Wednesday, December 05, 2012
I've really been trying to come up with a decipherable post but it just seems my brain has atrophied over the past few weeks. I know it's mostly because I'm tired and basically, I just can't think that abstractly when I get that tired. I can ramble, sure! but just not put together something with much merit. The pots you see above are just a few of the many in one last corporate order that I just unloaded from the kiln. This is good. This means the hard deadline pressing stuff is over. Of course, I do still have to keep producing at a pretty good clip to keep up with holiday demand but it's not stuff somebody has already paid for basically. I get done what I get done, ya know?.
The ol' harvest pumpkin was getting a little aged so I spilled his guts all over the yard for the chickens to rummage through. They seemed to like it okay but didn't really go bonkers for it. They still peck at it on and off.
Much has been going on around here besides pottery. I'll try to bring ya'll up to current on the next post. Just some house stuff Jack could do on his own and new chicken stuff also.
I've been mulling over my continued writing here and think I may have found a solution. I have thought about many things, including just to stop blogging, but I don't think I really want to. I think I just need to kind of refresh my technique or style. You know, when you're single you can write pretty much anything you want, in any way you want. But if you are married you often must consider whether the other person even wants to be written about or how to include such things. Ya'll know I've always been pretty frank about things here, raw even at times, but that kinda hasn't felt right lately. On the other hand, you don't want to bore the hell out of everybody either..
Just as an artist (me!) might explore an artistic concept through a series of related sculpture, and then move onto another series when they have exhausted that concept, I feel maybe it's time to move into another concept on this blog. The problem is...I'm just not sure what that concept is! I'll keep working on it though.
So, here's one last gratuitous chicken picture for you, for now. Several of the chickens love to come into my studio while I'm working and just piddle around. They seem to especially be interested if I'm playing music. Little Willie here found the atmosphere so enjoyable the other day she decided to rest a spell with me. I think maybe she's kinda low in the pecking order and seeks some peace away from the other hens. Or maybe she just enjoys watching me. At any rate, she chatters very cheerfully when I speak to her and really seems to enjoy getting to come inside the human's room.