Well, despite my shoulder injury, and the pain, I decided to get back into the studio to do a bit of polymer clay. (I have a damaged rotator cuff and tendonitis from that.)
I have been in SUCH A FUNK since I haven't been able to just go in there and do what I want to. I have so many ideas, yet I am desperately trying to rest my arm. I never realized how much creating things is a therapy for me.
I was able to do a couple of batches of metal clay last week, and that was really nice, and didn't hurt my shoulder at all.
(made these fun Rune'd Hearts- hearts with Runes on them, each having their own meaning. They are in the shop now)
Polymer requires a bit more movement though, so I wasn't sure how it would go. However, I have been going nuts, absolutely nuts, not being able to create all the things I am dying to! My sketch book is sooooo full right now.
So, I have been wanting to make more doodle beads. Especially after Ginger's (the Blue Bottle Tree) wonderful post (find it here) about the best pens to use on polymer clay. So I bought a bunch of different sizes of the Pitt Markers that she recommended.
So I dug into my polymer and got to work.
I cannot wait until these are done and I can play!!!
So, on and off I got to spend the day in the studio. This is cooking now, and it makes me sooo happy.
I also figure some ways to roll the clay that doesn't make me use my shoulder at all. I am learning to take it easy. I am a slow learner, but I am getting there!
I feel like a million bucks right now. I am sure it will be short lived, but making things really is good for the soul. I needed that.
It really is the little things...............