Friday, July 23, 2010

What a summer. It has been a consistent 105 degrees here lately so there is really nothing much to do outside other than jump in the pool and stay cool. Which is exactly what we've been doing.

I did take an hour to myself while Little G was napping and turned on my pottery wheel - a recent gift from Mr. G. Pottery was my favorite class in high school but I haven't had a chance to work on a wheel since I graduated. So this is my first piece in 10 years. It was challenging and fun and I can't wait for the weather to cool off so I can spend more time practicing. I think I'll try a vase next. My old teacher, Mr. Gonzalez, offered to fire any of my pieces in his kiln. I think I'll glaze this one in white and use it as a cereal bowl.

Once again I apologize for not posting my meal plans & grocery shopping. I'm still on a cereal and toast diet. Pray that this morning sickness doesn't last much longer.


  1. I decided to go through your blog a little tonight and came across the picture of the pottery wheel and I think I may have drooled a little bit. I wish I had a pottery wheel at home! I have taken 2 classes at college and now I am in love with it! I am going all summer without clay, and it is the hardest thing to do! I hope you're getting some time to enjoy the wheel and making some amazing items to use! Your blog has been fun to look through!

  2. Wow - I haven't seen this post in a long time! I remember getting on the wheel for the first time in 10 years and feeling totally lost. I couldn't get the clay centered for 20 minutes and had scraps on my hands! Oh the joys!
    Thanks for the compliment - (and taking me down memory lane)!