It’s spring here in Denver and that means one thing – time for the Colorado Potters Guild show + sale! Show dates are May 3, 4, and 5th – if you would like more info, please click on over to this link. Unfortunately, I will not be in attendance this year because the sale falls right smack dab in the middle of finals for me. Blergh….
Luckily, in a mere 22 days, I will have diploma in hand and can start the process of rebuilding some sanity in my life which definitely is going to include some clay therapy. It’s hard to believe that three years ago, I began the journey of completing my masters in landscape architecture and thought that it was a good idea, lol. Well, it was and still is a good idea, I’m just tired – actually make that exhausted from the mental and physical stamina that the journey has required. I’m trying not to project too far into the future since I still have finals to get through – but I want nothing more than to click my sparkly red shoes together to fast forward to Sunday, May 13th (the day after commencement) so that I can breathe a big sigh of relief and get on with my life.
The good news is that I most likely have a part time gig lined up with a landscape firm for which I interned last summer – though it is all dependent on how many projects are on the books. To be honest, flexible part time suits me just fine – it is going to allow me to do the other things in life that I enjoy (pottery) and to spend quality time with my family. In the time that I’ve spent in graduate school, my daughter has completed middle school and has morphed into a full blown teen ready to tackle high school next year. Speaking of my daughter, she has chosen to take ceramics 1 as an elective next year – it makes her momma proud! Though, I will be honest, my first thought was, “Really? I have had the wheel, the kilns, the clay and everything else since you were a babe, and now you want to have someone else teach you?” Actually, I get it – it’s hard to teach those closest to you and she’ll be more receptive to an official teacher who will most likely be more objective than I. After all, she is 14.5 years old now with all the typical behaviors of a teenangster.