Thanks for popping in. Dropped a pot at pottery today. It was a good one too. Had thrown it, turned it, initialed it, and was just putting it on the TO FIRE shelf – and it jumped out of my hands and hit the floor. Fortunately, I was wearing a mask, so nobody could really hear the expletives, but there was a lot of effing and blinding! I certainly didn’t say “Oopsadaisy. Butterfingers!”
Never mind. It was one of those sessions. Earlier on, I had been trying to make a lid for another pot, and had just said to my buddy Marilyn, “Not sure about this lid” when it slipped out of my hands and hit the deck too !! So that sorted that one out! Do you have days like that? When you’re all fingers and thumbs, and clumsy? I was rubbish today! I’ve never dropped my work like that, so it was a first. But hey ho. I just need to focus more. It’s certainly not important! Actually Marilyn and I curled up laughing when the lid dive bombed !
Sometimes people get so upset when they spoil something, or break something. Me? I get over it pretty quickly! I’m just grateful to even be there, playing with clay and having a blast. And anyway, I had loads more half-finished pots to hurl about!
Maybe next week, when I go to pottery, I will slow my pace down. I had it in my mind today that I was going to turn all 11 pots which I threw last Friday, AND sort out the other project I’ve got on the go. Mmm. I think that’s why I kept dropping stuff! Too focussed on the progress – and not on the process.
So this little cookie jar will a lot more TLC next week – not to mention a new lid!
Physician Heal Thyself, and all that, eh. There I am at 10am every morning in the SHAC-Shack, saying “slow it down, trust the process, relax and give time time”. Then I go to pottery and start whizzing round like a whirling dervish!
Time to slow down, get back in the moment, feel the clay. Better to create one piece with love than pump out a whole set in record time !!
Love and Hugs