April 14, 2009

ALL DONE!!! Finally.



Don't get too excited.. it's just the place settings that I have made for a favorite customer, who, incidentally ,has been quite patient... I didn't like the 1st ones, I felt they were warped and too flat, so I remade these, then the kiln was under firing etc... and so on...So... here they are... IF she still wants them....

I am trying to catch up on custom orders/requests as I really want to move on to some creative endeavors... We've been doing a spring cleaning in the house...redoing the boys rooms, painting, etc,,, PURGING... and NOW I'd like to IMMERSE myself in clay...

Who am I kidding?
This is not my life right now...to IMMERSE...
I keep thinking I will have a chunk of time to do it and well...
IT AIN'T HAPPENING....
I am not going to "wait for godot"...ya know?
I've got to accept my other responsibilities and realize there is no "IMMERSION" happening currently..
That workshop will be a brief immersion... I'll take what I can get...





LOOK,
I LOVE my family.
I do.
I'd be miserable without them.
I'm always torn.
SO....the art thing just is so hard... this creative desire...the DESIRE TO MAKE is great...."a blessing and a curse".
But if it's a curse... I will take it because the blessing is far to intense for me to let go of it.
And so it goes.
I'm sorry for the rant.
Just know that I know that I am a very lucky chick.
I get it. But many of you get it too.
That's what really helps to know...I'm not alone in having these feelings.
I thank you.

14 comments:

  1. Judi just one word for you woman: amazing.

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  2. Like "crazy" amazing...
    Like..."that chick is "amazing""(crazy fool going on like that..) I know that's not what you mean so "thank you". however....It's how I feel.

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  3. like amazing, super woman amazing. Producing high quality AMAZING work and raising a family.

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  4. I'd say you're pretty amazing too! I can't imagine making two plates the same, never mind twelve! And yes, such high quality.

    I hear you on the immersion thing. When I go to bed at night I have a little daydream about throwing and sculpting all day long (it has to be a daydream because I can't throw yet!) but in reality I don't have all day to be able to do that. I can't imagine how you find the time to do as much as you do with children as well. You're amazing!

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  5. Beauties! Nice work.

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  6. That is a seriously stunning place setting. Customer is going to love them for many many years to come!

    And I'm loving the new work you are posting on etsy these days!

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  7. The work looks great! Oh to be able to produce large quantity sets...And I can sympathize with the immersion thing. It always seems like I am putting things off until I have more time. Granted I don't have a full family to contend with yet (just two dogs and a wife), so you are much further in the game than I, and doing a fine job of it, too. Keep up the good work, even if you can't immerse yourself in it just yet!

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  8. The place settings are fantastic. Customer will LOVE them!

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  9. Absolutely fabulous dinnerware set. It looks like you could make either an elegant or simple table with the same place settings -- what's that word . . .AMAZING!

    You are in such a great work groove -- etsy, dinnerware sets - g-d what would you be like immersed!? Just teasing . . . . I find I'm always pulled away from clay by one family need or another. Sometimes I walk back in my studio & just stand there wondering -- now what was that inspiration I had a moment ago?

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  10. Very Beautiful Judi!
    I especially love how a few of the settings are placed over the edge of the table - total confidence!
    Andy

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  11. Thanks you for all of the ROCKIN' comments...
    Andy- I laughed at that...

    I am pleased to announce she has her set and is very happy!!!!

    Whoot!!!!!

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  12. Beautiful. What an enormous accomplishment, it must feel good to see the final results after all that hard work!

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  13. beautiful pots! what a daunting task of multiples. i'm with you on the blessing and a curse thing.

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  14. what a perfectly beautiful set - and to make it twice, that is definitely artistry and persistence. I like the swirly brown vases and the pale yellow plates on etsy.

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