Thursday, March 13, 2014
We are all over the place and Mr. Doubt comes for a visit
Oh, yea, what could possibly go wrong?
You would think that we never doubt what we do. The only time I think we don't is when we are making work.
As soon as you stare at that piece of clay that is ready for the glaze old man doubt comes rolling in the door.
He says to me, "do you know what you are doing?"
I always say, "no, but don't tell."
Then I like to argue with myself on the steps that it takes to finish glazing one.
"You should try slips," Mr. Doubt loves to tell me.
"You should try spraying a glaze."
"Yea, I say let's add that to the mix."
"Raku!", he screams at me.
"And, I have worked this out, you want me to start all over again???"
"Why not?", he laughs.
Why not indeed.
Get out of my space....
What goes through your mind when you are working?
We are going to work that little girl out this year.
(you could get a real job) Quiet!
― Bertrand Russell
“We’ll never survive!”
“Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride