I already feel the Winter doldrums lifting and the creative juices beginning to flow again! Today was the first day of a 2-day workshop by Kevin Crowe that I'm taking at Manassas Clay. Kevin is a marvelous teacher who is helping push my skills to the limit so I can find my voice... and some of the pots I made today were really screaming out loud. Not that they are going to be keepers, but I can sense the possibility of a new type of energy.
I was telling my husband, Chris, about the workshop and mentioned that Kevin has asked us to bring an inspirational pot and a poem for tomorrow's class. This lead us to reading together some of the poems that Chris wrote as a young man and to a wide-ranging discussion of art, creativity, meditation, and life in general.
Sometimes inspiration is sitting right across the kitchen table and we've been wearing too many Winter coats to notice it's warmth. I can sense Spring just around the corner!