As predicted, the mold-making process on my Christmas present sculpture is starting off on a botched foot. I made a latex mold that got all distorted because it had not set long enough. But that was a good experimental mold, so I poured some clear resin into it a couple of days ago. I pulled it out a day or so ago and it’s still sticky. Last night I tried making a master mold from the main piece again using some really expensive stuff. It looks like it may be permanently embedded in there. Grrrr! I really wish I knew someone with experience in this area who could sit down with me and walk me through it. I’ve got a week left to finish! Panic, panic, panic!!!
In other complicated news… this week I really hurt someone I like. I wasn’t careful enough about the way I communicated with her. I can’t really go into any more detail out of respect for the injured party, but suffice it to say the ordeal really made me take a long hard look at how I communicate. It’s one of those things that is really hard for me to change, because I’m just naturally gregarious and silly. I have to really concentrate when I want to reign myself in and act any way that doesn’t come naturally to me. Hmm. What a stupid thing to say. Of course everyone has to try hard to do what’s not natural to them. Just another case of me trying to excuse myself for poor behavior by assuming my hurdles are taller than everyone else’s. Sigh