Sleep has become torturously elusive to me. I have not slept well for three weeks now, and I think it is starting to get to me. It’s 3:20 right now, I have been awake since 2. I tried and tried to fall back asleep, but it was just not happening. So, here I am, exhausted nearly to the point of tears, irritable and blogging. <sigh> It is going to be a really long day as I have Art Therapy, then a dentist appointment and then a Nutritionist appointment. And each appointment is worse than the former. The dentist is not my favorite thing…though I really like my dentist, so that makes it somewhat better. The Nutritionist…I dread going. I haven’t met my goal for this week, so it will be another half hour of shame and self-blame and feeling like a failure. Fun stuff. 😦
But in the real world of Fun Stuff, I started my pottery class again last week. Yesterday was the second class and I spent the whole time on the wheel.
That third bowl, it wants a lid. I haven’t done a lid before, so my pottery instructor explained how to do it. I started the lid and it was too big, so I cut it down and then was re-shaping it on the wheel….but it flopped. Quite literally. I got the clay too thin and wet and the lid collapsed outward in an irreparable way. Unfortunately, it did that at the end of class, so I will have to wait until next week to try again.
Last week, I made a bunch of small tiles/plaques for the Solstice Cave. They were in the kiln yesterday for their bisque fire, so I don’t have any pictures to share. I might glaze them next week, depending on how long it takes me to throw the lid for the bowl. I ought to have plenty of time to do both!
And lesson learned last night…Probably not a good idea to wear the jeans that you plan on wearing Thursday to your Wednesday evening pottery class.
Thank goodness for the “Quick Wash” cycle on the washing machine. 🙂 My pants have been restored to socially acceptable cleanliness. (As has my shirt and fleece…wheel throwing is a messy business!)
Okay, I am going to lay down on the couch for a few minutes. Maybe I can get just a little bit more sleep?