I tend to be one of those people who secretly works on something only to launch it to the world, completely unannounced and out of left field. And totally completed. I see a friend I haven't talked to in a while and the conversation goes something like this...
Them: Hey, what is new?
Me: Oh, not much. Except I finished training as a helicopter pilot.
Them: What? When were you doing that? Why didn't you say anything about it?
I know this about me and I know it comes from not wanting others to see me stumble. It is hard for me to share the learning process. I like to endure growing pains alone and if something cool comes out of it then I share it. This also keeps the mystique going that I do these things effortlessly. Which I don't.
So since I'm being all honest and stuff, I'm doing ceramics. Sort of like "woodmouse" but in clay. This is my big secret. I'm playing with some of my old designs (new ones too) but in clay. I wrote often about moving away from making toys and towards making art and this is how it has evolved...with a medium switcharoo thrown in to keep it interesting.
This ceramics thing has been something of a dream for a long, long time and I've even hinted at it on various posts. I feel so fortunate that I am finally able to make this happen. I've been playing, experimenting and generally having a blast getting to know clay again. When I get my hands in clay the time disappears.
But I'm still figuring this out. And for the first time, I'm wanting to share the journey. Stumbles and all.
Have a wonderful weekend! We've got hikes, grilling and gardening planned. (and I'll likely sneak in some clay time too)