Wednesday, January 13, 2010

it was an orange shoe day ....


each day has a varying degree of goodness .... some days are spectacular ... some days are ho hum ... some days are called monday .... you could even go on to say that months have varying degrees of goodness ... december is exciting and busy ... july is hot and languorous ... (oh, if you're keeping track of such things, i'm certain i've never used languorous in a blog post and i'm stunned that the fairies in my computer didn't underline it in red like they do so many of my word choices ) ... and to me, january is a trying month ... i get the post holiday blues ... i miss the extended family ... i miss the huzzah of christmas and new years and parties and cookie baking ..... i don't like when my kids leave my nest and go back to school (even if it is right across the street).... i don't like the weather (my soul is a warm sunny florida beach girl... not the suburban soccer mom artist that you might see when you look at me) ....  i should , in fact, like january more than i do .... two of my favorite people in the whole entire universe were born in early january and depend on me to supply the candles to make wishes on .... i like that ... but somehow, my baby turning nine (sob,sob) is more bittersweet than anything .... so ... yuck ... january .... 

and here i am, over the initial new year efforts to tidy and organize and start fresh and productive .... and i've just been blah ... blah blah blah .... so ... half the battle with blah is recognizing and meeting it head on .... i've discussed this blah with two or three friends this week ... they are feeling it too ... it's not just me .... so ... the best way to get out of the blahs? just decide to be out of the blahs! .... 

this morning, i woke up and decided to be done with blah ... done ... gone ... no more blah wallow (it will help that mr.e.beck.artist will be back today) .... so, to be a blah free day, it had to be an orange shoe day ... now why didn't i think of this a week ago?  i put on my casual comfortable orange shoes (as opposed to my dressy orange shoes, my orange mary janes, my orange boots, my orange crocs, my orange sneaks, my orange flips ) and off i went to have a non blah day .... 

i did my chores, ran my errands, and went to pottery all while sporting lovely orange feet.... hooray for orange .... and oh .... pottery! ... ah ... pottery .... i'm not sure if it was the orange shoes or the pottery   ... but the blahs seems to be abating .... a lunch date helped too .... 
i made three platters at pottery today ... a deeply textured rectangular casserole, a round slightly textured platter, and this square squiggley doo'd en noir dish ..... all are using a clay called gray speck ... it is gray now ... but after firing it becomes tan and speckledy .... 

so that's my day .... thus far, blah free ... and looking to remain thus ... rah for that .... 
what's your cure for the blahs?

3 comments:

cath c said...

i loooooover the plate, and the orange shoes and the the attitude shift. just deciding and it's done!

artmom said...

always love your orange feet! And that plate is marvelous!
The blahs are part of January to me! Am trying hard to get rid of them but to no avail! maybe it is the cold in the studio that is keeping me away from cleaning/tidying it or painting...
Must start thinking about getting ready for the workshop at end of month with Lana Grow - in Pinellas county......
Off to try to conquer the day now! :-)

see you there! said...

That plate would fit quite nicely in my blue/white kitchen. It is lovely.

Orange feet seem to do the trick for you. I was recently told if you want to be happy you should have some yellow in your house. I don't use much yellow but I have a yellow tablecloth which I put on the table in hopes that it does for me what orange does for you.

Darla