Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wandering Wednesday

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

-Alexander Pope,
An Essay on Man, Epistle I, 1733
Mark vase listed on the Etsy shop

Don't you love the promise of spring?
I find myself full of the thoughts of what comes to us with another year.
I am also bouncing around and falling down like those tumblers.
I can't quite get my footing on what to make next.
I use to have a mental list and a written list of what I needed to make for the next kiln load.
But I feel as if my mental has gone on walk-a-bout...
In fact I have a vision of myself walking away and just walking, walking and walking.
I don't know where I am going in this walk but in my mind if I start I might never stop.

tumbling down

I might need to crawl a little and just make some mugs today.
Working with a shape that has comfort and my hands know what to do and my thoughts can walk.
So mugs...
or sugar jars....
maybe a list would help.
guess who is crawling
So I leave you with some baby love- having just seen and spent some time with the GRAND baby. She is a joy.
Yes, I am totally smitten.

Baby love
Maybe I will have pots to show soon!


Gary's third pottery blog said...

awesome tumblers and even MORE awesome grandbaby!

AMW said...

Oh my gosh! What a GREAT GREAT picture of you guys with MJ. I love it!

Linda Starr said...

Great photo, and looks like we both have Spring fever, 2/15 supposed to be last frost date here and I've got the windows opened up airing out the house. Have a good one.

Linda Starr said...

great photo of you two and grand daughter.

Tracey Broome said...

You and Mark are beautiful grandparents, look at that smile on your face! LOOK at that BABY!!!!!!
Mind is upstairs puking right now, no clay for me today!

Judy Shreve said...

Thank goodness for grandbabies and smiles and family love. You must have so much on your mind and so much you would love to change. Hope Lee is doing as well as she can. You will get back to pots -- those tumblers are beautiful.

Michèle Hastings said...

your grand baby is beautiful... love those cheeks!

Laurie said...

Love the vase, and those pics!

Shortstuff said...

Looks to me like you're not the only one who's smitten. Mark looks ike he's giving her a Maori greeting.

Hollis Engley said...

Hey, we have tumblers just like those in our cabinet! No baby like that one, though. Lucky grandparents.

cookingwithgas said...

Hi all! yes- baby love is the best- no questions asked.
Well she does try to ask but no real words YET!

Anonymous said...

wow, what a gorgeous little one... she loves grandpa, and grandma too but i love the look she's giving grandpa. hope springs eternal said...

Lovely photos! Sometimes we all need a break to be a little bit intentionally distracted...