Tuesday, October 26, 2010

such a night owl

I suppose that's what happens when you sleep all day :) But I needed to sleep so badly, and it was wonderful. Class wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. I felt bad that I was falling behind in my work, but I gotta stop feeling that way. Two weeks out of the studio, and stepping right back into it felt so wonderful, I couldn't believe I had been away for as long as I have! The moment I stepped in there was a fellow student's miniature salt kiln, and we engaged in conversation over it. I love talking geek over ceramics. *wants to build own raku kiln*

If there is anything I NEED to do for myself in the upcoming days, it's devoting some time to personal art making. I haven't touched a single ball of clay to make anything for myself since August. AUGUST! That was almost 2 months ago! I think I want to start a new creative challenge called "clay doodles." Take a 1lb ball of clay, and make SOMETHING, ANYTHING! Like doodling in a sketchbook, it's an exercise to keep myself involved with the material and explore new ideas with out being too serious. I'll start a goal of doing this once a week, doesn't sound bad, does it?

I'm sure I could alternate some of my "avoiding homework time" for "clay-doodle time." As long as I'm avoiding homework, might as well make it useful to me, right?

2 comments:

  1. I think your "clay doodle" idea is fantastic!! Not only will it keep you creative and making things but I know for myself, crafting really keeps me happy and even lets me work through whatever problems and issues I may be facing. It's very relazing and just "me time". I hope you do it and share what you make!!

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  2. thanks! hopefully i'll find time this week to squeeze out my first one! will have photos, definately! it's so important to stay creative. "ABC - always be creative."

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