What a great greeting to start the day, Ron, thanks! (see Ron's comment to last post) I really miss being active in the pottery-blog exchange and hate the thought of people going to my blog and finding no activity--perhaps it will change soon. Ron is such a conscientious blogger, I'm seldom disappointed when I check into his blog. Ron's current exploration of new clay, glaze, slip and firing temperature is very inspiring. It is hard for an artist who has achieved success to venture out into new realms--I think it great (and healthy) that he is doing that.
I've thought of changing from a pottery blog to "Life with Kenny" since that is the defining activity of my life right now. Not that he is demanding, but it is an adjustment having someone to look after a bit and prepare meals for and such. But more to the point, living with Kenny again after 25 or so years is an incredible experience. Of course, I've stayed in touch with him all these years but I have not been close enough to know what living his life is like. He is amazing. Everything he does, must do, is a challenge, is very hard to do physically. Yet, he does it. He has an incredible drive to be independent in spite of his dependence. And never complains. An amazing person. (See comment section February 11 for a little of Kenny's background.) I could write a whole book about him! But I won't!
Today is dedicated to putting the studio in order. We have basic order in the house--though there are still boxes to unpack but they don't dominate the scene. I hope to stay in the studio all day and to have basic order there by the end of the day. It will be a landmark day when I turn the wheel back on and slap a chunk of clay down on it and pull something up!
I belong to a small group of potters here who meet once a month to share/compare experiences around Cone 6 glazes and firings. We meet tonight and I look forward to going--I have missed the last 3 meetings--maybe 4.
So, all and all, it seems that I am getting close to getting back on track! Seems it has been a long detour. I remember when the windows went into the studio and I was excited about my new studio home--that seems a very long time ago. I had no idea then how far away that new studio really was.