Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Studio Time

Have you ever had one of those days when you just want to scrap all pre-made plans so you can throw pots until your shoulders and neck ache but you feel completely satisfied? That was exactly how I felt. At the very last minute, I opted out of a mountain biking and camping trip last weekend so I can spend a day in the studio. It turned out to be a good day. The clay felt just right and for a brief few hours, my hands seem to know what they were doing. I am working torward a personal goal and that is to slowly replace all of the commercial dishware in the kitchen cabinets with my own. Wouldn't that be neat? They don't have to all match. In fact, I think it would be fun to have the plates and bowls be of slightly different sizes and designs. The only thing that will make them somewhat uniform is the color white. White is the perfect background for food, similar to a blank white canvas for a colorful painting. I have the feeling this project will take a lot of time.

By the way, do you like the new blog layout? I was getting a bit bored with the old design and felt like a change. Let me know what you think.


sarah said...

Love the new blog layout! It's very classic clean and pleasing to the eye! I know what you mean about needing change. I like to rearrange my room every other month or so! Have a fun weekend, Chi!

Cynthia said...

Heya, you switched it up at your house!

I also would like to make a set of handmade dishes for my house... as a ceramic artist, I'm a little embarassed to bring out my Mikassa dishware when guests come over.