Sunday, March 16, 2014

InSpiRed by Friends Near and Far

bisque ware

Every now and then I get into a non-creative funk. I usually disconnect from GOD, family, friends...Its not intentional, it just happens. Then I'm overcome with guilt for being the way I am and have to hit bottom before I can change my attitude and get back to being ME. 

A few weeks ago I decided to put MuddyPotts on vacation until March 17th. I haven't been throwing due to some physical pain I'm trying to work out. Today I've decided to bite the bullet, do what I can and move forward. 

I have been inspired by several artistic friends. One being my dear friend Robin Norgren who always finds a way to face the fear and balances her creative life with the fullness of her family life. She is currently working on another book, Savor Your Life, in which she has so graciously asked me to be a part of. Another inspiration is my friend Kelly Thiel. She was recently honored with one of her sculptures published in a book called 500 Figures in Clay Volume 2

A couple weeks ago, my husband and I saw the Modern Masters exhibit at the DAM. How can I not be inspired surrounded by such talent? So instead of riding the so called soap box, I'm off to the easel to pick up my brush and paint. If it is another month before you hear from me:

 I promise it's because I'm busy painting, sculpting, and glazing pots. ~ samos

waiting for color


Kelly said...

I think we all go through creative and non-creative cycles. It's totally normal, so don't fret too much about it! Glad to hear that you are getting back to it though. Perhaps you just needed a little touch of the Spring season to get you moving :) (Usually works for me anyway….)

stephanie amos said...

Thanks Kelly. I just needed a little break. I'm in full swing again now and feeling like I never missed a beat. ;)