Amazing how being in my studio lets me put everything else aside for a while. As does working in my flower beds, and, like Amy, fishing. Those three activities have a very therapeutic calming effect. Several years ago, when my husband was battling cancer (a battle he lost), he could tell when I needed a break and he'd say "go outside and pull weeds"…….the furthest thing from my mind. But, I'd go, and after pulling weeds with gusto, I could come back inside with a whole different outlook. I don't know how folks without those kind of escapes cope.
MossyrockMember Since 22 Aug 2010
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I have always enjoyed creating art using things I find in nature. Several years ago I attended a festival event where a potter was demonstrating throwing on the wheel ..... I was instantly hooked. I started taking classes at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, NC and now have a studio in my home and occasionally teach at the Sawtooth School. I am primarily a handbuilder, but occasionally work on the wheel. Although I make some functional pieces, I gravitate more toward creating art that can be used in landscaping. In addition to working with clay, I also make concrete sculptures, and sometimes combine the two. If I'm not in my studio, I am probably on the lake bass fishing or working in my flower gardens. I am retired and enjoying doing the things I wasn't able to do while working . In addition to fishing, I enjoy reading and traveling.
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