And to end the day on a bright note..I threw 3 of the most beautiful bowls!!! I can honestly say that they are the BEST I have ever made!! I had intended on making a couple of soup bowls for a non-profit event, Empty Bowls. But I soon realized that with 2 pounds of clay...the bowls turned out to be a little larger than a soup bowl. More like a really large salad bowl, or a small serving bowl. Regardless, I'm pretty proud of them!! I'm slightly disappointed that I can only sit at my wheel for 20-30 minutes at a time before I need to take a break for at least an hour (due to my disabilities). But, as I hone my skills, I am able to produce more pieces that are better quality in that time frame.
|Trimming a bowl|
I've had to redefine my definition of "productive". I want to continue to make with my hands, and pump out as many of the ideas I have running around in my mind. But I know that my body will retaliate and I will not be able to create on the wheel for days. A slow and steady pace is one that I need to learn to embrace more than what I do.
At any rate!! Today has been a good, productive, and a-ok day. Even health wise..it's been ok. Not great..but not bad either. :)