I can't believe how quickly it has gone
and how much activity has fitted into this
short space of time.
This week is the last time that new posts will be uploaded
onto the Mud Colony blog share site
So if you are keen to keep up with all the muddy
members you will need to follow/subscribe to their
personal blogs in the column to the right of this page.
Or you can join the Mud Colony Face Book Page.
When any important things in life, that have been taken
for granted, come to an end it is a bit of a shock.
So I must admit that I made a pout and a "Boo Hoo"
when I heard that our MC blog share was closing.
Adrianna did a wonderful thing starting the Mud Colony.
I don't think I would ever have got my head around
the whole blogging world if I hadn't joined MC.
I didn't realise quite what I was getting myself into
though! When the voice of a ceramic goddess
harassing me came from on high (via email)
requesting me to post something-
Adrianna: "But what do you do? Send us a link to your blog!"
Sadhana: "Oh My God-dess!
I guess I have to work out how to blog now!!
I thought I was just going to read everyone
else's blogs for inspiration!!!
love you Adrianna, a big sloppy thank you
for stretching me further than I knew I could. xx
Well….Great friends have been made in the wide world
of ceramics through the MC blog both online and
in real life.
I have collected some little treasures
along the way from some MC friends :)
These put a little warmth in my heart
every time I look at them :) :)
friendships will continue but just in a different way.
Things do need to change and grow in order to stay alive
and I think that is what will come to pass.
Face Book has certainly had a big influence
on the larger big wide world web of social life.
I believe in not being fearful of these changes
that are happening in our societies communication.
It seems to me to be a far more constructive attitude to try
to make technology work for us rather than
cowering or running away from it,
Gosh! Lets face it!
It is bound to catch up with us in the long run
what ever we do.
As the old saying goes…..
Better the devil you know than the one you don't know.
Besides I want to be able to communicate with my
grandchildren in the future :)
"Keep up with the times!" I say.
Then you are more likely to be able to enjoy
progress rather than feel miserable
about not understanding it :)
So MC is doing just that, changing with the times,
and I am sure it will continue to grow.
Nice MC work Mrs AC
So as the door closes on my battle to sort out
my weekly post for the MC site
Another window is opening
for me and my studio in 2014.
Along with all the family excitement,
my youngest starting her HSC,
my step son graduating from his Bachelor of Aviation and
getting his 'wings' (commercial pilots licence)
and with another grandchild due in March
I am now embarking on some formal, home based,
ceramic study through ANU.
I am really looking forward to getting some good
work and experimentation done with
interesting input from some ceramic masters.
Starting with a glaze development
master class with the learned Greg Daly.
I can't wait!
I will continue to blog about my adventures and
Perhaps by the second half of 2014 I will be
ready to have a few open days at
'Lilli Pilli Studio' and exhibit my new work.
I am planning a pit fire or two and
lots of raku over the winter.
Of course I will be doing all my other
work as well as pottery.
* There will be textiles and dyeing.
Maybe it is time for a little MUD dyeing too ;)
* Paper making.
and perhaps some experimenting
with combining my paper with ceramics ;)
* Mixed media collage and drawing
Last but by no means least
Although I am not planning to work on a
wearable piece for 2014………………..
knowing my brain, it is bound to have
ideas bouncing around for a piece of
work at future date and those ideas are likely
to incorporate all of my above passions :)
So, stay tuned to my blog for news updates.
Here is a few snaps of test pieces
coming out of my kiln this week.
Now that I am happy with the results of this glaze.
Finally my lovely vinegar jar, for my dear friend
Beatrice, will get it's final glaze run.
I have packed big glaze firing and I am now
off to turn the kiln on.
May you all have a lovely Christmas