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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Girl+Mud= Happiness

Sometimes I worry too much. I think too much about the future... wondering if I'll ever have my own home with space to garden, and a little studio where I can create. I worry about money, and the fact that I have no retirement plan to speak of. I think about all the things I'm giving up to be here taking classes. How living like a "starving student" is much harder when you're 42 than when your 22! But when I sit down with a big ole chunk 'o mud at the wheel... my worries melt away, at least for the moment... and I am happy.

One of my personal goals for this class, as silly as it sounds, was just to be able to throw a large salad bowl. When I go to potlucks, or family functions... I like to make a big yummy salad! I just thought it would be cool next time to bring a big ole salad in a bowl I made myself! It's hard to center & throw a bowl this large... and usually the clay first beats me up... and then disperses itself into an uncentered glob all over the wheel! Not this time! 

Yippee!!! I have to admit to doing just a little jumping up & down in the studio with my arms in the air...
it's the moments like these that make it all worthwhile!


Annie Coe said...

I know the feeling! Congrats on the bowl!
Sweet photo of you. Get the book I am reading,(busting Loose) it will change how you feel about money! xoxo

KClark Photography said...

The bowl looks beautiful. Well balanced for a well balanced diet. I can't wait to see the finished product.

PhotoGrunt said...

Hey Becky, congratulations...nice job! I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like after it's been glazed and fired.

Wanda said...

I can appreciate your joy of success, Becky. I've watched pottery being made and have seen it wobble and fall too! Your bowl looks perfect!

Gail said...

This is always something I wanted to do. My experience with clay has been limited to natural clay here.

Getting dirty is a fun thing, whether making pottery or planting in the soil

Tanya Gwen Minnick said...

I SO understand what you said about not having the means to get where you want to get..or have the green space, or art studio space..I too struggle with that..I'm almost 30 and I still wonder if it will ever happen. however, I suppose things will fall into place when they should and as they should. As just this morning I got a call from the organizer of an art gallery showing and two of my paintings have been selected to show!! how fun to wake up to that call!!! you too will find what your heart desires, in due time.
I love pottery!! I swear my coffee and or tea tastes better from my real pottery mugs.
I would love to learn, and take a class! great goals to work towards.
wishing you all the best!!
PEace and light

Pat said...

Hey - that looks great. The only thing I think to make it better would be for Patrick Swayze to walk in and do a scene like from Ghost. Actually, it would be exactly like Ghost since he's no longer with us!

DirtKicker Pottery said...

That is a beautiful big bowl! Totally happy dance time :)