Thursday, December 10, 2009

what a day this has been...

Up at 5 am to get Kenny to the clinic by 6:00. He was having a 'test run' of the effectiveness of baclofen injections into his spinal column to relieve his extreme spasticity. This has become so bad that he suffers muscular convulsions whenever he tires to use his legs (standing and walking) and lately even in his hands. So that is a long story but hopefully there is some help on the horizon. That was the beginning of the day.

Then I had a long-ago-established date with my 5 years old grandson, Reed, to attend the local stage performance of Disney's 'Lion King'. I looked forward to it because I knew that Reed was very fond of the 'Lion King' DVD and it would be fun to take him to that. I was not prepared for how much I enjoyed the program. It is so attractive! I wanted all my loved ones to get to see it, too!

As I sat with Kenny at the clinic this morning I was reading a ceramic book I had just purchased: "Ceramic Design Course" by AnthonyQuinn. An interesting book--pushing me to take a broader look at my 'creations'. He talks about collecting pictures and text that appeal and creating 'mood scenes' from those collections and, from that, developing an idea(s) for ceramic creations. He also pushes sketching your ideas for new projects--which I am trying to due currently. (Of course, I've left out way too much of the book to be fair to it.) BUT, here is the connecting link, during "LIon King" I kept thinking how I might incorporate or take inspiration from the performance for a piece from the scenes I was was watching! It was so beautiful and so incredibly creative! Hats off to Disney!

3 comments:

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Hi Gay, Sorry Kenny is having such problems. I will include him in my prayers.
I'm glad you got to enjoy some time with your Grandson :)

Brian said...

Small World!
I've been reading that book too. If you haven't already, you'd also probably enjoy 'The Spirit of Ceramic Design' by Piepenburg.

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

The Lion King was Wesley's favorite, She watched that video over and over. We got to see the traveling Broadway production in Charlotte NC, tickets were a Christmas gift from my mom. Wes and I both started to cry during the opening scene. It is so moving. There is a lot of inspiration there for clay, can't wait to see what you come up with!