Friday, November 27, 2009

Impromptu Hiatus

I’ve been quietly running an impromptu to experiment the past 2 weeks. Maybe it’s the economy, maybe it’s the calm before the storm, and maybe it just is what it is… but it looked like not sitting down with a cuppa joe (or 3) at the computer and sharing what’s been happening out in the studio doesn’t help very much. (We’ll play a bit of catch-up this weekend.)

The reason for this hiatus was a happy one though.
My parents were in town from Iowa for a visit and we simply don’t get enough time to spend together. Mom and I did get to spend a bit of time out in the studio working on this year’s bowls for the TideWater Art Gallery’s “Souper Supper”. (70 or so bowls done… 50 to go.) This is her 3 year helping me put through a load and I’m thrilled to have her in the studio with me. It’s a fun way to get together for a few days and it really special to share time with her doing something I love to do...

Thanks Mom!

3 comments:

Lady Miss Tiff said...

That's cool that your mom comes & works in the studio with you. *trots off to see if her son will help her do anything with bead*

ang said...

excellent track you chose to go with the tedium..kinda gets you in the groove..love the way you push that last pull, just to the point of the pots done..

jimgottuso said...

hey joel, great great reason to have a hiatus. glad you get to hang with your mom like that, would love to have my mom help me in the studio or just hang out while i'm working... even better i'd give anything for my dad (deceased) to even know that i am a potter as i didn't start until after he passed.