Hot. Cold. The weather seems to be undecided which way to go these days. It’s that transitional time of year when the garden still has remnants of its summer bounty and cold winds whip in to remind you the warm weather won’t last much longer. I haven’t put away my shorts and sandals just yet, but long-sleeved tops and socks are creeping back in to my wardrobe.
In the clay studio, shifts are evident as well. I’m back to preparing for upcoming fall and holiday shows. The glaze colors I choose are warmer in tone. I think about making pieces for baking and serving rather than decorative garden enhancements.
As much as I dislike cold temperatures, I do like the change of seasons. These natural transitions are a reminder to appreciate each yearly quarter while it lasts, let go as it wanes and embrace the impending season for what it has to offer.