By on September 14, 2016.
Lately I have been spending more time in my â€œgarageâ€ studio, working with clay. Itâ€™s so nice to make some time for it again. It isnâ€™t like riding a bike, your muscles have to remember again, how you throw and move the clay, itâ€™s those tiny gestures that bring out the characters in your work. You also have to remember all those little nuances that made your work, your work. Itâ€™s weird though, I realize that I have changed and what worked for me in the past is not holding the same attention as once it had. So, I stopped working and decided to do some researching on the â€œinternetâ€ for some ideas. That was a good idea and a bad idea. I got lost on Pinterest, I love Pinterest but Wow! It can waste a lot of my time. I looked on ceramics daily, also a favorite website of mine. Lots of free videos too, so itâ€™s nice to see other ceramic artists at work. I also found a Canadian group called, â€œMake-and-doâ€ http://www.makeanddo.ca it featured some local talent. It was all so inspirational and there are so many ideas out there.http://www.makeanddo.caWhich is great and awful all at the same time. Because with so many ideas bouncing around out there, itâ€™s easy to be caught up in everybody elseâ€™s stuff. You think, â€œoh I should try that, or that, or that!!!â€ and the list goes on and on. The truth is I canâ€™t try it all (I would if I lived to like 500 years) So I guess my point is, I got distracted. Itâ€™s easy to get lost in all the information, ideas and all the great work out there. It can be both inspiring and leave you a bit lost as where to begin. As much as I enjoyed my day of research, after it all I knew I just needed to focus on my work, what I want to do, what specks to me. The work I enjoyed today was other peoples amazing ideas and their work that they have worked hard to develop, I totally appreciated it. I will say I did enjoy looking, but now I am ready to start doing. I finished tiling my sign today, and am hoping to get a bisque firing in by the weekend. Another great part of this week, the weather. Itâ€™s been gorgeous out, perfect fall weather.
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