Wednesday, January 28, 2009

sometimes it is hard to come up with a clever, catchy title for a blog post ... but if i don't put something up here at the very first, i forget to ..

the day started with a lovely walk in a balmy, yet damp, 62 degrees .... and it just got colder and wetter all day long ....but no dampening of my spirits, cause it's wednesday .... and on wednesdays i go to pottery (good wednesdays, anyhoo) .... and today in pottery i learned something new .... or newish ... i'd done it before, but not recently enough to wrap my brain around it without instruction .... click here to see some of my pottery from the last couple years ..... today i did a slab rolled tray ... and then used glycerin to make the underglaze slip slidey (that's the technical term, i'm sure) .... i did an orange background, green and yellow dots, and a stylus to do swirly bits (another techno term) swirly bits through the dots .... quite happy .... procrastination played a big part in my morning ... i got 8 bisqueware pieces back ... that i could have glazed ... but ... ya know? i just wasn't feeling it .... so next week, i'll have 11 bisque pieces to glaze ... oh wait ... i'll be in florida next week ... when will i get to the glazing!???

after pottery i had an important girl friend lunch ... edamame appetizer .... my love of avocado ... 
after lunch, i had some art time in my basement... the procrastiation fish .... still ....
after art time, i had a meeting with my groovy contractor ... hvac, windows, plumbing, steel beams .... 
after the contractor i had a meeting with a very supportive english teacher... organizing ideas, editing, those pesky book reports .....
after the english teacher, the kids needed donuts ... half glazed, half choco frosted .... 

so that's how my day rolled ... easy peasy lemon breezy, not to freezy, a pinch of squeezy ... 

didja notice i had two art times? pottery in the morning ..... painting in the afternoon .... and tomorrow i have blocked out some art time as well .... so even on this damp and dreary day, things are sunshiney around here ..... (did you click that link? it's my favorite song ... and has been since 1985 .... saw them in concert ... concert is a loose term, i saw them live in a bar in new haven.... and i call my littlest one "sunshine" all the time .... and sing this to her ... all the time .... and did you hear the bearded lump of guy sing it on american idol? ...horrifying! ... )

so...your day? easy peasy lemon squeezy sunshine? or dreary, weary, bleary, blah?


4 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

two art times is fabulous. glad you had that AND a girlfriend lunch ... mmmhmmm ... easy peasy, alright.

me? stuck somewhere in the middle.

Jeannie said...

WOW girl you are one busy person!!

Loving the background for the FISH art! I know I will love whatever you do.

and if I catch you complaining about your cold winter -- please just click my blog!

Kelly said...

great day yesterday, very successful program at work. dreary, rainy, cold just wanna stay in bed day today....

random notes said...

Hello Ms. E.Beck,
Patti Digh is going to be at my shop in Saluda and while reading her book, guess what I saw? Your art!!!
I feel sort of left out of the loop that I didn't know that sooner, but a pleasant surprise to see your name.
I need to check in with you more often.
Jane at Random Arts in Saluda, NC