Sunday, January 18, 2015
Pocketful Of Sunshine
I have tried posting several times lately, and even have a couple of unfinished posts in drafts, but just have not been able to get it together! First, we went through this horrible gloomy week of rain or drizzle and absolutely no sunshine. It was affecting everyone and I just couldn't think of much to write about. I even ordered me one of those SAD lights to sit on my desk and changed the light bulbs in some of my studio lights to the daylight spectrum bulbs. All of that actually does seem to help and just about the time I was getting up enough steam to post...the real sun came out and we all were rejoicing! I stayed outside as much as I could to enjoy the sun and it has even been in the mid-50s (F) so the days have been really nice. The thought of sitting at a computer did not appeal to me. You can see that Chigger and the girls were rejoicing in the sunshine too! Everybody is happy!
I've also been working on a new load of pottery, which we delivered yesterday, and that always takes up a bunch of time. We are even getting eggs again!
I've got a zillion projects I want to work on outside and am trying to prioritize them so as to get something started. The two main ones are to start pouring my kitchen countertops and to rebuild the cold frame in the garden. I miss growing my own salad greens and things. Of course, the countertops are inside but you have to mix the concrete outside and it's so much better on a nice day. Plus, I want to pour the bar tops outside and you definitely need a nice day for that. We did pick up one big bag of portland cement yesterday but I'll have to wait until Monday to be able to get the sand and 8910 gravel.
And in between all of this I need to keep making pottery!! I must increase my income. You know I had thought of supplementing with restoration work here and there but all my leads on that have just come to an abrupt stop. Nothing. It was kinda odd actually. But, that happens and then in a year or two I'll get some more jobs in that area. But since I've been able to throw standing up and that is working so well it has renewed my enthusiasm for the work. Coming up with some new colors and glazes is exciting too and helps encourage me.
I was pleased with this latest firing and need to make large batches of these new glazes. I'm also down to my last scrapings of clay and am waiting for a new shipment to come into Atlanta. Jack and I always have a fun time on our trip over there to get the clay, although this time will be a challenge with my butt joint hurting me. Well, we'll just have to take more rest stops or something.
So, I hope you all are enjoying some nice weather or at least the sunshine. I am SO very ready for spring.
Well, time to go!! Lots of stuff to do!!