#1: its freezing, went from daffodils and wild flowers to snow flurries some hail in between. the heat is already truned off for the year in my studio, its 50 degrees in my studio- not good when your hands are wet 80% of the time and clay gets really stiff when cold.
#2: my dog has been eating cat poop. straight out of the litter box, while i'm gone or asleep- this could piss off the cat who will piss on my things. there is a bit of a situation. Last time i had a situation with the dog and the kitchen trash can, I chased her with the trash can while banging it, making it like agiant monster that could eat her. havent figured out how to do this with a cat box....
#3: I'm really homesick, want to see my family and that sucks.
#4: Found out that next year i will probally get to share my studio space with the one grad student in our program i strongly and enormously dislik. he has anger mangement issues and yells at people. And he doesnt like people going into his space, yethis space will now have the sink in it and i will have to use the sink many times in one day. hmmmm...yeah....not so good
#5 Watched "Stranger than Fiction" and absolutely loved it, wish i was a cool graphic designer (i think deep down i am one) and the last narration in the movie rocked. its is totally why i make art and make pots. the small mundane comforting moments in life are what keeps us afloat.
back to work.....
p.s.- pics of work in the previous bloggers
ahhhh... its is finally spring
I love spring,
I now can ride i to work because it stays light outside,
I can ride my bike and not freeze,
i get to take my allergy meds,
the red bud trees have been incredible this year- we havent had a horrible storm yet to knock all the flowers off,
I took the dog hiking and she actually runs into the water and lays down. she has come a long way and her swimming is so much better- she wasnt very good in the begining ,it was funny and a little scary, but still more funny.
we found daffodils yellow and white growing on top of this hill, blue bells, blue phrox, white daisy looking things(maybe red root something), and little pick flowers.
and best of all my dog is no longer terified of my camera (after i figured out how to turn off all beeping sounds)
if only i could focus on working on writing my paper.. I rally really hate papers, dont mind the research- does the world really need more poorly written papers- i wish i could turn in artwork, writing is so over rated...... bleh
pictures of new work:
"Leaving the Farm"
"Cake Stand: Evelyn"
I went hiking on Sunday to a really beautiful spot called Panther's Den. It is this slot canyon with these incredible rock formations, it feel like an ancient castle. While we were there we found a vultures nest with eggs. A couple days ago i was watching a nature show about animals and it showed some ultures and other birds that eat dead animals.
thought: why do all such birds who eat dead carion look like rotten flesh? is it a requirment? does it stain ones feather? maybe they just want to look ominous.
I also slept for a whole day and feel much better.
Seriously can someone please explain to me how to post a picture.
well I made it. made it through the most trying month of my life thus far. for those waiting for the outcome of the kiln, it went well- took 21 hours to fire it and feeling like a huge ignorant novice. If I can figure out how to post a picture i will, otherwise see my myspace page.
Had a blast in Lousiville, KY for a conference. Have to say that is a cool city and by the end of the week I wasnt getting lost as often.
will write seomthing very thought provoking when I have enough energy to have a thought proking thought....I walked to work today when i ment to walk to class... grrr..
1) What's you favorite piece you've ever made (paint or ceramic)?
usually its whatever i've finished recently becasue i'm alwyas pushing myself and if it works then thats what i like the most at the time. in ceramics i really cant pick one, becuase i'm still learning am not wuite to liking things i do yet. close but not there yet.
my favorite non-ceramic piece is a drawing project i did in undergrad of the steps of a sheep being sheared. I took a diagram drawing from a sheep textbook of the steps, enlarged them , tranfered them to large pices of drawing paper, and then painted gold halos behind the sheeps head. its a representation of Isiah 53. I've moved it with me now to three states, i cant afford to frame it (its 9 large drawings), and I dont know where i would hang it. i've never had the chance to display and i dont know if i'll ever get too.
2) Would you ever work a desk job? Why or why not.
No. I become very irritable and unhappy very quickly if i am not
making things with my hands, being creative and usually moving around. I like computers but i have a limit of how much i can stand to use them in a session, it's usually about 2 hours then i have to do something else.
3) When you think about freedom, what's the first thing that comes to mind?
right now financial- maybe b/c i'm in grad school and look forward to student loans.
Otherwise- freedom to me means the right and ability to think, question everything, and choose for yourself how to live.
4) Name your top five albums to be stuck on a desert island with.
The Shins "Chutes to Narrow"
The Amelie Movie Soundtrack
Gillian Welch "Soul Journey"
The Decembrists "Her Majesty"
The Flashdance Movie Soundtrack- becuase i would be able to dance like no one is watching since i'd be on an deserted island.
5) If you had to be an animal, what would you be?
a dolphin, i think doing those flips would be lots of fun, they are really playful, legends says they have psychic poewrs, and other reasons i saw on the discovery channel special ;)
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