There is nothing like a vacation to disrupt the flow of the making process. While the pots haven’t been multiplying in the last week, I always find that time away from the studio is time where ideas creep in and simmer. Who knows where they will reappear.
Last week I traveled to Portland, Oregon to hang out with a dear friend whom I hadn’t seen in many years. We went to Powell’s Books (twice). Under the supervision of Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens, we picked strawberries on Suavie Island. We walked on the beach and browsed the galleries in Cannon Beach. We ate lots of good food and I even sipped a bit of wine. On Sunday morning, we saw my husband off, as he departed on an 11 day cycling trip that will end in Jackson, Wyoming. A wonderful trip.
I return to the studio tomorrow to check on some bowls (I hope they are not too dry to trim) and to concentrate on my own work. This will begin the last big push for my September wood-firing.