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Monday, April 9, 2012

Inspire Me

 

Yesterday I was complaining to Wesley that I just wasn't feeling inspired, and worried that I might even be getting tired of clay. Of course she reminded me that I had been making a bunch of houses the past few weeks, and might just need to take a break from it. Then we passed this barn that I had photographed before and I thought, hey a barn with a ladder, yeah! Inspired!











Then I got this amazing wool in the mail today from Anna Branner along with an envelope full of the most beautiful bird feathers she had picked up.




Last week I mentioned the group show I have coming up at Lark and Key and how I would like to somehow work in the same sort of themes the other artists use in their paintings, and Anna offered me some wool. Perfect, what if I made a little nest of wool and put some little clay eggs in it?!
Inspired!!
By the way, Anna has a very cute barn featured on her blog right now :)  I think I might owe her one with some wool :)


And what if I used one of the feathers she sent, and maybe make the roof cobalt blue to match the feather, and what if I did a cone 6 reduction glaze on some of them, or raku fired them....


Now, I am bursting with new ideas. Thank you, thank you Anna for the wool and the feathers, they have set me off on a fun new adventure!!!!!





Last week my friend Susan gave me this glass door knob she found in the woods! What if I added it to a roof and then added the little girl? I would have to call this piece Susan, since she gave me the door knob and also because she left a post on a previous blog about this little doll and how she had a dream she was in the grocery with just a shirt on, haha! More inspired!

So I am back to liking clay again and can't get pieces made fast enough for the ideas I have. I think that is part of the problem. I still have all of these frozen charlotte dolls and the iron finials from Cindy Shake to work with, but my mind keeps moving on to new things, it's just that physically I can't keep up and I have all these things to get made before I can make room for the new ideas. I don't know how to stay ahead of this and it makes me quite antsy.

How in the world would I ever get anything made if not for all of you friends out there! I have been gifted with so many great things that inspire me and make me want to keep making more, I have no idea how I can repay all of these wonderful gifts, but I will someday, somehow!!! Thank you to all that send me these wonderful treasures! Why on Earth would anyone have to look at another potter/artist for inspiration when all you have to do is walk outside, or open your eyes to what is around you. And, NO, this is not a personal attack on any one individual, so don't go getting pissy on me, I'm just stating the obvious!!
xo

11 comments:

Anna M. Branner said...

I always pick up those smaller colorful feathers...and now I know why! SO glad I thought to include them. And that they've inspired you. :)

cookingwithgas said...

the glint in an old ladies eye,the toes of a baby,the way light falls through a window, the sun shinning on water-the glass knob of a door...the feel of wool...it's all there just for the taking.

Tracey Broome said...

Anna, I am SO glad you sent that package today! You don't know how much I needed a little push! Meredith, you are so right, free stuff and the best there is!!! Oh yeah, toes of a baby!!! xo

angela walford said...

hope nobody sends toes :P

Cat's Ceramics said...

So glad you became inspired again! Here's to finding the magic in everything! x

Dennis Allen said...

Blue jay feathers as shingles? That would be nice.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

I love it when the universe listens...and answers!!
:)

Lori Buff said...

It seems like people are inspired by your work too. They look at a found glass doorknob now as something special, not just some trash in the woods. They give it to you knowing you'll use it on one of your houses and continue the cycle of inspiration.

Susan Wells said...

I think the light coming in from the glass knob would do a good job at magnifying all that electricity in that house from that nekid girl!

rae dunn. said...

LOVE the DOLL !

handstories said...

just a great post! i feel this way often about fabric and wool. that there is just too much to do...in my early 30's, had a dear friend who was always saying, "one lifetime isn't enough for all i want to do!" i didn't get it. she died suddenly, a few yrs. later, at 42. i wish i could tell her i get it now.