Sunday, August 30, 2009

In the works...

After I'm done doing nothing, these things are in the works:
  • Writing a grant for a fine art project for 2010.
  • Working on organizing and coordinating the EKU Student sale for the '09-'10 school year.
  • Gathering more items to list on Etsy.
  • Making more clay items including pinch pot mugs and soap dishes.
  • Developing ideas for clay pendant jewelry.
  • Working on my Christmas ornament items.
I'm a big doer of things Christmas. Don't know why but I cannot let the holiday go by without throwing out a card idea or an ornament of some kind. I've done it every year for the last 10 so why stop now? I will be listing ornaments on Etsy within the month of September, hopefully.

What if I did nothing?

It's not uncommon for me to feel, as some people do, that when faced with a choice of action in life, one must do something. I must paint the wall blue or red. I must work in clay today and then paint until the evening. I must choose between functional work, craft or pure conceptual artistic expression. I must register Democratic or Republican party. I must like cats or dogs. I must move my ass now and eat breakfast in the morning or...

...or what? What if, instead, I did nothing? When a decision had to be made, what if I opted to choose nothing and to let the moment pass? What if I observed the moment free from my active influence? What if the wall stayed white? What if I read a book about silliness instead of working in either clay or paint? What if I did all forms of art, functional, craft and conceptual? What if I'm registered as an Independent? What if I like both cats and dogs? And ferrets? And katydids? And what if I did nothing and had cookies for breakfast and cereal for a snack? The world doesn't end. Not only that, it continues to function as if I never existed.

What freedom!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Morning Coffee

I prefer my coffee when it's brown, smells like fresh roasted, coffee and has a coffee-like taste. Big disappointment this morning when the pot was full of hot, clear water. No beans! D'oh!