To keep me from dodging the hard work of processing clay I try to keep set studio hours.
It helps get me into the studio and develop work.
Still things keep me from going in there.
Phone calls, grocery shopping
meeting people for lunch
taking the Jeep to the mechanic
waiting for the furnace guy
talking to kiln repairperson
hunting for my scissors
looking for my reading glasses (any one of the three)
maintenance on the three houses
reading a book that I can't put down
and sometimes fear.
There is always something.
And I feel guilty about it.
When I don't feel enthusiasm.
And I wonder what am I doing.
But I do find when I finally get down to work it renews my love
and my energy.
It gives me hope that I am doing the right thing
at the right time.
Today I am taking an one day sabbatical from hesitation.
aka fear of failure
And just make.
I will take all my one day sabbaticals
and string them together
my own charm bracelet.
It will remind me what can happen if I just get down to work.
finishing up underglazing on back of Lucky Charms