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!