The best way to begin anything is by starting fresh. I want to start this summer fresh– I arm trying to be open about who I am to my friends and family, and I don’t want to keep so many secrets anymore. My family is very religious, and I respect that. I respect my parents and I would never want to hurt their feelings, but when my dad asked me if I drink, I just told him the plain and honest truth. He freaked out and lectured at first, but he seems alright with it now… it was good to open up about it. I feel better now. I am starting fresh.
That’s not the only fresh thing in my life… I made some delicious fresh stir fry for dinner with all fresh vegetables. It feels good to have fresh food available. Also, I have fresh ideas to work on in clay. I think I want to make some bigger coil vases, and then I want to carve my trees deep into the surface. I still don’t have my white slip here, but I might get it and bring it here in the next couple of days. I think I am going to try to create a home studio to the best of my abilities this summer– minus a functional wheel. I could still go get my clunky old $40 kickwheel, but it causes more frustration than it helps. Anyway, I just had the thought “why not bring my slips and my salt firing clay here along with a few hand-building tools?” so I just might.
Anyway, enough for tonight. More tomorrow.