Friday, August 21, 2009

A station break

This kiln load seems to be busting my chops.
I have been the, bull in the china shop.
Knocking over pots, two broken, splashing hot wax on the bisque while I am waxing, many pots put aside to fire off the wax from unwanted areas.
My feet hurt and I want to take a nap.

And yes I would like some cheese with that whine.

Maybe I am sleep walking.

It is the end of the summer and it is hot and humid. Has the heat settled in my brain and stopping me from functioning correctly?

I am glazing teapots, which is slow.
I am keeping my focus by thinking about Julia over at Henhouse Pottery, who would like to buy a teapot.

If I focus on someone while I am glazing and how I think they might enjoy having this pot it takes away the pain of the feet and that part of my brain that is plagued by self doubt.
The one which says, " go do something else for a living.... why do you continue to torture your self and others?"
Then I have to laugh at myself.
I whisper back to Mr. self doubt, " go away, go bother someone else, Can't you see I am busy."

7 comments: said...

It's the weather, oppressive August, I just hate it! And rightly so, my husband's very obnoxious brother was born in August :)
Just keep thinking about those wonderful fall days around the corner!!!! I hope those two beautiful pots in the photo aren't the ones you broke!

Abela Bodycare said...

Definitely the weather! Hot & thick for sure today.

Linda Starr said...

I hope things smooth out in the glazing department. I remember my grandmother used to have a fan set up outside, I always thought that was strange till I experienced the humidity of the South, now I know she was very wise.

Anonymous said...

I Love that you posted that. I only seem to like leather hard, after that I think what the heck am I doing, no one will buy anything I make...Than I go to a show and sell well and forget about it till next time! GRIN

Shortstuff said...

You provide beauty for the world to enjoy and use. I make people fill out forms. What do you think is most fulfilling? ;^) Love you.

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Tracey- no those pots were safe- it was small pots and mine not Mark's I hate to break someone else's work!
Hi Linda- it has been hot and the older I get the less I like it!
Thank goodnesss we added A/C to the work area!
Abela- hot and think like soup!
Mary- thanks for stopping in- I do love making- it's all the other stuff...
Les- I make forms and you fill them out- but I could use some of your skills!

Anonymous said...

the pieces in the picture sure are nice... it's a pain when you get tired and start knocking stuff over... tell mr. doubt to read the previous post about going for walks in the morning and checking out the garden.