Sometimes I think we all get a little too comfortable in our surroundings and with what we are doing and fail to challenge and push ourselves out of our comfort zones. I know this is true of me at times so when this new challenge presented itself to me, I was excited and petrified all at the same time!
So, what am I talking about you may be asking yourselves?! Well, about 6 weeks or so ago, by recommendation of Lara Le Reveur (thanks Lara!), I was asked by Staedtler to demonstrate their new polymer clay kits at the upcoming Melbourne Toy and Hobby Fair. The kits are made up of adorable little figurines and as most of would know, I am NOT a sculptor by any means so I was a little unsure as to whether I would be able to do these kits justice. I agree to give it a go and I was so glad that I did.
I spent the week leading up to the fair (which was held on 16th – 19th March 2014), testing and creating examples from the kits (and having lots of fun doing it too!).
I spent 4 days with the team from Staedtler at their stand at the Toy Fair – what better job could I ask for? – playing with polymer clay all day and telling potential consumers how great it is! I challenge you to find a better one!!
I met some wonderful people including the team from Staedtler who were very welcoming and encouraging (and saw some wonderful new toys too!). Hopefully I will be doing more work with them in the future.