My tush should be at the wheel right now. Oh, I'll head down there in 20 minutes, I promise, but I'm a little preoccupied at the moment. What's happening? Well....as I said in the post before this one, I've been re-evaluating my direction, and I can't stop thinking about where I want to go.
I love ceramics. There's a physical response in my body for clay, which is unlike any I've had towards anything else. But I feel the need to stretch my muscles, to do some new things. I want to write more. My blog, a play, a book? And I want to push myself in claywork, to somewhere that feels new and maybe a little uncomfortable. I feel, dare I say it, ready to take on work that's a little more...yikes...serious.
The more I go to workshops, the more I read articles about other potters, the more I read their blogs and see their work, the more I sketch and the more I write, the more I realize how little I know and how much more I want to learn. I feel as if I have just completed my freshman year and now I'm a sophomore. I want to push myself in a way I haven't felt in a long time. Or maybe that I've never felt. To take risks. To make work that might fail spectacularly.
So what is next? For now, Mudstar is thinking ahead only as far as the holidays. So lucky to be close to home until then.... Get your little red Tweets while the getting is hot!! :)
- Princeton Y Crafters' Marketplace this weekend, November 17th and 18th - it's chockful of great artisans with their handmade goods. I would go even if I weren't part of it!! Local, little-guy holiday shopping at its finest.
- The Arts Council's Sauce for the Goose Holiday Sale, which runs the month of December. Stay tuned to www.artscouncilofprinceton.org...they'll be posting details soon.
- **Don't miss Mudstar's 3-day trunk show at Princeton-based Jane, from December 6th through 8th.
Shop local. Shop handmade. Shop special. Shop the little guy!!