Monday, August 31, 2015

Back in the saddle again

Hi.  It's been some time since I wrote anything.  Why?  I think it's because it's taken me some time to really feel settled in Los Angeles.  Where was I before?  Oh yeah... I was a Montana boy, living the life of a poor artist, making pots and teaching some classes at the Clay Studio of Missoula.  Wow... that time sure was fun.  I got to fire wood kilns all the time, go fishing whenever I good friends..

I'm in LA!  I have a kick ass life.  A great girl I'm totally in love with, a good job involved with clay and I'm still making pots.  I got a pretty rad dog too.  Her name is Pepper.  I've made new friends and traded some of the perks of Montana for the many wonderful perks of LA living.  You wouldn't believe the kind of food that's available, museums, gardens, parks, beaches, galleries...  you can't beat the weather for sure.

A month ago I had a nasty accident.  I fell and broke a couple of my ribs.  I had to stay in the hospital for a week...apparently I was bleeding internally, causing lots of pressure which eventually forced my left lung to collapse.  Surgery happened.... then recovery with a chest tube to drain out any extra fluids.  I've been home for a week and a half. I'm doing really well now.  Don't worry the worst is behind me.  I'm taking a lot from this experience.  Break a few ribs and you'll definitely learn something!

A month without working while having to rest gave your humble narrator a lot of time to think about what's important in life.  I guess traumatic experiences will do that to a person!

One of the many things I considered was making and selling my pots.  Getting out there!  I was on a roll there for a bit working in Montana...but now it's different.  It's time to really get serious.  Part of that plan is being more involved online.

Writing is also important.  Looking back through this blog I have a great online diary!  Wow... the kilns, the pots, the people.  I'll have to print these out so I can have a hard copy...

So back to writing my days about clay.  I've loved clay for a long's time I really put my talent and skill to the test and see what I'm capable of.

The two pictures are of some pots I made for my show, #bfreekorea.  I'll post more for sure!