I started writing this weekly studio diary about 3 years ago. Throughout my life, I have kept private notes of events and special activities. These written triggers help me remember the past more clearly when I read back and revisit those words. When I began this journal, my goal was to document the artistic process I experience and share it with my friends and customers so they would gain some understanding of who I am and what I do in the studio. So, writing down and recording my creative time in words and photos has now become a natural part of my weekly routine.
My memory is not my strongest attribute. I readily admit that. But, when I can look back at pictures and written reminders, I can revisit the past easily and continue to share it with others.
This blog is my attempt to share a slice of time with the reader. Hopefully, you’ll gain insight into the time and creative effort that goes into the clay art made in the studio. Sharing the process on a regular basis has helped me refine and define what I love to do. I go and create in my studio because it makes me happy. By sharing this diary of my studio time, I hope to communicate that joy and hopefully inspire the readers own creative juices.
Another goal of the blog is to spark ClayByLaura sales. Maybe you have a special gift to purchase or desire a clay creation for yourself. By showing you what I make, how I create it and the type of pieces that are possible, you'll remember to visit the ClayByLaura website next time you want to make a purchase.
Finally, I'd like this blog to inspire and pay creativity forward. I encourage you to take notes, snap pictures and keep track of your memories. It does not have to be formal or complicated. Begin by writing one sentence a day on your calendar. I think you'll like it!
If you'd like to share the ClayByLaura blog with a friend just fill out the form below!