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After a Long Hiatus...

Oh wow... were to begin?

I'm returning to my blog after a long break... three years long. Oops! I may not have been blogging but I have definitely been busy making things. Over the past three years, I've been doing pottery. A lot of pottery. And I love it. I'm passionate about it and I'm going to keep doing it.

Lately, I've been feeling like something is off or missing in my life and I think I need a change. I'll be honest, I have only painted once in the last three years. ONCE. I think that's a big part of my problem. I have all these thoughts, ideas and feelings floating around in my head and I have nowhere to put them. I literally daydream about color, texture, pattern and layering.

Pottery satisfies a big part of my need to be creative. I have a desire to create things that are tangible, that make sense and that have a function and pottery is great for that. At the same time, I feel a need to create things that don't really have a purpose and that don't necessarily make sense. For me, it is a way of expressing feelings and emotions that I can't put into words. You see, I'm not very good at that. Painting and playing with color is meditative for me. It helps my brain unwind when it is so tightly wound around things that just don't matter.

I'm hoping this blog will be a way for me to document my experiments, figure out what works, put all of the thoughts in my head in one place and find a direction for my art.

So... here we go again!

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