Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Reminders for the New year.

 How well do we think we will remember something?
There are many times when I am working on tiles that I think I will remember how I applied the glazes, until I sit down and pick up a brush.
As soon as I pick up the brush, all the remembering seems to walk away.
I was taking pictures on my camera as I go along and placing them on my computer, but the computer is in my office at the house.  Too far away to be useful when I am in the moment.
 In the past year I discovered that I could snap some pictures and leave them on the cell phone.
Those are not the best pictures ever taken, but they fill in the gap of my brain, and they are much easier to access when I am in the studio.

I have been working to add some new tiles this past year and having the pictures close at hand helps me to see what I liked and what I did not like.

It also works to text a picture to a customer.
I know many of you probably already do this.
Boom!, right to face book and other social media.
I am an old dog learning new tricks.

I have a few days before I head back to the school.
I will be teaching 3 days a week through the next semester then I have some decisions to make on what I will do next.
Do I stay or do I leave?
Big question for me right now.
There are always new things to ponder with every new year.

I am off to see if the studio is warm.
Potting in January is always a challenge.


Tracey Broome said...

Maybe the teaching served its purpose, moved you along to a new place.....
I'm very hopeful for a great 2016! Things are going to happen!!!!
You must have had a fantastic Christmas with all those little grand babies :)
Happy New Year

cookingwithgas said...

Yep, trying to work things out.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Love those giraffes! (Also, taking pictures is what I have to do for quilting and beading, so I understand the thinking here.)

Laurie said...

Boy, it was a cold one today! I emailed a phone photo once, but was trying to figure out how on my new phone recently, and don't have a clue! Maybe you can teach me :o)

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks Karen.
Laurie, we can have a blind leading the blind tech day.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Potting in January is a challenge, you SAID IT!

Anna said...

I have an App for my phone called Pottery Notes - take a photo add the text about method, glazing firing and its all there for next time. Brilliant. I like your last 3 pots.. for salt I'm guessing.

cookingwithgas said...

Yes, for salt. I'll have to see about that app.

Yes it is Gary!