I swear some days it feels like I've been going, and doing non-stop and I look back and see 5 pots, not even complete yet and I'm like 'what the hell did I do all day!!'?.
I end most days feeling like I could have done more. MORE. more. MOre. MoRE. Aggggh, crazy, insane work ethic instilled in me by my parents.
I can't measure my day's work in pots. I just can't. Today I spent time getting my mailing list organized. I went to Wal-hell, bought labels, ink, boxes, groceries, etc. Went to the P.O. for stamps. Came home, printed labels and applied them and 500 stamps to postcards for my home sale. I then proceeded to mix up a concoction to try and kill the hundreds of carpenter bees that are boring tunnels in my house, kiln shed and studio. I think I succeeded in finding something that works. Now to spend a couple hours tomorrow on a ladder going around and injecting it into their holes.
What else? Well you get the idea. It was 2 pm by the time I got into the studio, (oh yea, I ate lunch in there somewhere) and I spent the next 4 hours assembling 2 teapots and 3 boxes. Five pots!
I got these boxes roughed out and they will get cleaned up and become bottles tomorrow. It amazes me how much time it takes to make a simple slab built pot. Making pots on the potter's wheel is by far the most efficient way of working.
A couple things happened last week to push me to make a couple teapots.
I like her salt glazed pots and the teapots she makes reminded me of some I had made years ago. So I put the Keeler influence with that and began on these:
The lids are thrown and drying and the handles have yet to be figured out. I'll post more on these tomorrow after I get them finished. (It will be a miracle if they make it to the bisque w/out me knocking those tubes/spouts off).
Right, so there are my five pots for today, not complete but started and hopefully tomorrow I'll get to throw some and get 12 pots made. I have an idea for some small (assembled and time consuming) little bottles. We'll see if I get to those.
I'll leave you with a bit of humor. This has gone around a few time over the past couple years. Sarah saw it the other day and just keeps laughing at it. I think it's pretty funny too. I was raised Protestant and that bit goes along with what I say above about the work ethic.
I'm really digging the Hare Krishna approach to this and may have to give that a go!