Saturday, 23 January 2010


My de-cluttering has not been in vain My space is much calmer, I thought therefore I would slip back easily into work but it has been a very slow process indeed. I cannot believe that the end of January is approaching and I feel as though I have not achieved very much so far, I feel cross with myself. I have so much that I want and need to do!
I have made one little commission piece this week, done two drawings for commission pieces and made a few little pieces for the Landmark Arts Textiles Fair which I am exhibiting in, in March, and it is not enough!!
I have been mulling over the drawings for a big commission piece, which I need to begin and a very big (well, big for me) piece for a touring show that begins in the summer. It is the first piece of a collection of 4 pieces which is needed for Easter when it is to be photographed for part of the publicity for the exhibition. I think this is making me nervous about starting to make it. Too much attention is already on it. I have been thinking about incorporating fabric and hand stitch into the piece, but am unsure. I then keep coming back to the theme of swimming in the sea. Rich wonderful blues, aqua and turquoise and sea greens, the colours that really are my favorites and that I want to use and work with all the time, but must stop myself and tax myself with the bigger pallet of colours that surround us all. A part of me just wants to be able to be greedy and indulge myself! is it the cold weather that makes me want to consume those sea colours so? like casserole, dumplings and rice pudding? on a winters night.
My friend the potter Linda Chew indulged me last night when she made Michael and I her wonderful Thia chicken dish, truly heaven on a plate.
I was very impressed to see that a recent simple and unpretentious dish that she 'had just knocked up' was holding our pre dinner hors-d'oeure. I was envious, not in a nasty way, I just envy how she can think three dimensionally all the time, and in clay too, how she uses her glazes then puts them all in the kiln and it doesn't blow up? her porcelain pieces are beautiful not only in shape, texture and colour, they are also blue too and I so hope that she gets her web site up and running so all can gaze upon them and visually consume them whenever so desired.

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