It’s September. It’s Labor Day. Summer is ending and Fall is on the horizon. The days are getting shorter. Parts of my colorful garden are dying off. I often experience love/hate emotions when the seasons change. This year is no different.
In the studio, I’ve been working on some new ideas. Often, I need to test a variety of creative options in order to determine the best design and glaze combination. This method frees me to experiment which can lead to successful surprises and satisfactory outcomes. Once I can see the finished options, I can usually eliminate what is not working and develop more that do.
I can't eliminate the change of seasons from my life, but I have learned to appreciate the opportunity to adjust my daily routine. I don't like saying goodbye to long, sunny warm days. But instead of thinking about what I'll miss, I've learned to focus on what I love about each time of year and the chance to appreciate it all over again. The process of elimination, weeding out what doesn't work, leads us closer and closer to what does.