Thanks for popping in.
It’s Wednesday, so for me it’s POTTY POTTERY !
I love it, I really do. Interestingly, it’s not so much the wheel that enthralls me. There is so so much more to pottery than throwing a pot on a wheel. I enjoy that too, for sure, but I can’t wait to see how my tiles have turned out!
As my friend Sean says, it’s good to step away from the coal face. I think so too. And it’s good to focus the mind on something different. I went to sleep last night trying to decide which glaze to use on the two bowls I am completing today, before they go in for their second firing. Still undecided….
Back to Clarity here though! The Elf Hunt is going down a storm! Day 12 today. Have you found all 12 so far? They are all around on the website…I have been looking each day too! I like a bit of harmless fun, a bit more distraction.
When I look out over the parapets at what is going on in the world, I get quite despondent. Do you too? Global warming, shootings in Strasbourg, Trump, Tory rebellion, desperate immigrants with children in rubber dinghies trying to cross the English channel. WTF? And that was just last night’s news.
My Dad taught me never to discuss Sex, Religion or Politics in public – and I don’t. But I would just like to make clear one thing. Just because I don’t talk about it, doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion. Just because I don’t plaster my opinions all over Facebook, doesn’t mean I am fickle, or I don’t care. Quite the contrary. It all makes me feel sick. Physically sick. I get anxious. I get tearful. I get fearful. And thank God I do. The day I get complacent or indifferent, I’m lost.
So whilst I may appear to be insensitive, larking about with elves and limericks and such, and I may be escaping to a pottery studio while the world is crumbling around me, I just have to keep MY side of the street clean, concentrate on what I can do to make the world a happy place.
Here’s an Elfy Card I made. Let’s keep the festive competition fun going… Study this card, study it well. List every single thing I used, the more detail the better! Send me your list – use the firstname.lastname@example.org email – and we will pick a winner. That winner will receive the card – with a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher to spend! You’ve got till Saturday xxx
Well done Angela!!!!
And thank you to all who join in and help make this ’ere blog a safe and happy place to visit.
Time to go to Pottery….
Love & Hugs