Goodbye Inspector Buzzkill – Lessons in Creativity

Inspector Buzzkill - Polymer Clay TutorVideo #754: In this video I use a big catapult, metaphorically speaking of course, to fling negativity far, far away from you.

Is that negative voice in your head holding you back from finishing your polymer clay projects, or even stopping you before you get started?

Fellow clayer Valerie Mellors calls that voice, Inspector Buzzkill… and I think he needs to go! Perhaps you could fling him across some field using a catapult device :)

I want you all to be able to find joy in the process of learning about polymer clay. Let go of those negative thoughts and voices that lie to you, and tell you that your things aren’t good enough. The thoughts that hold you back from ever opening that pack of polymer clay, or trying that new technique, because you’re afraid of screwing it up… they all have to go.

In this behind-the-scenes Studio Cam video, I share some thoughts and tips on how to how to deal with your own version of the nefarious Inspector Buzzkill.

In the comments section below this video, do share your own stories of how negativity has held you back in the past! And more importantly, tell us what has helped you to overcome those creative blocks.

Do you have any suggestions for videos on tips, techniques or products you would like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments section below!

My goal is to help you to learn quicker and easier ways to bring up the professionalism in your polymer clay art.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!

Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Caroline T, 07 October, 2016

    Hi Cindy

    Wise words about how to overcome that inner voice that wants to shrivel our creative impulses! You were fortunate to have young parents who didn’t squash your creative play, although it’s a real credit to you (and them) that you also found the self-discipline within yourself to eventually produce a consistently high standard of beautiful work. I’m probably a generation older than you and my parents were not laid back but I have learned to go easy on myself, so that I can now enjoy the whole learning curve with polymer clay, even when I make a complete hash of things! Anyway, thank you so much. Great tips.

  2. Cindy Lietz, 08 October, 2016

    Thanks Caroline for your thoughtful comment. I love hearing that you have found a way to understand and support yourself in your creative journey.

  3. Ahnaf Nafim Shiraj, 08 October, 2016

    Can you make a video about Cernit polymer clay?

  4. Cindy Lietz, 10 October, 2016

    Hi Ahnaf, I am actually waiting on a package from France that will include some Cernit clay so that I can test it for you guys. It could be awhile before it gets reviewed, but know that it is in the plans. Thanks for asking!

  5. Elaina S, 09 October, 2016

    I totally agree with what you’re saying regarding Prof. Buzz kill. We all really need to be more positive with ourselves and each other in the crafting and handmade community. Thanks so much for the peptalk!

  6. Cindy Lietz, 10 October, 2016

    You are very welcome Elaina! I am glad that these words spoke to you. Anything that helps us to be happier and more fulfilled as an artist and human being is a good thing!

  7. Arabelis S, 01 May, 2017

    Hi! I just want to let you know how amazing you are! Just by watching your videos I’ve learned a lot. Today I just made my first polymer clay things. For many people this might be nothing, but for me is a huge thing. They didn’t burned , have flexibility and didn’t break . Now I have to work on the details and practice other techniques. My dream is to have my own business but I have a long way before I get there. I am definitely buying your videos soon.

  8. Cindy Lietz, 01 May, 2017

    Thank you for the sweet message Arabelis. So glad to hear that my videos have been helpful for you. Thanks for saying so :-)

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