I am constantly in awe of the range of talents and creativity that the musing readers share with me. It really is such an honor to be a part of this community! We all have so many different perspectives and histories and styles and we are all unified by this incredible material and our unique and beautiful ways of speaking through that medium. Today again is a perfect example:
And in the artist's own words:
"I have an eclectic spirit. I love arts and crafts and will give almost anything a try…always looking for a centering to pull all my creativity together. I took my first pottery class about five years ago and found in this medium that I could bring all my other interests together.
I am primarily a self taught artist. Trial and error are my main tools. I have taken several years of pottery classes at the local community college and enjoyed work shops with artists like John Calver, Carol Gentithes, and Sid Luck. I am always amazed how different every artist is with the clay!
I can remember being into creating even before grade school. I used to build little villages of sticks and stones under the shade of an old oak tree in my grandparents back yard. My father built our home and I would sneak scraps of drywall and wood to draw or paint on, this was in the first grade. I had a standard Japanese Pagoda that I loved to draw with water and mountains and evergreens in the back ground. I remember my first project in the second grade drawing local birds on a 2’x2’ board. I still love the smell of a new box of big fat Crayola crayons. High school would find me drawing for extra points on reports, or if you needed me you should look near one of the hallway bulletin boards where I would be creating something new. I have always had something near to work on...not always producing a good piece, but always a step to learning more about myself and the media I was using. Some of my best work has come from mistakes!"