Slow and Steady

Nesting Mugs Collage

The mold making process

It’s been a while since I’ve updated everyone on the progress of my “nesting mugs” project.  Being that this is my first exposure to making multi-part molds, I have been learning a ton with the help of my dear friend and mentor, Amy.  I owe her for the many hours she has helped and put up with me and my questions.

Let me tell you, this whole process has not moved along as quickly as I’d like it to.  I’m so eager to see everything finished and complete, but my amateur abilities and detail-oriented personality thought it best to slow the pace just a bit.  However, I’ve never been so delighted by discovery, process, and change in my work, as I am at this moment.  Change, however, has not always been comforting to me.  As a new artist, I am engaged by other artists who appear to have it all together; who have been working at their craft for years and are so good at it.  They have tons of work to show; cohesive and with what seems to be, a solid sense of direction.  I want and need that for me… for my art.  But I know I can’t be too hard on myself.  I am just simply new and inexperienced.  I settle well with that fact for the time being.  So I am working slow and steady….and happy.