I got down into the studio this week and threw eight bowls, and am now just about out of clay. A trip up island to replenish soon. Still waiting for the last batch of mugs to be bisque fired. I can’t wait to see how they’ll come out. My potter friend who owns the kiln is busy making pieces too to fill the kiln. I don’t know what I would do if she moved off the island, I have no room for a kiln at my place! I’m hoping to sell my ocean kayak and buy a new electric wheel. The one I currently have was purchased from one of my neighbours, an old and very noisy electric kick wheel, but the $75 price tag was too good to pass up and it was already on the island. The steel fly wheel on it alone weighs 140 pounds, and it was a real grunt just to move it from my neighbours house to mine. It works fine, but my ears take a beating each session. A light, silent wheel would be more fine. I’d be able to hear the music playing.
The songwriting challenge keeps me engaged. I am not a songwriter, never wrote a song before this challenge, and I’m not an accomplished guitar player. That’s the whole point of the challenge. Posting the videos on Youtube is out of my comfort zone but I’m doing it. Posting the videos at all is out of my comfort zone! I think it could be called Passive Performance. I never intend to actually “Perform” the songs I’m writing, nooooooo, nooo. Nobody wants that. I’m interested in writing a lyric and seeing if I can put a melody to it, a creative exercise. When I stop enjoying the process I’ll stop the challenge. Spent today on a good long six mile walk with Bob and Squilly. Beauty day, lots of wind and waves. Bring on summer!