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2 Legit 2 Quit!…Almost

Okay, okay, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written a post, and you were wondering if I’d just quit, but no! I’ve been working on turning my hobby/therapy into a legit business. I’ve been taking this course called Dream Your Success http://dreamyoursuccess.com/ and I’ve been learning both the business aspect and the online aspect of starting my own business. It’s been extremely helpful, and because of this you are now visiting http://jossetteholland.com/. I’ve also added a handy way for you to subscribe to my site by email. (Facebook will be coming soon)

I’ve got a lot of updating to do, so this will be a long one, but informative and celebratory nonetheless. Let’s start with a celebration! I won a little challenge with one of my latest sculpted mixed media projects on http://craftylink.com/ It’s titled “Octopus’ Garden” and I’ve decided to name him Ringo.

Ringo is hangin' out with his treasures on a hot summer night. Everything  with the exception of a few metal items was sculpted with polymer clay and attached to an 11 x 14 canvas board.

Ringo is hangin’ out with his treasures on a hot summer night. Everything with the exception of a few metal items was sculpted with polymer clay and attached to an 11 x 14 canvas board.

If you would like to see detail photos of Ringo go check out my other blog. http://polymerclayproductions.com/ That’s right I’ve become a designer blogger for Polymer Clay Productions and will be blogging every other Friday for them. There may even be some that pop up in between, so check their site on Fridays.

I am now going to make a commitment to you, valued reader that I will post a new blog every Wednesday. I’ll be updating you on my projects, business progression, and hopefully providing you with some creative inspiration.

And last, but certainly not least, if you have read previous blogs of mine, you will know that my poor mother didn’t get anything from me for Mother’s Day. Well, I’m sorry to say her birthday rolled around and I still didn’t have the “big gift” finished for her then either, but she came unexpectedly to visit me on the 4th of July and we collaborated and she now has both her big gift and her pigs-in-a-blanket earrings! Here are some pics of her piece. I hope you enjoy them and I’ll be back next Wednesday with another update!

This was a collaborative piece with my mother. (She told me what she wanted and I did it)

This was a collaborative piece with my mother. (She told me what she wanted and I did it)

The words were all sculpted from polymer clay. My Mom requested the lyrics from Amazing Grace which is scattered throughout.

The words were all sculpted from polymer clay. My Mom requested the lyrics from Amazing Grace which is scattered throughout.

I also added keys near some of the words as a symbol that those actions bring about healing.

I also added keys near some of the words as a symbol that those actions bring about healing.

I used a fabric lily and added some pink pearls and chain, which attaches to the pocket watch in the middle of the piece.

I used a fabric lily and added some pink pearls and chain, which attaches to the pocket watch in the middle of the piece.

Inspiration, Perspiration and Procrastination

 

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“Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”-Thomas A. Edison

Edison forgot one key element…procrastination, (at least in my case). I have been dealing with these three verbs since my last blog post. I’ll have to take you back a few weeks. I get inspired pretty easy to make items for people I love, and for people they love, and so on, but I also tend to procrastinate, which in turn, causes me to perspirate! 

I was busy thinking about Mother’s Day, and my wonderful mother who has an immense earring collection! Seriously, she was brought in as a guest speaker to a 4th grade classroom to display her earrings from around the world for a geography lesson. I wanted to make her something she didn’t have, uhh not easy! And wham! in the middle of the night inspiration struck, and I decided to make her pigs in a blanket! My mom has a wonderful sense of humor!

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Then I had my daughter, she and I have matching cherry blossom tattoos which we got to celebrate her 21st birthday. The above 3D art canvas of a cherry blossom branch extending across the two canvases I made for her. 

Then I had my bf whose mother likes owls, and who found a polymer clay book for me; even though, I have never met her before. So, of course, she had to have something from me for  Mother’s Day. 

 

 

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Needless to say, this little guy was just delivered yesterday! Here we are again, I was inspired to make a very detailed figurine (just the feathers took a couple of days), and I procrastinated, and i definitely perspired! Then of course there was my daughter’s mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law and my aunt who each got sculpted pens. 

And, what happened with my poor mother for Mother’s Day? I questioned my decision and decided to make her a second “nicer” item and…she as of now has gotten nothing!!! I love her so much, and I really let her down because of 3 verbs, no wait one verb, no that’s not right, 2 verbs, inspiration and procrastination. Why inspiration? I have learned that I can’t always do everything that pops into my head. If I tried I would be crazier than I am now! 

So, learn from my mistakes: Procrastination + Inspiration = Perspiration