I worked really hard on my new book about sculpting fast faces in clay.
This method of sculpting characters is so addictive that it slowed me down when I was writing the book.
After you’ve made a few faces you almost can’t stop yourself from seeing features on a lump of clay. That’s a good thing, of course – but once you find a face (even if you didn’t intend to) you might just have to get out your tools and bring it to life.
It’s almost impossible for me to just walk away from that whimsical, silly ‘almost face,’ and go back to work.
That happened several times when I just needed a photo of a plain old lump of clay for a chapter heading. I’d pull some clay out of the bag, get it situated in front of the camera, and then I’d see a face on it.
Then all work came to a grinding halt while I played with my clay. I finally hid the bag of clay from myself so I could finish my book. 😉
After doing just a few more minor things to get the book online (technical stuff, you know), it’s now on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle versions.