Sunday, April 1, 2012

Showing Up

 I've been in a bit of slump so far this year and gotten a very slow start. Steven Pressfield notes that "The more you love your art/ calling/ enterprise, the more important its accomplishment to the evolution of your soul, the more you will fear it and the more Resistance you will experience facing it." Maybe that's what's going on ... or maybe I just need to take a break for a while. But I feel thoroughly uninspired. I know that what I need to do is show up to work every day, even if only for a couple of hours. I need to keep doing my clay work every day.

So this is what I did this weekend: yarn bowls with matching mugs. I made a couple of them last year and although they did not sell together, I think that it's a good idea so I'm going to make more of them and start marketing them better.


DirtKicker Pottery said...

I've been in a weird place with my work too. My March lack of sells kind of bummed me out. I've been considering taking some time away from the studio, just to like reset my attitude.
Love your matching yarn bowl and mug :)

Graciela Testa Lynt said...

I know the feeling... but I think that the only cure is to continue to show up at the wheel every day and continue doing the work... Best of luck!