I work 6 days a week at our store and as much as I love our customers and what we have to offer the world, it is still a lot of energy used and one day to recuperate is not always really enough when there are so many other things that need to get done that day as well.
I try to spend what time I can creating with clay. Last year I had a wonderful run with some clay angels I was making (I plan to make more). Each one is different and I can not promise that I can make one to anyone's specifications. What happens when I pick up the clay is what happens.
|All of these have since sold... :~)|
The extra cash sure helps when I need car repairs and really came in handy when I got sick over Christmas.
Nothing earth-shatteringly serious, just a really bad case of Bronchitis set off by a sinus infection. I was out from work for nearly 3 weeks and missed Christmas with family. I was cat-sitting at the time. That threw me into a pretty deep depression that I am still trying to climb out of. I have come a long way, but still have a way to go. All I can say is that I felt nearly totally deserted. I had two visitors the first week, one from a friend with bags of groceries (thankfully!) since I had run out of food. I got sick the night I moved in. I had planned on eating with family for Christmas & the day after.
I learned recently that my niece (well, technically, my late ex-husband's niece) has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer does suck! But, she is young and has a wonderful family, friend, medical support system. And, from what I can tell, it was caught early. I have a package of things I plan to send to her this week. It is difficult being so far away.
On the creative horizon, I am doing a lot more hand-building these days. I still love my Ebony porcelain, but I am exploring other avenues. Among the hopeful projects: Toad Houses, Soap Dishes, more Angels, Santas, Christmas Trees, Buttons, Pendants, and more... at least the creative juices have started flowing again!
Until next time... I will try to find at least five things to be grateful for every day. For today: 1. My general good health, 2. family, 3. friends, 4. faith and 5. a good station on Pandora!