Good morning to all of you! I have been thinking about you all and this blog, trying to decide what I should be saying here. I think that as an artist and a potter there are so many things that we think about, and because we are artist so much of what we produce comes from inside, our thoughts, how we feel, our mood they way we got out of bed and our feet hit the floor!!!
It is incredible. It is so not like going to the office switching on the computer and just “getting to work”. I know for me I have to walk into the shop, get the coffee going, put the hot water on, straighten up, turn on all the lights, get the music going, water the plants, make the popcorn, take a walk….and then, sit with a cup of coffee and contemplate the day.
Sometimes I don’t even feel like getting the clay out. It takes an act of my will to begin. I find that if I do get everything out in front of me, and I see my tools, flip open the computer and take a walk through Pinterest or another potters site, that a feeling begins inside me, the one that inspires me, I begin think of an idea or see something that I am interested in, close the computer and begin.
From there the snow ball begins to roll, I find my groove and soon several hours have passed and I don’t want to quit! The funny thing is that I begin to feel alive and my soul is being fed. There is a calm that happens… a sort of quiet happy in my heart….especially if what I am doing turns out like I had hoped!
So, I think what I am going to do with this time of reflection, in my morning, or late at night, or in the in-between time is to just talk to you and share a little of me and how I do things. It is fun to share!
Today I have lots of mugs and bugs to accomplish. Not just the dragon fly but caterpillars and centipedes and lizards….and who knows what else!!
I will let you know how it does! have a great day, and I will talk to you after a bit.