Yesterday was 61.

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in Art making, Life in North Dakota
Yesterday was 61.

61 degrees Fahrenheit. Really! And now the time change. Spring must be coming soon. Even to North Dakota.

It has been a long winter. Even for North Dakota. The winter malaise seems to have struck everyone around me. Include me in that too. Keep plugging along. My north facing driveway is almost ice free.

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Work in the studio has been going well. I’m pleased about this. I gave the last of the low-fire coarse earthenware clay body to the high school for use in their sculpture class. If I don’t like  working with that clay, why should I keep using it? Time to move on. Tomorrow I’ll take 250+ pounds of Raku clay to the University for the students there. Good deal. Someone can use it and I don’t feel the guilt for throwing it out.

Time to move on.

Here’s the other thing on my mind: I need to take a break from tile making. The tiles in the online shop are going to be the last of them for a while. I’m thinking I’ll retire most of the designs, maybe all. And start over. Or not.

There are new ideas to try. Must make room for them. 

6 Comments

  1. Robin Willoughby
    March 10, 2014

    Trying new stuff is good.
    Getting rid of crap you don’t want is good.
    Giving it to a good cause is even better.
    I understand about trying to figure out just what you want to do….where you can find your best you.
    I join you in this journey…..

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  2. genjiscorner
    March 10, 2014

    It was like Spring here too yesterday, but I think we have one more cold spell later this week, before Spring officially makes an appearance. At least things are going well in the studio.

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    • Sarah Regan Snavely
      March 26, 2014

      This has been the winter that doesn’t want to end. Back to cold here again. At least the snow isn’t sticking around like it does December-January-February. The Greyhounds are very tired of the cold (me too!)

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  3. Yes I Know My Dogs Look Funny
    March 14, 2014

    Spring always calls for a little spring cleaning!

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    • Sarah Regan Snavely
      March 26, 2014

      Good way to think about it! Spring cleaning is so satisfying! Now if I could only go through the box with old collars and Greyhound coats…

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