Sunday, December 26, 2010

Looks like I'll be back soon

I know, I know, I've been totally baby obsessed and have only touched clay once in the last 4 months.

Unfortunately, my twins miscarried at the age of 18 weeks and 6 days.  I'm still in the throws of woes but it looks like pottery is back on the agenda. 

I don't currently have a job.  The work I was doing before the pregnancy was winding down because of the upcoming difficulties in camera lifting equipment while pregnant with twins and because of the possibility of going on bedrest at any given moment.

These are no longer issues.  Since I don't have a day to day job right now, I need to keep busy.  And since I didn't really do any pottery during the pregnancy, that's something I can do that I won't associate with my sadness.

So while I hunt for a regular job, I'll be spending a good portion of my days furiously making mugs so I can have a very full shop for holiday season 2011.

So I'm sorry to have left you all for so long but it's time for Buster and me to get back to business!

Any requests?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I played in the clay

It's been a few months since I've had the inclination to do any pottery but I gave it a go again today.

It made Buster very happy.  I haven't been as attentive to him as usual because he's an outside cat which means he might carry that bacteria that pregnant women are supposed to avoid.  So if I do pet him, I have to wash up right after.  I haven't been ignoring him, just not as attentive as usual.  So he was quite happy to sit above me while I spun clay for an hour and then I gave him a good 5 minute nurfle.

Made a bunch of mug bodies.  But I think when I go to put handles on them tomorrow I'm going to find the mugs to be too obnoxiously large to keep.  Just wasn't quite on the ball like I usually am.  But that's no surprise.  It's been months, I'm pregnant, and my coordination is off. 

Oh well, I had fun, Buster had fun, and maybe something will come of it!