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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Heat vs. motivation

I'm in one of those less than motivated to do anything funks. Don't want to go to my studio, don't have any ideas at all for clay. Do I just keep cranking out these same houses that people like and want to buy? Shouldn't I have some new and exciting ideas? Well, I don't.... it's hot outside and I am dragging around like a snail. Apparently shoppers are in the same funk, nothing much is selling either.
 I liked my dish drain this morning. I looked down at all of my old friends there and it just made me smile. How nice to use items made by people that care about their craft and get excited when they open a kiln.
Heart rocks and sea glass from Maine. Great reminders of walking on the shore near Boothbay in a light rain, collecting these things with Wesley and Gerry.
Summer seems to be flying by, I am definitely on summer vacation...........

7 comments:

Susan Wells said...

Oooooooo! Love those Maine rocks. And your dish strainer:) Been making tea bowls today and thinking a lot about the intimacy of creating something for someone to put their mouth on. Hand made. Yeah.

Lori Buff said...

Sometimes it's hard to find the motivation. If you try doing something eles like making a collage, drawing or reading Dr. Seuss books you may find some ideas come pouring in.

Hollis Engley said...

With temps as high as you've been having down there, I'd find it hard to do anything but sit in the shade and read. And even that would be too much exertion.
Love that dish drainer ...

cookingwithgas said...

the heat is an issue- we have one stack in the kiln and are now hiding in the basement office....we need a day soon.

Michèle Hastings said...

moving slow here too. i did manage to work up a sweat and pug a whole bunch of clay... it wasn't a pretty site.

Amy said...

yeah- summer vacation! glad you're taking a break. I agree, it's hard to do much of anything in the hot. I've been staying indoors much more...

Tracey Broome said...

thanks ya'll. It's SOOOOOO hot!!!!!