kcpkaptivating

Back at School, but where is my motivation?

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I have been back at school for about three weeks now. Over break, I got little done prepping wise(surprise surprise). Broke my Totilas' leg again while prepping. I decided that maybe I can only focus on a few horses at a time, so I only brought a few back to school with me. I have had zero motivation to break out the epoxy and finish sculpting some SM's that have been waiting a year now for primer and paint. Or to get my hands dirty with magic sculpt and do some mane and tails and ears. I know you have to practice to get better, but my manes are UGLY so far. And I DREAD prepping.

I got the new Marwari mold and I'm not that taken with him for some reason. I like the CMed ones I'm seeing in the spam page much better. I want to lower his neck and tuck his head, or maybe have him tossing it. I want those curly ears to touch at the tips! lol. Mostly, I'm not thrilled with the lack of detail on his mane and tail, but I am too afraid of screwing him up.

Another frustration is SM tack making. I made one saddle and it took me four or five hours, most of it skiving some leather I got from an old purse. I also had a hard time cutting out the saddle shapes with my craft blades for some reason. My main frustration was skiving. I ordered a skiving tool, so hopefully that will help. I am too stubborn to get tooling leather yet when I have a huge purse to use up first. Plus I would need to buy dye and sealer...Wish I had a money tree! lol. Being a college student sucks. I may have to give up Equestrian Club this semester due to tuition bills and to save money for my study abroad trip. I REALLY want to go study in Japan... I might be selling some bodies to fund that trip, so stay tuned!

lol, sorry about all the complaints. No one really understands my artistic woes.
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  1. Equus of Antiquity's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that you're in an artistic slump. I've been in and out of the slump myself. I have a bunch of projects that need to be started and finished. Your work is beautiful. I have the 2012 Spring Fling SM you did and I love it! Sending you a jug of motivation and hope you can get back into your projects soon!
  2. kcpkaptivating's Avatar
    Thank you! I'm so glad you like her!I wish that I had seen this comment earlier or gotten an alert about it =) Still feeling a bit lacking in the motivation department, but I hope the SM Swap can cure it for both of us!