okay, i'll admit it (if it's not obvious), Facebook is crack. it's become an unnecessary evil in my world. a world in which i need to be more productive and organize some affairs. i have a super busy fall and need to focus! so, this is it....i'm breaking up with Facebook....for awhile. a holiday is more like it. i love keeping up with everyone and in the isolated biz that art can be, and the social person i am...it is a welcomed treat.
that being said, i do have a business to run and an online presence that needs tending, so i won't be completely gone...just personally in absentia. my email is listed in my info...so feel free to use that if needed.
Ceramics does not provide the instant gratification I am so used to. There are many stages of process with kiln visits and drying time thrown in between. It is testing my patience threshold. One one hand, it provides time to think about the next step as opposed to just going for it, which is my usual fashion; on the other....well, it's just a waiting game.
It is good for my ADD brain, that is a benefit. So while waiting I work on other projects! Thursday I trekked to Dripping Springs to my old j.o.b. to make stretcher bars for some painitngs! Here are some snapshots of my production. That resource has proven itself over and over again to be a godsend when I need to build stuff, etc. Thanks Ted.
Then, I headed to Dougherty again to continue sample making for classes.
I have been designing a coffee table book about my tangent trailer project from awhile back. I'm flip flopping between computer programs to get the final look just right, but hopefully soon it will be done. There is an obsession to have my whole life documented and organized into these books. All on a bookshelf for perusal. This desire to do so eludes me, but I have to do it.
I ventured to the Dougherty Arts School, where I will be begin teaching in November, to make acquaintance with the ceramics studio and produce a few samples for the workshops. I was all alone and just had a ball. The smell, the standard equipment and ways all seem the same since the last time I graced a traditional clay studio (a decade ago). I'm anticipating my workshops and looking forward to them evolving into bigger & better classes; but I need to get back in the swing of things first.
Here are some stamps I made at Stefanie's the other week, for the applique class.