Too long without clay

It has been at least 4 months since I have created anything. Not touched a single lump of clay. Today was to have been my return to the table.

I did some laundry today.

a bit of exercise.

went thru the mail…

So I’m blocked. Or just not .. I don’t know.

I read this wonderful passage in Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano

“I’m not looking, I’m finding,” she declared, and strode boldly off through the dust and the smell of sulphur.

“That’s what Picasso said,” she explained to me in September. “That’s the way he worked: simply take the plunge and see where you end up… “You’ve got to find, not look. Stay open, be receptive, be ready for anything, know what I mean?…”

Okay, so the point is it’s best not have a preconceived notion of what you want to create, (or in Auntie Poldi’s situation how to solve a murder or 2), but rather the ability to simply see what you need to see.

hmm

I think I’ll set up my work area. To the clay.

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