Last Monday I managed to stick an exacto knife into my left hand in the joint where the index finger meets the palm of the hand. The cut was small in width, but I took it to the bone so the impact has been worse than I had hoped. I still can't hold a figure to paint it and can't manage to sculpt with the left hand either so I'm trying to be creative with making "holders" or "easels" to support pieces to paint while my hand heals.
Below is the figure, "Maximilian Moon", on the second orb I have painted this year. I achieved painting him by using a large coffee mug with cling wrap placed loosely over the opening of the mug so it would keep the orb from moving or shifting as I painted. A friend had suggested I use a pillow, but I couldn't keep the orb stable so I came up with the mug as a holder...darned if it didn't work! A little patience (not my strong suit by any means!) and creative solutions do appear!
Patience is being taught to me...I'm listening, I'm listening!!
Have a great week!