Time away from the clay studio is an opportunity to think about and plan for future projects and events. It’s good to take a step back, review some of the successes and failures, and dream about new possibilities. Daily walks on Hilton Head beaches, visits with local friends and disruption to my habitual daily routine have all contributed to a refreshed attitude and dedication to my clay-making passion.
When I get back to the studio next week, my focus will be an upcoming 3-day show in Huntsville, Alabama called Panoply. I plan to bring an array of serving dishes, decorative pieces, and garden accents. It’s impossible to bring and display everything I make, so I’ll do my best to choose a 'panoply' of shapes and colors for my customers there.
Making choices is not always easy. Decisions can be as simple as what to have for dinner or as complex as what job will make me happy and help pay the bills. I’ve learned that bad decisions can be reversed and provide a learning experience for the future. Think about and choose the best option for you in the moment. You can always change your mind!