Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mother in law blue

Connie I couldn't even drag myself into the studio today to make mugs. It is -27 out there and I'm fighting off a funk. I never liked making vases. Every vase I make I sit back and think to myself that would make a nice jug and pull a lip and put a handle on. Today I scurried off to Curry's Art Supplies to buy some colours.  I bought red, blue and yella! I have wasted so much time in the past three days I have been feeling guilty and thought of the old adage if you can't sell your pots glaze em blue and if you still can't sell em then salt the suckers. My old buddy on Clayart Mel calls his blue glaze Mother in law blue cause she loved everything he made and especially in that blue glaze. Damn I must be in a funk cause I've never found a blue glaze that I particularly liked and there I was this afternoon drawing vases and putting blue finger wipes on them. Maybe blue shino is in my future! Spring come quickly and save me from my mind!




6 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

That jug seems to just dance.I had the mother-in -law blues for a lot of years but that was before I was a potter.

Anonymous said...

Everyday we get 3 more minutes of sunlight than the day before....defunking wisdom of the monent from ancient Hamilton...
Chris

Anonymous said...

No time is wasted in an artist's life. But lots of it is unpaid. Screw the adage and go for the blue shino.

Tracey Broome said...

I've had a year long funk, but I read this quote on a tumblr one day, and I just settled in to let the funk pass on it's own. I'm enjoying your ink drawings so much, I have been using pen and ink to write the Tibetan alphabet and it feels more like art, not learning my abc's all over again with a number 2 pencil!

One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again.
—Marshall Vandruff

Tracey Broome said...

ps: I really like blue :)
the sky, the ocean, what's not to love?!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

I seldom comment where those "words and numbers" have to be filled in. But I do want to mention how great that you're still blogging, sharing your ideas, and communicating with us other potters. We sure have all been where you are now. Think of that 70s poster of the kitten "hang in there baby." Or not.