There are some days when I wonder what it would be like if I were raised in a booming city like New York or even San Fran. Maybe I would be a completely different person… but as I am now, I was born in the country and grew up on farms and in forests. Sure, I could decide to try to change or move myself to a big city, but I feel drawn to the shelter of the forest trees. The term “flower child” still seems to follow me around today. I don’t mind. I fit the nickname pretty well… and I’m not ashamed. I work at a health food store/ botanical lab, I am a ceramic art major at a university, I make my own everything, drink a lot of tea, and I am completely fascinated by the natural world. It’s funny that people feel the need to put a name to everything, but I guess sometimes the glove fits.
This summer is going to be long, but I hope it will be better than last summer was. The odds are more in my favor this year… I’ve got a couple of friends to spend time with (although there is some driving involved) and I am working at the job I love. Plus, there is a workshop back on campus in a couple of weeks that I plan on going to. I feel like the summers are getting longer because I’m not enjoying them as much as I did when I was a kid. Now it’s all about making money for school and daydreaming of the day when I will be able to be a full-time studio potter. Oh, and it’s also about self-marketing. I need to get my pots into some shows and gift shops and things… I already have the perfect idea, but I haven’t had a day off to go and do it. I’ve already made a considerable amount of money by selling work this year, but I want to expand my customer base just a little further… to Jackson! Why not? I have the connections. Anyway, gotta go 😉