I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. I don’t have a good excuse. Mostly, I’ve been depressed. So much so that I couldn't even blog about it on Brynn's blog on Monday. Yes, I know...pathetic. I’m never really a happy camper this time of year, but this year is worse than ever. I think it’s because it seems like winter will never end. The snow is endless and the temperatures are bitterly cold. For instance…right now it’s 5 degrees outside. On the plus side, the sun was out for a little while yesterday and it’s out right now which makes me feel slightly less morose. For the record, T.S. Elliot was high. April isn’t the cruelest month, it’s clearly February. Although I do still like that poem.
Usually at this time of year, I get to do one of my favorite things which is to play with clay. I love creating something from nothing, which I guess is one of the reasons I like writing so much. Unfortunately, I haven’t been doing either one lately. There’s no pottery in my future since I don’t have access to a kiln right now, but there will (hopefully) be new stories soon.
In the meanwhile, I thought I’d take some pictures of some things I’ve made during previous winters as inspiration for me to get off my butt and do something besides being a morose lump.
This is my favorite tea mug. Well...I suppose it's really more of a vat, but it keeps my tea hot, and it's comfortable to hold and drink from.
This one turned out a little dark, but it's my version of the cover of the Chalice Well at Glastonbury.
This is a little dark too, but it's a Celtic knot piece I made in honor of my relationship with my sister Caitlin.This is one of my drums...and the only one I made. But it's got a decent sound and it's the first instrument I ever made that didn't involve rubberbands.
Despite my recent, incessant bitching about winter, I really do enjoy all four seasons. This piece hangs in my living room and it's one of my all time favorites.
This one is much better in person. It's an "Earth Mama" and it's glazed in really cool blues and greens.