I came to Philadelphia only a few months ago to start my education at The University of the Arts. Since September, I have been making these miniature potted plants out of polymer clay. A lot of my free time each week has been devoted to the creation of my plants, and I have begun to accumulate quite a collection of them. Most of them are desert plants such as cactuses and succulents, and each plant is a different species. I have become very innovative in my materials, using toothbrush bristles for the spines of the cactuses. I don’t even use my desk anymore, because it has been taken over by my little plants. I am pleased to have developed a weekly practice that helps me relax and keeps me creating.