I watched a video last night that pretty much summed up why I am not making pottery right now. It was pretentious and absurd and elitist and I actually couldn't even finish it. I just kept saying to myself, who put them up on that ceramics throne? This is the problem I have with pottery right now. Potters around here started out working on dirt floors in their denim overalls and they had no visions of pots going into a gallery in NY or LA. They just made pots for people to use. I really dislike where ceramics is right now, this elitist potter status is so far beyond my realm of where I want to be in life, I just don't even want to touch clay because of it all. I will never be invited into that club and I will never work hard enough to get there anyway. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy for the potters that have reached this pinnacle of success, they deserve every bit of it. And there is that competitive, driven soul deep inside me that knows how this game is played and sometimes considers playing it, but man, it wears me out to even think of going down that road!
The pretentious "scholars" make me want to barf up my dinner, and then I am reminded why I am not playing this game.....
Oh well, good thing I am a damn fine prop master! I have a prop gig every month from now until May, whoop!
Today I was a crafter, and I enjoyed the hell out of it! and this project will never end up in a gallery, ha!
I made a recipe journal for Wesley to take to school. She will have her own house this year and no meal plan, just a kitchen where she will have to prepare her own meals. So I thought I would help her out with some menu ideas. I kept them simple with ingredients she can easily shop for and prep.
Here's what I did:
I bought a cheap photo album at the local thrift store. It doesn't have to be pretty, it will be covered up.
I cut the back off of it, so it is able to stand. I covered it up with some pretty hand made papers.
Drilled holes in the top for the rings to go through.
Got out my markers and my water colors and wrote down a few ideas for her on bristol board.
We can add more cards as we think of things. She can add her own drawings and ideas.
Ta Da! Here it is finished. When you move the front cover to the back, it acts as an easel so if Wes is reading a recipe, it can stand on the counter.
Happy recipient. Happy crafter. Don't look for me in a NY gallery any time soon, haha!
I am what I am.....
weigh in tomorrow, I hope to be 8 pounds lighter!