Asia, Perspectives

My First Polymer Clay Art

Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things.

It is continuously a challenge to let fear stop me from trying. Ironically, this is something I have been working on for a while now.

So when I saw this Polymer Clay Workshop, I grabbed the chance. I signed up for it.

At first, I did not get a slot. I was too slow. I thought that I won’t have the opportunity to join. Luckily, I got a call on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. I was informed that somebody backed out and I can attend the workshop on Saturday.

And you know what? I did not have a clue how to go there. But traveling solo without a plan made me feel less nervous about it.

On the bus, I asked this beautiful woman beside me if she is riding a jeep too. And that’s where it all started. We talked for a bit and I got to know her daughter.

They were very kind. Her daughter, Alicia is adorable. She asked a lot of random questions. It was great! I arrived at my destination at exactly 1:30 PM.

Observations:

  1. Perfect place for arts!
  2. Oohh, all girls.
  3. Comfortable seat and table to work on.
  4. The place looked so cozy.

What I liked:

  1. Instructions were easy to follow
  2. Polymer clay art allows you to create as many things as you can, with less.
  3. Tish and Jobi were approachable and made it easier for all of us
  4. MAARTSY staff do their best to assist

Polymer Kit

Tips:

  1. Have all your materials ready. You may or may not need something that is crucial to your art. You surely don’t want to let your clay dry immediately while looking for what’s missing.
  2. Knead your clays. It will make it easier later. But you can choose not to knead some of them. For example, you may find the blocks easier to cut if you are making cheese or fries.
  3. Just enjoy!

Here’s the final product:

Taco.jpg
My Taco Pin
My Ice cream
I made one for myself, my husband and my mom.
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Got this Photo from our Instructor. Credits to: Tish Valenzuela

 

Things I learned:

  1. Art is relative.
  2. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  3. Just do whatever makes you happy.

Although I am dissatisfied with how my ice cream key chain turned out, it still made me happy. It is a special key chain because I made it.

 

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