Mr. Autumn is the first sculpture that I’ve made with clay. One day I had the desire to do a little sculpting and this is the final outcome. It’s always nice to take those first few pictures of my work and then compare them with my work as I get better. Mr. Autumn was created this past fall and I engraved his name “Mr. Autumn” on the back.
I still don’t know what direction I’m going when it comes to pottery. I can get lost in throwing on the wheel, handbuilding, sculpture and even a little bit of interest in tile making. I still feel like an infant who wants to learn to run before they can walk! I would love to know which direction to go, but as other artists tell me…“Debbie, you need to keep trying new things and one day it will come to you.” There are so many facets to pottery other than just the piece itself. Where will I go? The Lord only knows at this time. Pottery is the medium I love and that’s all I need to know right now.
What a nice and relaxing day for Hubby and me. We slept in and pretty much just hung out here at the house today. I spent a couple hours just looking for recipes or shall I say “healthy recipes” and want to try out some new ones. I have around 8 Weight Watcher cookbooks and hopefully I found some really great meals. I’ll give a couple of them a whirl next week. We watched a nice movie tonight. Nothing major, just enjoyed each others company.
One of our favorite shows starts its new Season Premiere Tonight & Tomorrow! American Idol is on from 7 – 9 central time and we will be right here tuned in. Clay Aiken has to be our favorite American Idol ever. Even though he did not win he won our hearts! His voice is truly golden in our books. One of the songs I love to hear him sing is Solitude, it gives me goose bumps.
Hubby and I just finished watching Amistad. This was a colorful movie, with a gripping performance, based on a true story dating back to 1839 regarding slavery. Amistad was directed by Steven Spielberg in 1997. John Quincy Adams played by “Anthony Hopkins” plays an important roll and has a dramatic speech toward the end that brought goose bumps and tears. There were a few parts that I just could not watch during the film as it’s really hard for me to watch any type of cruelty. Fortunately those parts did not last long. I know it’s a film but I still can’t watch.
Freedom has a different meaning depending on who you ask. I am so thankful for our freedoms and don’t want to take for granted the freedoms we share. I personally don’t know what it’s like to “want” or long for “freedom” in any fashion. I’m truly blessed and that I’m thankful for.
If you have not seen this movie, it’s well worth it.
Blessings to all and goodnight.