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.
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.