Most of the sculpture in my gallery are gypsum reproductions of my original sculpture. I make the original in clay of some kind, ( usually sculpey)and have a mold made on that original. The original sculpture is reproduced in gypsum. I do most of the detailing in this gypsum reproduction. When I am done,several molds are made on the final finished sculpture. These molds are then used to produce many copies of the sculpture. The gypsum sculptures are airbrushed, and finished by hand.
Makes sense. Someone once explained to me that there is a difference between "work", which brings a sense of satisfaction, accomplishment and fulfillment, and toil, which is decidedly less pleasant. I'm sure there are days when you're not sure which is which! But, no matter. I hope you keep doing what you're doing. It's wonderful.
Then there is "puttering", which may include more back-breaking labor that anyone does in a work day, but is self-directed, so therefor it is fun. Such as: "Oh! I feel like digging up the flower beds today!"