Thursday, April 28, 2016

Doing some updating....

Because I have been sorely lacking this blog.  I think I have too many to keep up with.  I have a Facebook, a LiveJournal, a Dreamwidth, a Wordpress and I just got a notice from InsaneJournal. 

I need to make a habit of creating the entry first, then uploading it into the different formats. 

And my mind is running around and around like a hamster on a wheel about the possibility of needing a hysterectomy.   Sigh...  Wish the state of Texas had taken the Medicare expansion.  I really don't think I can afford this. 

Plus I also help Dad with Mom, and if I have a hysterectomy, I will be unable to lift anything for 6 weeks.  So definitely can't help Dad lift Mom.  And we shift her position several times everyday, and lift her up the bed at least once a day, because she slides down it.  

I need to contact health and human services, to see if I would qualify for anything.  Both my workplaces say I can only get FMLA which is unpaid. 

And I'm still not sure Dad understands what's going on.  

I have also become so absent minded over the past month or so, it's crazy.  

Results of pottery class.

Wow, it's been a while since I posted.  

Just posting to show off some pottery. 

This first one is after an early Jomen style pot I saw online.  In the museum, it had a little wire display to hold it upright.  I attempted to make one in class, but they kept falling apart.  Ended up using a chuck to send it through the final firing.  

 It was meant to boil things in, so I'm assuming that the original makers would have set it into a firepit or a pit with hot ashes. 

Inspiration for this next pot was from a book on Pueblo and Hopi pottery.  There were some that were very simple minimalist forms / decoration.   

Inspiration for this bowl is Mimbre.  Though the Mimbre never decorated the bottoms of their bowls.  I don't think they put feet on them either.  

Also another "after the Mimbres" bowl, this time it has a 'kill-hole'. 

And a rattle, with a 'base' so that it sounds prettier than a rattle with no extension.  
Plain little small bowl, with 'horseapple' texture on the underside.  

Anyway, if anyone wants to purchase something, please feel free to contact me.  I have to save up money, in case I need to have the hysterectomy and have to be out of work for two months.  

Monday, April 4, 2016