Well, I’ve posted a few times about my need to forulate a coherent plan for the future instead of having all of these ideas floating around my head, fighting each other for position. I was uncharacteristically decisive this week and decided on the main focus of my energies going forward.
I have realised that I need an outlet for my creativity. I don’t suggest I’m the world’s most artistic person, but I do like to be creative, to make something and see something for my efforts. And I love the work I’ve been doing with Precious Memories so far. And so I’ve decided to take on another franchise with them, and I will now be creating 2D impressions, mainly of children’s hands and feet, but also of pet paws. If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about, check out the 2D impressions page of the Precious Memories website.
Yesterday, I spent the day with a lovely colleague who is an experience 2D artist, receiving my training and having my first go at making a plaque. I love it. It’s a lot more involved than I first thought, even after having done a couple of events with Claire, and seeing her taking some impressions for clients. Of course, that’s only the initial stage and I had not seen any of the work that goes on to turn that bit of clay into a beautiful framed plaque until yesterday.
I’m really excited. There’s no doubt that there’s a lot of work involved in each and every plaque, because they are all hand crafted – nothing about these products is production line – even the frames are hand made and that gives me enormous confidence in the quality of the product we’re offering. I feel confident that I am capable of creating pieces that meet this high standard though. I was pleased with my initial efforts yesterday and once I’ve practiced all the stages at home, to increase my confidence and knowledge, I’m going to love offering this service to clients.
So, this is me – 2D and belly cast artist and jewellery maker. Can’t wait!