Labour to make things look not labourious. Take time to be fresh.- Micheal Cardew I've just had an amazing August with kayaking, biking, hiking, camping and now back to making. I cringe when I see potters fussing with a sponge and taking all the life out of their work. Maybe what I have learned at the ripe ole age of 70 is that maybe you should take some time to be fresh. That means exit the studio and go kayaking, biking, hiking, camping and then get back to your making. I had an amazing day. 31 k on my bike with a couple of hills that used to crush me, made some bowls, split some wood and then returned with a glass of wine to dart and alter the bowls. Oh yeah, I loaded and fired my bisque kiln. 260 Fingers in Ottawa has been cancelled which completely takes my career to the car wash. Nothing that relates to my clay life has gone forward this year. My trip to Fogo Island Clay Studio was the only exception and was a breath of fresh air. I thought for so long that I couldn't last more than a day without making pots. These are the first ones in a month. I can't count the number of things I wouldn't or couldn't do. Why has it take me so long to be fresh?