Friday, January 27, 2012

Eggs-actly What I Meant

I'm in a pottery class. It's definitely a relaxed fun time with Abby and Lisa. We don't get a grade, we don't have any assignments, and we just do what we want.

The first week we were all just playing around with the clay, pinching it into pots and shapes, and I decided to make an egg. It took me quite a while to get it all smooth and egg-shaped, all hollowed out so that it wasn't too heavy, and flat on the bottom so it would stand.

I should have taken a picture of it at that stage, but I didn't. Sorry.

I told Lisa that I wanted to carve a design in it, but didn't know what to do. She suggested a paisley pattern, so I googled "paisley" from my phone and started carving.

It stands about 5 inches tall. I can't wait to get it fired. But then I've got a new problem. What kind of finish am I going to put on it? Any suggestions?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Time Well-Spent

There are two very dangerous places on the internet.


You should stay far far away from these two very very dangerous places.

You should.

I should.

But I can't.

I'm talking about StumbleUpon and Pinterest.

I've literally wasted HOURS mindlessly clicking through and marking hundreds of things that I find interesting, would like to try, want to look at again, or just like.



One night after spending 3 hours pinning I felt totally disgusted with myself.
I decided to make a list.

Things I Love To DO:
1. Make pottery
2. Work on my Picture Calendar
3. Knit
4. Crochet
5. Draw
6. Make jewelry
7. Practice Piano
8. Read
9. Blog
10. Fix or mend something
11. Sew
12. Quilt
13. Organize something
14. Paint
15. Walk the dog
16. Bake something
17. Try a new recipe
18. Take photos
19. Carve something
20. Cross stitch

Time constructively spent creating the list: 5 minutes

Next time I spend more than 5 minutes on either danger zone (Pinterest or Stumbleupon), I'm going to break out my list and DO something!