Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Pottery- 2 hour delay
Today Whynot Pottery ran on a "two hour" delay. It was cold, slippery and the covers were warm and inviting. Some days it is hard to get out to the studio and today was one of those.
The day reminded me of hard winter- a day you can make excuses not to work- but the CALENDAR says it is March- well shoot how did that happen?
As these thought went through my head I was reminded that this was and is our business. We do this for a living- such as it is these days. Even with the down turn and worry we get up everyday and go work in some form in our studio.
When we started this in 1982- it took a bit of time to find the right rhythm to the business because we were not prolific throwers and could have used about 2 more years either in school or working for someone else.
But we learned to get up and go do something everyday- what we learned from this is:
A- we still don't know what we are doing- but we have better skills to do it with.
B- if you get the clay ready and heat the water and stand at your wheel some pots will come out.
C- when in doubt do something else- go mow the lawn, move some bricks, go away from the studio, go to a museum, take a hike, read a book, bake some bread, read some blogs- renew yourself.
D- this is not all fun and games- it is hard work.
E- but most of all would you really do anything else if you could- brain sugery maybe?
Life is full of choices- I think we made ours.
Whynot Pottery- open tomorrow regular hours- let's make some pots!