Sunday, May 6, 2012

2012-05-06 Whuh?

Where DOES the time go?

More and more these days life gets in the way of all the things we want to do.  I am so scattered that I don't know which way is up most of the time.  I have my family, my work, my pottery, my stare-at-the-wall time, and everything in between.

In any ten minute period I'm either cooking, reading about cooking, shopping for food, making a list, trying to learn photography, reading about some place I'd never heard of, trying to find my desk under the crush of papers, planning on painting a room, catching up on my newspapers, or one of ten thousand other things.  The next ten minutes sees a different set of efforts.  Now multiply that by an 18 hour day and you see the morass my life has fallen into.

I feel tugged every hour of every day to be doing something and inevitably some things fall by the wayside until you wake up one morning and realize you haven't posted on the blog for more than a month.

It's not just the blog though.  I haven't done much on Facebook or Twitter either, and they are much easier than the blog.

After all that, add the fact that I now have ~300 channels on TV (we were on BASIC cable for several years) and a new smartphone (yes, I'm a dumb guy with a smart phone) and you can see why my time is even more splintered than usual.

I know I'm not alone in this life fracturing, but I'm the one whining about it right now.  (Hey, it's my blog!)

I just wish there was an easy solution to feel more in control and less like I'm chasing birds.

My camera has become such a part of my daily life that I don't stop taking pictures during these blog breaks, I just don't post them.

I'll try to catch up just hitting the high points.

Buckle up and hold on tight, we're "going to plaid".


2012-03-17  Professional Photograpy

We had the privilege of working wth Renee's husband, Chuck to take professional photographs of the Clayworks studio artists' work.  Chuck and Renee were kind enough to donate their time and equipment to what turned out to be a 12 hour photo session.  It was amazing to watch and be a part of and the time just flew by us.

Ralph, Chuck, Jaime, and Carey.

Chuck, Renee.

The light box and table.

2012-03-20  North Carolina Pottery Panel at the Mint

On Tuesday I attended a panel discussion on collecting North Carolina pottery at the Mint Museum.  It was almost a full house to hear Daisy Bridges, Terry Zug, Allen Huffman, and Bill Ivey discuss collecting traditional NC pottery.  It was a great discussion and afterwards we got a guided tour of the new NC pottery exhibit from Brian Gallagher.  What made it even more special was that I actually know several of the potters that have pieces in the gallery (and I was there with some of them!).

Daisy Bridges, Allen Huffman, Bill Ivey, and Dr. Terry Zug.

2012-03-24  Muddy Fun and stuff

On Saturday we had another Muddy Fun session.  At lunch a bunch of us went to Lupie's Cafe for delicious meal and I introduced more people the delight of peach kuchen.  After I returned I threw some cups and tried to make another crackle face.  I got frustrated with it and threw it in the slop bucket, or as we like to call it, "the bucket of broken dreams".

More to come...



angela walford said...

i dont know where the time flys to just to be sure to grab some spec moments when you can!!! i too well know that bucket..

Penni said...

Glad to see that you are back! And I did notice a trend about food! LOL! How are the girls doing? I know too well how crazy life can be! But don't forget to take some time to just enjoy the summer, my friend! Turn off that TV!!!!
Take care!

jbf said...

I try to make each moment special in some way since it only comes once. We all know that bucket too well. As a good friend says, "If you're not crashing some pots you're not pushing yourself."

Everyone's doing fine, hope everyone on your end is too. TV needs to be off more than it is. I'll work on it.