Sunday, May 3, 2020

At least there are flowers

 It is spring, May, we have been through the winter, April showers, a pandemic that keeps us all at bay. Finding time to fill the hours has become a challenge. We are baking more, back in our gardens more, creating more, trying to fill the hours.
Some days there are still not enough hours, other days the hours lingerer as the days get longer.
I find that most days go very quickly without enough time, as time has become a concentration of how to get the tings that we use to take for granted, like just getting in the card to run an errand, go see a friend, pickup this or that.
How are you using your time?

 Mark made these bud vases for 2 different kilns.
The white with blue design came from Ms. B, the stain will come out differently depending on what glaze it is used with and how it is fired.
I really like how quiet this pot is, just doing it's job, holding some flowers.

This vase, bottle was fired in the electric kiln. Mark uses 2 different glazes, applying the first one, then adding a wax design, letting that dry and then coating with a top glaze.
 It's simple, but not , takes some practice.

It's time for Mark to put these back in the cue.
Seems mugs are still needed. I imagine having a cup of tea, or coffee just gives us those minutes of comfort that we need.

So friends, be safe, wash your hands, wear a mask.
Don't be stupid, this is not over as folks decided to go out, don't, just don't.
It's not over.
Stay put.


Tracey Broome said...

We seem to be on the same thought train this morning, my blog was similar to yours. Gardening, baking, slower time but then sometimes I look up and its 4pm and I don't know how it got to be 4pm when I thought it was noon!. Strange times indeed, but other than the fact that there is a virus that might kill me, I'm good with the shelter in place, not a lot is different for my life

cookingwithgas said...

I know what you mean, I just wish my family lived next door.

Sandy Miller said...

Ha just got around to reading your blog...... yup same here and yes, a very similar blog post! We have enter free fall no time zone and gosh I kind of don’t care. Yes for flowers, so many more flowers! I keep planting seeds, more seems to be better.... I even planted purple potatoes πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ. See ya on the other side!