Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014-01-01 - Thursday - Happy New Year!

As 2014 comes to a close it's time to reflect on the many things that have happened this year.

Our children are excelling in school. They both made the dean's list in the same semester. We're very proud.

We had lots of snow (for here) last winter.
The neighbor's tree landed on our fence narrowly missing my van.
We built a screened porch.
Our nephew Ryan graduated from high school.
I landscaped around our new porch with native ferns.
We went to Rehoboth Beach, DE for the second summer.
We went to Asheville twice for Karen's work.
Went back to Asheville to celebrate Stephanie's birthday.

I made empty bowls.
I attended the Akira Satake workshop at Clayworks.
I made empty bowls.
Attended the Carolina Clay Matters Josh DeWeese workshop at CPCC.
Made empty bowls.
Made hand print pots.
Made empty bowls.
Participated in a wood firing.
Attended the Empty Bowls event.
Attended the Matt Jones lecture at the Mint Museum on the state of the craft movement.
Attended a meet the artist lunch at Elder Gallery with Peter Callas and Warner Hyde.
Attended the Hickory show with Ju-Ian.
We fired the brand new salt kiln at Clayworks.
Attended the Carolina Clay Matters Jim Connell workshop at CPCC.
Sold pots (and got very wet) at two Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Festivals.
Sold pots at the second annual Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center sale.
Attended the Clayworks annual fundraiser (the best yet!).
Set up a shop at Ballantyne Village to sell pots.
Went to the NC Pottery Center in Seagrove.
Attended a lunch with the artists at Elder Gallery with Larry Horowitz.
Participated in Flood the Streets with Art by leaving some of my tea bowls around town for people to find.
Attended the Val Cushing video and discussion with Herb Cohen at the Mint Museum.
Demoed at the Clayworks holiday sale.
Had my holiday sale.

Oh, and I wrote a bunch of code and made a lot of pots in between all of those things.

People and things are propelled forever forward. Whether we're ready for it or not, we are consistently pushed into the future.

Stephanie only has one more semester before she graduates from college(!). Meredith has one more semester left in her sophomore year. Were does the time go?

2015 is shaping up to be an outstanding year full of exciting changes and lots of growth in many different areas.

I hope yours is the same.


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