Started today working on the robe on the mountain man today. I'm adding flaps of material (shown in the first photo on the left) and developing other folds in the robe.
Then I start to put whiskers on his face. It's about now I'm feeling uncomfortable with the piece. Not because of the beard, just somethings bothering me.
OK, this is where I'm ready to set this piece aside forever. I talk it over with a friend, Jeff, and when I'm off the phone with him. I'm looking at it. Then it dawns on me. I have to much dark wax. That's whats bothering me, so I start to apply clay to the wax robe. I'm feeling better now. So it was something that simple. I'm back at it.
That's the struggle. You struggle with yourself. If you don't, your not being critical enough with your own work. That's all part of the creation process.
Well that's it till next week. Check back in on Tuesday night. If I've got a Internet connection, I'll update you then.