It’s winter in my backyard.

2012.  The year I may actually need to properly keep a calendar.

I’ve decided to amp up my studio practice by keeping a blog as a way to hold myself accountable for the work I’m getting done.  We’ll see how long this lasts.

I found out last night that I got into Watershed’s (center for the ceramic arts) Cups and Coffee show at Fuel Coffee in Seattle!  It’s a smaller show, but it runs during NCECA, the big time ceramics conference that’s being held in Seattle this year.  First juried show I’ve entered, and I got in!  It’s a step in the right direction. I feel like I’ve been taking a lot of those lately.

I’ve begun to develop some sort of “style” or direction with my pots.  It’s a time consuming process which has taken my personality some time to get used to, but I’m pretty happy with the results.  Here’s an idea of the process.

I’ve taken some time off and have been crankin’ out pots.  Turning boards of clay lumps into boards of pots.

Carving has been a good time too.

I’m just now realizing how boring it is to write about yourself and your life like it’s a big deal or something.  Maybe I’ll just stick to lightly captioned pictures.

IN OTHER NEWS:

I could talk about my dog all day.  She just recently learned how to come on command and it’s been the best thing in the world.  She came to me several times at the dog park yesterday, a feat I never thought would ever happen. Ever.  Anyone who’s been to the dog park with us knows exactly what I’m talking about.  But with a little patience, diligence, and freeze dried chicken hearts, I’m proud to say I have an obedient dog.  She is just the best.  Right now she’s eating ice off back deck.  What an angel.  If this gets out of hand, I will start a dog blog, I swear. UPDATE:  she just escaped and did NOT come when called.  I take it all back.

I’ve also got a very important brah in my life who is incredibly supportive, motivating, and inspiring.  He turned 86 yesterday!  I am remarkably grateful for all his support in every aspect of my little life.  He is just the best.

This year has already been a complete 180, can’t wait to see what happens next.

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