Moving into my own house studio was so exciting while I was planning it, and doing it. Arranging everything in my small studio, getting the kiln hooked up, I was so excited. Then, without very much pot making going on, I realized that somewhere in my psyche, I equated the new studio with "now I have to do it. I have to produce and make money. I have to go to work. WORK!!!!" (a nod, of course to Maynard G. Crebbs).
In a way, the summer is the best time for this to happen, because my 'season' if there is one, starts in the fall. I can take a week or two to chill and think and do other thinks to support a business, like, finally getting my Etsy Shop in order. (help). Then I'll have 2-3 solid months to create inventory for fall and 2-3 solid months to create my spring pieces.
And this year I wanted to put a show together, "The Seder Plate: The Story of a People". So, I have a plan, I have shows booked for the fall and spring. So, what is my problem???? I think I miss the energy that comes from working with other artists. Going to the Toe River Tour was so much fun and the work was inspiring and I miss not being in the RAD. I don't miss Odyssey, but I miss the artists there and the support from others in the District. Just venting, I guess. I can't really stay away from the clay, it in my blood now. Just another crossroad, I guess. New work coming next week.