Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Images Passing Into Night

I have tried to keep this blog upbeat and focused primarily on clay, life in the studio and things we do that inspire us (and lead to more fun in the studio). In doing this, I have had to edit some of the more frustrating things in my life OUT of the blog. There's nothing worse than negativity insinuating its way into places it just doesn't belong. Tonight, rather than typing out my frustration, I sat down to a session with Photoshop and combined a few images in our gallery, shot last week. Gave me a nice panorama that otherwise I couldnt capture with my camera.

If I can find a way to write about my frustrations of the past few days/weeks/months... and if I can find a way to articulate it such that it relates to clay/studio life/etc... then I will. Then again, is that something anyone reading this blog cares to read about?


Charles The Potter said...

I think a little venting isn't a bad thing on a's a blog about your pottery and life right? The struggles are important too.

Alex Solla said...

A lot of family stuff happening right now and it's fascinating how it's affecting my ability to work in the studio. I'm trying to figure out a way to discuss it without being too serious/down/depressing.

We'll see what I can pull together over the next few days.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alex: Blogs are funny that way. You can present your life however you would like (often to complete strangers...). I agree with Charles that a little venting isn't a bad thing and can be very therapeutic. Most people who read blogs who blog themselves KNOW there is more to you than reads the eye. We also know how life can effect what happens in the studio. If folks just want to look at pretty pictures of pottery, they can fog over and move on! Sometimes glaze firings suck. Sometimes life presents a curve ball. I've been amazed at how much moral support and encouragement I've received from complete strangers who read our blog. And, truth be told, it does make me feel good! Whatever you decide to do, I hope things turn out ok.

Lovely pottery by the way! We were just at Home Depot looking at shelving solutions so I loved seeing your displays. All the best, Miri

Carrie said...

Wow, I'm baffled to have discovered this comment page for the first time. I'm a bloggy ignoramus!

I'm right there with ya', Alex. Sadly, that's why you don't hear from me more often. When I'm in a dark place, I don't want to drag anyone down with me. But then again, sometimes wonderful things happen in dark places...

"There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen