Yes. No. Maybe? I dunno. It’s an indecisive day. I don’t know if I really feel like going to work, but I don’t know what else I would want to do if I didn’t go. This cool little pouring vessel is one of my hand-built pieces that I took with me to fire at the workshop. I ended up firing this one in the high temperature wood firing. I was really excited about how it turned out… the other side is even more colorful.
Ok, so there are 38 more days until fall semester starts… what can I do until then to make this summer great? There is a chance I could go to California, but I don’t really know. I guess it would be cool to go there, but the circumstances for going aren’t exactly what I would plan for myself. My dad wants to take us on a family trip… and the track record for family trips in the past makes me less inclined to go. They are always torturous, everyone yelling at each other the whole time inside the car where you can’t just go somewhere else and block them out. So I dunno. Maybe I won’t go after all. There are other things I could do… I could try to take advantage of hiking as much as I can, and huckleberry season will be on soon. I should play my guitar more often, but lately it seems harder to get it out and play.
The forest fires are still going, but I guess I’m less worried about it now because it has been going on for so long. I heard the fire siren this morning, followed by the sirens of cop cars and other vehicles. It only sounded like there were two or three of them.
I got a lot of work done at the studio. I made two larger platters, a big bowl, two ewers, two bottles, a bunch of cups, and I tried warping the form after I threw it a few times– one of the bottles, one of the ewers, and two of the cups. It looks alright, but I’m not sure that it’s my style. When I finished the ewer, it reminded me more of an old alumni whose work is scattered around the studio.