Saturday, December 07, 2013
Over the past 3 weeks I have managed to scratch out enough pots to do a complete firing, so what you see here is the results from unloading the kiln this morning. Well, what was left of it anyway. Had a few accidents, got to grind a couple of shelves. Actually, I had enough stuff to fire again tonight. Hopefully the second firing will go a little better. All things considered though, I'm doing pretty good to have gotten this far. I'm also scraping the bottom on pieces and glazes. What I mean is, I'm firing everything I can get my hands on and using up everything because this new year is going to bring a major change in a lot of things. If some of these pieces don't make the final cut then the hammer gets them. All current glazes will be used up and not remade. A total and complete renewal. I've had a number of new ideas and forms come to me over the past little while and I've fired enough of the new white clay to see that I really like it! So, expect a big change in the pottery. In my mind I see it stepping up to a new level. We'll see,.
This is one new form I may keep, or something kinda like it anyway. I'm so very tired of this year and all it had to offer and I intend to make next year count. Next year is going to be a good one.
On the other front, after a number of experiments, I can say that I am definitely having difficulty eating any animal protein. As in, that seems to be what is making me so sick. I have basically gone vegetarian and do feel some better. Even my longtime buddy Heartburn is gone. However, it's extremely hard to get enough protein from nothing but plant sources 'cuz I mean if I eat cheese, eggs, milk or any similar product I feel crappy. I have one last appointment with an internist next Friday and I'm hoping that maybe she can find out exactly what is going on and maybe it can be fixed. I really don't want to go like this the rest of my life but I guess you do what you got to do.
So, that's about all I have to show ya'll. I have been feeling better but that's not saying a whole lot in a way when you consider how bad I felt earlier. However, I am thankful for any progress and that I have been able to do a few things lately. I'm also excited to feel a bit better with Christmas coming. Have to start decorating soon and finding some vegan goodies to cook! ha!