Thursday, October 29, 2009
I found something I enjoy doing. I'm not very good at it, but it keeps my hands busy and for that I'm thankful.
I told you yesterday that I'm not doing so great lately. I was actually doing a lot worse before I started doing this...
I found a way to use my fingers to turn the pain and frustration I feel over missing Wyatt into something productive. I used to like baking, but I've been feeling so low lately I don't even want to do that.
So what is it I've been doing, you may ask.
Here's your answer.
I got some molding clay and just started letting my heart do the work. Of course you know I had to make some elephants!
Then I got some paint and tried to add some life to my creations. (Some worked out better than others)
This elephant isn't actually shiny like the picture portrays... I just took a picture while it was still wet :)
I tried to do an "Angel Wyatt" but in the end the nose ended up too large and so did his mouth... In reality, Wyatt had a little button nose and tiny lips that curled up into an "Elvis snarl" on the right side. And Yes, his arms and legs are supposed to be that short. I know they say you have a perfect body in heaven, so I didn't make his arms and legs longer because I think Wyatt was absolutely perfect the way God gave him to me... No changes necessary.
A family sculpture that includes every member of our family!
I think I want to name this particular one, but not sure what to name it. Any suggestions? I'm going to tie a string through the hole in the heart and use it as a christmas ornament.
They may not be the prettiest things in the world, but each and every thing I've made reminds me of my baby boy... And you know what? When I sit down and make these things, I feel like I'm just a little bit closer to him. It may not be a work of art, but it's a work of heart.