Monday, February 08, 2010

not getting there

I am having trouble getting into the studio these days. Good thing I'm not trying to support myself off my pottery production. I have just a few pieces of earthenware that I am eager to fire--but not enough for a kiln load. I am distracted by the upcoming big events here: Kenny is having surgery--to implant a little baclofen pump which we hope help calm the tremors he is having in his legs and arms that really interferes with his functioning; and 3 days later I leave for a 2 week trip to Madrid, Spain with my sister to visit her daughter who lives there. Kenny will be in the rehab hospital while I'm gone--good planning, I hope!
A blogging friend, Linda Starr, is passing through San Antonio soon and we may load the kiln with her work and mine for the bisque firing. Her mobile studio adventure is quite impressive--and a bit scary, too.
If you have suggestions for my Madrid (and perhaps Lisbon) visit do let me know!


Linda Starr said...

I hope Kenny's surgery goes well and the rehab timing works out. I've got my fingers crossed.

Spain - what a great trip that sounds. Not sure if you will be near, but have you seen Kitty's Spanish Studio blog, she is near Granada and she may know of other places to visit in Spain.

Seems like no matter who a person is, what they do, or where they are, life is full of trials and tribulations, but with wonderful folks like you as a blogging friend, it makes things so much better. thanks ever so much.

Judy Shreve said...

Gay - I'm not surprised you're not getting into your studio with all you have going on. I sure hope Kenny's surgery goes well & clears up his tremors -- and I hope your visit to Spain is not impacted by his rehab. It sounds like you have planned it perfectly.

What fun -- an adventure in Spain!

Ron said...

I'm having a hard time getting anything done in my studio. All kinds of other stuff keeps getting in the way. I hope Kenny's surgery goes well and that the time he's in rehab goes smoothly. Spain sounds lovely.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time in Spain. If we wait for the 'time to be right' we never get to do anything! I was in Barcelona for four days a little over a year ago. It was fabulous. I had taken an architectural ceramics workshop from Peter King (fabulous) and he is a big fan of Antonio Gaudi who has a lot of work in Barcelona so I spent most of my time looking at His architectural work which includes a lot of ceramics, tiles and such.

I am sending healing thoughts for Kenny. I hope he gets relief from the surgery and I am sure he will be well looked after in rehab so you can travel with peace of mind.
love rr

Barbara said...

You are probably going here anyway, but my son just posted this in his travel blog this week:

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia, a giant, awesome museum near the park. Four floors of beautiful, famous art. Miro, Dali, Picasso, Henry Moore, Max Ernst, etc… Excellent. We wandered around four hours, hitting every room. We were there until 8:30.

Hope you enjoy your trip and don't have a thing to worry about at home.