Sunday, January 25, 2009

a creative break


A lot of thought and discussion has been happening in this household. I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately and fairly dissatisfied with the ceramics portion of my life. After much reflection I have decided that some big changes need to occur. With this in mind I am closing my gallery until July 2009 and taking time away from teaching lessons until May 2010. I need to fix up my studio so that it is a warm and inviting place for me to be. I need to take some time away from production and focus on being creative. I need to see the sunshine more than I do these days. I will still be in the studio, but on my own terms. I think that I see grad school in my future. I live in a very isolated area and I need more challenge and stimulation in my artistic life than seems to be possible where I am. ANU, here I come (I wish! More like the Red Deer College portion, but still very cool).


My orchids love to bloom all of the time, lucky me.


Beautiful orchids growing on my kitchen window ledge.


A view into the teenagers lair.

I will still be around, just not as frequently. Wish me luck!

9 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

It is pretty clear there is a lot on your plate alright!

Patricia Griffin said...

Wow, big decisions. Good for you!! It's awesome to look something straight in the eye and make a change. You go girl!

Jerry said...

Sounds like you've empowered yourself. Way to go! May good things be heading your way.

Linda Starr said...

Good for you for taking the time for yourself and to nurture your creativity. I still think about your beautiful squid bowl.

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Kobi said...

Cheryl? As in the same Cheryl that taught a grade 6/7 split at Nicholson Elementary school in 2000/2001?

Well dang. Not only were you an awesome teacher, you are amazing at ceramics and a great photographer to boot.

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