Monday, March 11, 2013
A spider a day keeps the flies away.
I just made that up, but I am sure you had already figured that out.
I moved some of Mark's vases down to the bisque room to dry while I am waxing and planning the gas load that is still in the works. This spider has already moved in and taken over the space. How quick she was to move in a claim this as hers.
I hate to break it to her but if she stays it will be into the bisque kiln that she will be going.
I have a load of pots in the kiln that are ready for a bisque firing tomorrow and I have 16 shelves all waxed and ready for glazing to begin in the morning. I am big on starting tomorrow.
I always loved the lines from Gone with the wind.
Wow, talk about racy.
So tomorrow it is since I need to breathe between the waxing and the glazing just to clear my head from step one over to step two, or is this step 3?
Frankly my dear...
I have been enjoying the daffodils that are in the yard. This group of flowers were the ones that were being mowed down for years until I discovered they were there and stopped the mowing. Mark put some good mulch and fertilizer around them last year and look at them now.
They are fabulous.
I usually will clip a few for the house but I can not even think about cutting any of these sine they are so pretty where they are. Plus I see them everyday on the walk from the house to the studio and back again.
I was lucky enough to spot the Bald Eagle just as it flew low over the pond yesterday and disturbed the geese that have been swimming around trying to claim it as theirs. I noticed the geese moved on. We are not the best place for geese to raise a family anyway since the turtles think that the wee ones are tasty. We have tried to tell the geese that the babies just become turtle bait but they try year after year to have some little ones on the pond.
I had a rambling thought the last few days and I was thinking about how many folks have other jobs and then like to spend their days off in the studio getting some pots made.
Mark and I find that we need a few days off not making pots and are working really hard to have at least one day a week where we do not even walk through the studio door.
I know if we walk in the door there will be something that has to be done and the next thing you know there goes our day off.
So if you make pots all the time what do you do to relax and recharge?
Yesterday he "cooked" a batch of beer while I made bread, granola, marinated a chicken and some vegetables for later when some friends came for dinner, beer and laughs. I sat outside and read while he fished, made some things on my sewing machine and we took an hour to walk in the sun.
Then today, since it was a tomorrow's yesterday, we were ready to go back to work.
What is a good day off for you?