For me I get inspired by a thought or a spark of emotion. Just a flicker of an idea sparks, then off I go on my journey. Now the Wizard is an interesting spark because it starts with one of my sons.
But after sculpting each of my sons about 100 times, (my hubby has told me that I will not do another one...). But that story is for another time as we can't afford the changes that happen each time I sculpt one of them *smiling* (as he still thinks that somehow I cause the minor topsy - turviness *lol).
I was asked the other day... What comes first? Is it the concept and personality of the doll (which leads me in a direction to sculpt), or do I just start sculpting and the personality and the direction develop with the character while I work?
This journey began with the thought that I wanted to capture the essence of the magic I saw in my son's hands. Then I knew I had to look somewhere else though (remembering my husband's request) for my guide. It did not take long for another spark. Who better than Thor, Lord of Thunder (with a dash of a space ship captain)?
Now I had my inspiration and my guides to accompany me along the way. Before I start sculpting, I have to remember to put on my listening ears too. Otherwise how will I hear what my character will share with me as bit by bit he reveals himself to me.
Welcome to my blog. This is where I will reveal the magic of my Fae and their stories and share with you some of the success and pitfalls through the journey of doll making, sculpting, and other crafts that all come back to my dolls in many ways.