Monday, March 03, 2014
Slow Like Honey
The watercress that lives in the overflow of my spring is loving the warm/cold/warm /cold/ warm again weather. I guess it's sunny and warm enough for it to start growing but cools off again before it starts wanting to bolt. It has been in this sort of perpetual green but not blooming state for weeks now. When it starts blooming it gets too spicy for me to eat. I often forget about it, especially if I'm not in frequent moods for salads, but it's a wonderfully nutritious green and I'm lucky to have to grow here naturally in such abundance. Wonder if I could sell it to some of those fancy-smancy restaurants in Birmingham??
So, I am feeling better but I can't say I have a lot of motivation for writing lately. I don't quite understand it. The brain fog is mostly gone but my thoughts flow only slightly faster than molasses. I sits and thinks a lot. But sometimes I just sits. I do have a strategy of my own for correcting this and I'll let you know how that goes. For now it just seems I've had the wind knocked out of my sails and the breeze just doesn't want to pick back up. I will also probably remove the pottery page from my blog here. I am producing a little pottery but I hurt so much at times and never really know when my back and hips are going to cooperate so, I think it's time to stop taking orders. If people want to buy the stuff as I'm able to produce it, that's fine, but I hate to make people wait so long for a product.
In regards to that, I've been thinking about what else I can do, when I'm not up for pottery. Most people assume that ceramics would be like my first love but that's not true really. Sculpture is what I really enjoy. It's just easy and faster to make money with pottery. So, maybe I'll finally start doing a bit more sculpture. It is actually easier on me because I don't have to be bent over continually or sitting down. I'm also looking into maybe more drawing and photography, so on that subject I have a question for you! If you have a good SLR type digital camera that you really like, what kind is it and why do you like it? Conversely, if you have had one you don't like or it didn't meet your expectations, what was it? Thanks!