I'm not sure how I feel about New Year's Resolutions. I mean, I think they're a great idea; goals are always good. It's just that they're so hard to keep when you set them too high. But then I'm reminded of that saying, "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss at least you'll land among the stars." I think what I need to remember, however, is expressed best in this quote, “Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” Either way, the point is that goals need to be set and they need to be (reasonably) high. So I have 2 major goals. First and foremost, I plan to begin each day with some flexibility exercises, to be followed in the afternoon by a bicycle ride for aerobic exercise, and to be accompanied by sensible eating throughout the day. Second, I plan to throw, build, or glaze 4 days a week This one is a challenging if only because the the "studio," also referred to as a "garagio" is not really climate controlled. I have a propane heater that works well to keep my legs warm, but it takes a while before my hands get warm. When you're working with wet clay and water, this can get uncomfortable. It helps to start out with a bucket of hot water, though. So no more excuses! I will "just do it!" as Nike says. Here's one of the hand built pieces I'm making more of.
I'm also planning to keep this blog updated! Many thanks to my Handmade Louisiana Team for the push I needed to get back into this. http://handmadelouisiana.com Please check out our team blog and visit the shops of team members to see some of the talents expressed by people in (and from) Louisiana! You'll find some of our team members' shops in this treasury:
The Etsy Mud Team, one of my other teams, is doing a Pitcher Challenge! Please go to this site and vote for you favorite pitcher! You'll receive, by email, a coupon for 20% off at participating mudder's shops!