Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Clay has taken over my life!

I am going to say it again… CLAY has taken over my life. I think about it 24 hours a day. I think about it before I go to bed, in the shower, as I fall asleep. I think about it when I wake up in the morning. I’ve never had a “to do list” in my life, but now I have THREE lists tracking the stages and locations of all my on-going clay projects. I can’t flip through a home decorating catalog without focusing on all the ceramic accessories it contains and forgo all the necessary objects I actually DO need for my house. I’ve signed up for a summer class at Glendale Community College, that takes a full semester class and compresses it into a five week, Monday-through Thursday 6-9:30pm session, (yikes…) because I couldn’t imagine being limited to only ONE pottery studio in Burbank for my glazing purposes with a three week summer break (God forbid I actually enjoy the pool we pay for dearly every month). M y husband…shockingly… supports me on this idea (we’ll see how he feels once I actually start taking the class).
What to throw, what size to throw, how to trim, what to add, how to glaze, slips, wax resists, designs, molds…. Ahhhhh make it stop!
Most of my comfortable clothes, that once were presentable enough to wear to the office, now look tattered and faded. Most of the time, I look like I’ve been washed ashore onto an uninhabited island. I am a pretty bad nail bitter, but having my hands in clay all the time and not using lotion, (stupid) I’ve bitten my dry cuticles to shreds. I still resemble a sort of version of myself, but I fear not for long. Hi, my name is Alina and I am a clayaholic…


Ambermayhem: Art, Textiles and Random Mayhem said...

Great and funny post! I totally feel your pain and passion about your chosen medium. When I daydream, I think about what crazy wonders I can make. Good luck in all your endeavors!

SoapWithBalls said...

Teapots bring my gran & great gran to mind...both are tea-a-holics.

Great colors.

Aimee Dars said...

Sounds exciting! Love the pieces in your shop.

JulieAnnA said...

i love seeing pics of people at work or in their work space!

and i watch american idol religiously too. i just don't like people to know it. ;]

Half-an-Acre said...

this makes me laugh! I only have one pair of jeans without paint on them - and when I pick the kids up from school everyone says "I see you've been decoration again..". I also have it in my hair.
I am a paintaholic!
Heaven forbid if I had to go somewhere smart!