Wednesday, February 23, 2011

studio greenware and other tales

Life continues on....

with kitty love (i mean LOVE),
little boy smiles,
some new pots
and some tired legs.

my "love" vase

the "max" series, inspired by early max drawings (i added the ears)

utensil holders...

tankards, turned vases

beautiful Pepper the kitty cat.

I am excited to glaze this new batch of pots. For the first time I will bisque them first and see if I can get some
more predictable results.

Running more and more recently. Well, I have to in order not to pass out during the 1/2 marathon. So April 9th will tell all. Do I have it in me or not. I have always wanted to run a marathon. A good friend is trying to talk me into running the Marine Corp Marathon in D.C. in October. It makes me nervous just thinking about it, oh and tired. ;o)
For now I have my sights set on 13.1 miles and will access my level of insanity after that goal is accomplished.

Here's to crocus's and daffodils and the feeling a touch of spring and inspire in the soul.

Monday, February 14, 2011

love is in the air

‎~“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it

via Care Highway International

~The first duty of love is to listen ~ Paul Tillich

via Donna Bargoil Hertel (you always have the best 
inspirational quotes)

I am not a huge fan of Valentine's Day. I mean I love to love 

but I do not find the commercialization of love a beautiful thing.

Today I celebrate the love I have for my family. My husband,

who works so hard at a job that is unrewarding, my boys, who 

love me unconditionally, even when I am sure I do not deserve

it, and most of all today for my Mom I have had since I was 3.

She went from a mother of two to a mother of 7 over night and

shared her passion for art, spirituality and grace with us all, but 

especially me.

I love you and hope you feel loved on this special day of love.

(it is you birthday, after all!!!!)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

running and cooking and throwing, oh my

I have committed to a lot recently.

Training for a 1/2 marathon, April 9th.

Art show April 30th, my first in a very long time.

Work of many varieties, child care and home restoration.

Class room volunteer, at least once a week.

Drama Club assistant/organizer on Mondays
(although I have had a heck of a time getting it going this semester.. and not sure it will actually happen until next year.)

Mom,cleaner,cook,driver,gardener, home fixer, counselor,redirector,negotiation facilitator,worrier,etc.

Having goals helps me to focus and be more productive.
It makes me inspired and determined and energized.

It can also make me feel worn out and worried about being good enough to do it all.

So with a deep breath, I ran 6 miles this morning (burr...)
cleaned, grocered,laundered,cooked and
threw a some Unomi's (tea bowls or wine cups)

I feel satisfied but uncertain I can keep up this pace.

Wednesday's and Thursday's I have the privilege of hanging out with my buddy, the
almost walking, Axel.

Friday I am working with my friend Mary and need to get a long run in.

This is where I need to get organized and use my time management skills. I think I may need to borrow someones organization and time management skills. Are they for sale?

Mostly I feel excited about all these challenges and goals and responsibilities but sometimes I just want to hide under 
the covers and take a nice, warm, nap.

Warm being the operative word here. Warm. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

clay masks and monday's

rohan's mask

sam's mask

katherine's mask

andrea's mask

judy's mask

max's mask (will take a better one soon)

sayo's mask

erisa's mask

Monday was a teacher work day and we had a mask making gathering.
Fabulous aren't they?