Week Ending 08.08.20 - I'm still not sure how I feel about this piece. Since I'm a tad late to posting it on here, it's already been up on Facebook, and the reception was overwhelming. An observation I've made over the years of creating artwork (and photography) is that one can never truly predict how others will react to what you do. Oftentimes, the pieces that I am most excited about get overlooked, and the ones I think are not so great get an exceptional amount of support. I suppose that's just part of the game. It's always a bonus to see how people will react, and it's all part of the fun outside of the actual creation aspect. I don't dislike this piece, perse, but I do feel that it was a bit rushed, and that I could have done better. That's okay, though. Really, I am just grateful that I am taking the time to sit down and create again. With my primary creative efforts going towards photography, 3D had fallen to the back. I had not forgotten about it, although I had begun to ask myself "when will I start creating again?" There's never a perfect time. Oftentimes, the most important thing is simply to start. The vast majority of the work I've done in the past has been approached with the mentality of "let's see what happens." I do quite like this mentality, as you simply let things flow and see what comes up. Some days, I have been blown away by what manifested itself on-screen. Others, I've been unphased, but glad to be creating. That's how I feel about this piece. I would rather have made something and learned from it (and posted it for others to appreciate - this is a big one. To reiterate, just because you personally don't like the piece, doesn't mean others will feel the same way. Now, there's a whole other argument about whether or not you should do something if you don't like it, but I approach this from a long-term perspective. To add on to that, it may well also be due to the fact that I am very much still a beginner when it comes to 3D. I've managed to put some work together that truly blows my mind every time I look at it, and I've got a lot of stuff like that. There's also a lot of stuff like this that reminds me that I can always do better. Looking at the craft from a long-term perspective, I suspect there will always be ups and downs, regardless of how refined my process is. The big key is that I simply don't ever want to stop creating, or ever stop learning.