Belle is my latest art doll and the beautiful result of my evolution as an artist.
I love change, and I can't stay on the same place for too long or I will just wither out of boredom. That keeps my art in constant evolution and it makes me challenge myself every time, that is a blessing because it allows me to learn more and more things and I love the feeling of dawning when you finally get something.
But then, it's also a curse. The urge to challenge me more and more can lead to days and weeks of frustration when something just does not come out right the way I envision it in my head. Who knows how many doll heads were thrown in anger because I just could not do what I wanted. But I kept on trying. And trying. And trying. My motto in Spanish is "A Huevo", which will roughly translate to "Eff, yeah!" when something is done out of will and determination pretty much sums up the process I went trough.
I was determined to get her done. And I did. And she's perfect. In every way. It makes me so proud to be able to complete a project that can take more than just a day or two, because the attention span of this fluffy bunny is just too short. If you've ever read the book "If you give a mouse a cookie", that pretty much sums up everyday life in my studio.
But this time, I overcame my distractions and focused on one thing. It wasn't easy given the way I am wired, but I did it. I'm so proud of myself!!!!
I hope my little story can inspire you to not give up on your creative efforts. We will face obstacles on our quest to improving our skills and letting our imaginations out of the box. Just keep going until inspiration and perfection find you hard at work.
P.S. Let me know in the comments section if I inspired you! I love to hear back from you!