Did I Quit Polymer Clay? – A Chatty Update

Did I Quit Polymer Clay? – A Chatty Update


Oh my gosh. Wait, is that… It’s Amy! Hi guys, it’s Amy. Okay, so oh my gosh, it’s been so long since I made a video. I’m… I’m trippin’. So, first off, I want to say Thank you all so much for all of your love and support. Oh, it means so much to me. The purpose of this video is to discuss what’s going on? What’s up with Amy? And Amy’s Claythings? Excellent question… Yeah. Good one. So… Like I said, thank you all so much for your love and support. It really does mean a whole lot to me. A lot of people have been asking, you know, What happened to you, where did you go? Are you okay? Did you quit clay? Like, oh my gosh… So, where have I been? I’ve been around… just chillin’… Doin’ my thang. No, I have not quit polymer clay and I have no plans to ever quit polymer clay. So there’s that. So, you may or may not know, that I am actually disabled, and I won’t go into all of these specifics on my disability, but I will leave some links down below in the description if you’re curious. Basically, I’m in pain 24/7 and, sadly, it affects… These bad boys right here. I can’t work with the clay… … and that’s very depressing for me. So I had to take a hiatus; wait and see what happens. I am feeling hopeful; I have found a new pain doctor and we might be getting some relief from the pain, so I’m hopeful that something will work and I will be able to clay again. So fingers crossed. So, in the meantime, I have needed another creative outlet. I’ve always been kind of artsy and creative, but lacked motivation to do anything and when I started polymer clay it blew the doors wide open and… going on hiatus from the clay, I had to do something! So, I got into a mixed media art, mixed media art journaling specifically is where I started with… Wow… it has been so therapeutic and just kind of life-changing. You know, I sometimes I’ll work through some rough times through the art and, you know, at times I will express the negative and at other times I’m expressing the hope and possibilities; just life in general. But it’s been so amazing, I just can’t believe I haven’t been doing this my whole life. So, yeah, I’ve been doing that and I have also recently started trying to draw… I think I’m actually really good for a beginner… if I don’t say so myself… But I have a long way to go. But I’m working on it; I’m practicing, drawing just a little something, like, everyday if I can. Even just doing what I can to be creative and learn and experiment and… You know, it’s.. it’s been a journey and I’m excited to see where my journey will go from here. So, I really, truly hope That I can get back into polymer and I can get to uploading videos. I’ve been very ambitious the past, like, year and a half or so. I get an idea of something that I really want to do, but I kind of set goals that are just a little bit too big. I started YouTube and, I said, I told myself I’m gonna post a video a week or… two a week! That just… It’s impossible for me. Especially with the pain. I just can’t do it. There is a lot of work involved in uploading videos. You don’t just shoot a camera and then *bloop* it’s done. You know, there’s a lot with editing and, you know, trying to make sure that everything looks right with the light and you know, is my hair okay? You know, whatever it may be. The editing part can be grueling, but worth it. So I really, truly hope to be uploading videos; I hope before the end of the year, for sure. But I’m not gonna set unrealistic goals this time. For the remainder of the year… Right now. I just hope to get out one more. If I do more, awesome. If I can’t do it at all, that will be disappointing and I’ll have to look at… where I’m at with things and make some decisions. So… Anyway, if you’ve stayed this long, thank you so much. You’re awesome! And again, I will leave the description down below for my art Instagram. I hope to see you guys very soon! Miss you so much. Okay. Bye Muah!

5 thoughts on “Did I Quit Polymer Clay? – A Chatty Update

  1. Yeah, so… Sorry for saying "um" so much. This video was totally unscripted & I was just going off the top of my head with stuff I wanted to say. Thanks for watching! πŸ’Ÿ

  2. You're funny. So glad to see you! I do hope we get more clay videos in the future! Oh and flamingo. Hehehe πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ™„πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‡πŸ˜ΈπŸ€ΈπŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ¦„πŸŒΉβ˜•πŸŽ‰β™ΏπŸ’―

  3. Your such an inspiration hun, so glad to see and hear from you!!! Looking forward for the next fab video!!!😍😍😍

  4. I just went to your links for disability and oh my god are you okay? That sounds scary! I really get it now. Madd respect for you. You look pretty even though you feel so bad. If you cant do clay videos maybe you can just talk to us sometime. I hope.

  5. Hey there RSD/CRPS sister. Wow, can I just repost this on my channel? Yup… Something happened to me in January, which was the three year anniversary of my becoming disabled (the POTS was diagnosed within two weeks but the RSD/CRPS took a few months) and I've just been, for a lack of a better word, depressed. I haven't been able to really craft at all. I don't post about it so I haven't been on IG much. We actually just went on our first vacation since I've been diagnosed. It was really awesome and I did have fun, but now it's back to reality…
    Anyway, you know you can always text me if you ever need to talk. I'm glad you've been doing mixed media – I'm glad it's been helpful to you! Best wishes to you along with hugs and spoons. xxxx

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