her Zorana. This is beautiful work. The bird, the color lines, marvelous.
    Lovely greet

  3. I've never done anything with paper clay either, and "Elena" makes me want to try. Very nice first sculpture!

  4. she's just lovely, and obviously a conduit of deep wisdom... i take her words deep into my heart - thank you :) xxx

  5. Good lessons learned...and for a first time with paper clay I'd say you hit a home run! Elena is beautiful!!

  6. Paperclay does take some time to get use to....a bit spongier than you'd expect and doesn't hold details as well as you might like....but, dries so light and takes paint like a dream :)

    This is wonderful...I'd say Elena is a fantastic 1st attempt, for sure!!

  7. I really think this is beautiful, as I see it it is something one would look at often and not just see it all at once. It has a feeling of who and where and why.