Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind here in North Carolina. We get a day that's warm and sunny like Spring, then we get ice and snow, then we get another spring tease, then we get hurricane force winds and tornado warnings. It's been crazy weather and it seems to be having the same effect on me, can't make up my mind what I want to do. I know I don't want to be outside right now. I've done some weaving, some reading, some painting, photographed some work, visited with friends, spent time with my family. But no clay work to show you. My studio is just too cold. I went out the other day thinking I would just cut off a chunk of clay and bring it in the house, but it was frozen solid. Yesterday was warm and wet, and I did manage to put my studio back in some sort of order after the studio tour in December. It's nice and clean now, found all the things I had stored away, and I'm ready to go when we get another wishy washy day. Gerry and I went over to UNC's campus on Tuesday for breakfast and walked around in the brief warm weather. The campus is so beautiful and historic and it's a great place to go for a walk after breakfast on Franklin St. It was such a short window of warmth but very welcome just the same.
I have been trying to capture the view from my kitchen table with watercolors. I'm not that good and I don't know when to stop, so it ends up being muddy, but I seem to be learning from that and going more slowly, less water, less clutter. I haven't managed to use the brush Brandon Phillips sent me awhile back for any clay deco, but it makes really great tree branches.
It's so bleak out there.......
Yesterday I walked around on the paths in our woods and my cat followed me every step of the way, like a dog and she kept rubbing up next to me to get warm, I suppose. She's ready for spring too.
I can feel it coming just around the bend, can't you?