Monday, June 29, 2009

Ahhh, Summertime!

This morning, as I write this, we have a houseful of friends. The special relationships that you develop with your friends has become increasingly important to me. As my family shrinks (due to deaths), I've realized again and again, how crucial friends and family are to one's happiness and stability in this world. There is so much craziness out there, and we all tend to get caught up in our individual lives, that sometimes we need a kick in the backside to remind us to get out of our little bubble. I know I do! It's been great having everyone here. We play in the pool with the kids and share dinners together. For two nights, we have been trying to plan a big trip with all of us: we are thinking Ireland! I hope it works out! Two of the couples with us are the ones we went to Greece with, and that remains one of the best vacations of my life!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Time in the Studio

Today, I guarded my time in the studio. There are so many other things that are crying out for attention, but today, I said to myself, "Forget it. All those other things will have to wait." And so, because of this mentality, I got in about 3.5 hours of solid studio time, which is WAY more than I normally get in the studio. So from now on, my new word of the day is NO. If I don't say NO to all those things that are screaming for attention, my studio time just gets eaten up. So no more of it. I'm a happier person when I can create and I am a better mother too. Therefore, I will invoke the power of the word "NO". I think that will bring some balance to my life, and that is something we all need, right?

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Well, I have had an amazing morning already! It's 6:30 am and I just finished eating toast, having a cup of coffee, and watching a powerful storm roll in. Listening to the birds, the frogs, the thunder... Nice. Now I'm heading out to the studio to unload the kiln!