I’ve been told that lots of times that half the battle is just showing up.  That may be true, but the other part of that ‘battle’ is in the planning and as usual, I’m in the thick of it.

 

Those of you who know me well are going to be shaking your heads and saying ‘Not AGAIN’, and the rest of you who are getting to know me will be saying you can’t wait to see what’s up — because I’m in the midst of planning, with Terrie MacDonald, a pottery show to take place here in Frankford in the Fall!  A show of all things clay — functional, sculptural, mosaic — if clay is the primary medium we’ll have it!  Can’t wait to share all of the details with you as they become finalized BUT keep the weekend of September 23rd and 24th clear in your calendars.  Enough of that for now.  I’M SO EXCITED!

 

First coat, waiting for the details …

Painting is finished, waiting for clear glaze.

You know what happens when you get excited about something?  The enthusiasm leaks onto everything … so I’m also pumped about the new series of pots I’m doing.  It takes ages and ages of time to get one pot done but for some reason I don’t really care.  There’s something meditative about sitting and painting on the pots, repeating designs, and concentrating on what’s in front of me.  It’s making me think about other ways to do them.  I have retrieved all of the underglaze/glaze supplies that was tucked away in cupboards (that’s what happens when you keep on taking courses, so much stuff!) and am letting the ideas of what to do with it all ferment until the next batch of pots are thrown.  Almost having too much fun …

 

And speaking of meditative.  I have a meditation class starting on Monday, February 6th (just in case you’re interested).  It will be very informal, goes from 1:30 to 2:30, and will cover some basic meditation techniques.  Seems like we could all use a little antidote to the stuff in the air from the news and other media sources — little break from it all might make us a little more mindful of everything else (like the good things under our noses!).  

 

Hope you’re having a great day!  

 

Susan McD