Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's me again...

Well, hello there. It's been awhile. I do apologize for my absence but it's been a crazy crazy month. That's not entirely true, it's been a crazy crazy year so far. I haven't written on this blog because to be honest, I was feeling a little down and beaten by the world and I don't want to spread the negativity. But, things are turning around, I can feel it.
Just to fill you in a little this year so far I have had my mother's illness (which you know about from other posts), came home to be snowed in for 2 weeks, my kiln needed repair, my clay supplier stopped selling my clay body, my husbands car was smashed with a brick through both front and side window, my car was totaled while parked outside my house at 8:30 in the morning (we just got a Honda Element to replace it), my mother had to have cancer removed from her lip, twice, and my father whom I haven't spoken to in 2 years went in for open heart surgery and still didn't call me. Don't worry, I'm over it.
Like I said, I feel a change in the universe. The second half of 2010 is going to be soooo much better. I'm working on getting my buisness together, shows are going to pick up, I found a new clay body that I like (it's actually an old friend but I'm making it work with my way of decorating now) and summer is coming. I love summer. It means long evenings sipping wine on the porch, BBQ's with friends and fresh veggies from the farmers market in my kitchen. I just changed my display a little (you can see it in the pic above, but please note that that was a very rainy show so it's not the best set up) and can't wait to get my hands in a little more of this white cone 6 clay body. I've started doing yoga and strength training to help clear my mind and keep my body healthy. I'm a firm beliver in not letting life get to you. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try something else. There is always a solution, you just have to think outside of the box, or in this case...wait for the storm to pass. Here's to more sunny days ahead:)
p.s. Sorry about the grainy iphone pics.


FetishGhost said...

My 7 year old handed me a nugget of wisdom the other day. I mentioned while working to solve one our problems that I was approaching it wrong... we didn't need to think outside of the box, we needed to think around the box and sometimes if we keep ourselves busy the answer will come.
For a studio monkey... she kind'a smart.

Linda Starr said...

What a great attitude you have, sorry for all the trauma of the first half of the year, thanks for the inspiration and here's hoping things improve dramatically.

Patricia Griffin said...

Good to "see" you! The display looks good! Hey, do your bookshelves break down for easy set-up and transport?

sugar paperie said...

I love you, Shawna! You always think on the sunnyside! xoxo

pinkkiss said...

Thanks all!
Yes, the bookshelves fold flat. My mom gave them to me and they are from her hair salon retail display. They are kinda heavy but work really well for shows.