The start of school had always been a new year for me. It was a time for a fresh start. New subjects, new friends, new ideas, and of course new clothes. I remember trying to reinvent myself. I would vow to change my study habits and become very serious. No matter how hard I tried, I went back to my old ways.
What's my point? Well, I was thinking about when I started pursuing my art career. Painting was my interest. My artworks contained esoteric references and "deep thought provoking" meaning. I was in the midst of creating a highly intellectual piece when I realized I needed fish bones. That's when I discovered polymer clay.
I joined the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild. The guild has show and tell. I wanted to try my hand at making containers. Why not just have fun, I thought. That's when I created "The Sky is Falling!" My guild friends/mentors loved it. I remember Martha Aleo said, "Eileen, this is great. This is you!" It was then that I realized that I must listen to my inner creative voice. And you, dear friend, you know when my work is honest. I thank you!