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Thursday, April 16, 2015

how to WRECK or SAVE an afternoon....depending on how you look at it...

I admit it!  The last 3 days have been stunning, after such a cold winter and snow last week:  60-70, sunny, oh MY it has been lovely.

Monday afternoon:  goofed off! Fuk pottery! Did my once yearly hour of gardening then sat around in the sun looking at ELLE DECOR and other people's houses.

Tuesday afternoon: Fuk pottery! Didn't even bother doing any gardening, just sat in the sunshine reading a good book with 2 good dogs.

Wednesday afternoon:  OK, I was IN THE ZONE.  I had been finishing pots and glazing all day.  1 1/2 hours was all I needed and things were going GREAT in the studio... but at 3:30 I get the call:  the neighbor and his parents are having cocktail hour in the sunshine, would I....?

YES.  Fuk pottery!  And at 5 when the bus brought the wife home?  She joined us....luckily leftovers and a microwave was all it took to prepare dinner...when we finally got around to eating....

OH MAN summer will kill me if it doesn't start snowing again ;)

(new pottery by Gary Rith)


Barbara Rogers said...

The wild craziness of low-sided flowers on teapot are a good balance...but I'm in love with the simplicity of the flowers and glaze on the vase. Yum!

bartster said...

MI would surmise you're simply finding a balance in life. These vases are a breath of fresh air.

Michèle Hastings said...

Sometimes you just need a couple of days to good off. Especially after the looooong winter.

smalltownme said...

I like your Tuesday afternoon.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I would love to blow off work for a few days and enjoy the sunshine. You are blessed to be working for yourself!
And seriously, you work hard nearly every day, getting more done by 9am than most people get done in an entire day. You deserve time off!

Caroline said...

You deserve a break after so many months of snow. Speaking of snow, as in Jon Snow, Game of Thrones, for those who watch it, this is really funny...
"Winter is coming!"

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