It seems that the older you get, the faster the year goes by. I am writing this from my son’s house in Utah where Ben and I have come to celebrate Christmas.

They have two young ones, but the young ones aren’t so young anymore. One is 10 years old and the other is soon to be a teenager.

Where has the time gone. It seems it was just yesterday they were small, cuddly, giggly. Now they are bigger, prefer to sit by themselves but still giggly! We have to enjoy the giggles while we can.

And in case you are wondering about Max and Emily, i have them covered. There are three huge bowls of food out, water all over the studio for them to drink from and an extra Litter box. Plus I keep a camera on their food so if it gets low I can call in the troops.

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There is plenty to eat while I am away

The end of the year has always been my time to look back and reflect on my life and where the year took me. 2021 was a good year. Ben and i spent loads of time at the Lake Cabin. We finished the interior, rebuilt the lake dock and added a huge front porch. We spent just about every Friday, Saturday and Sunday there. And if we could find any old excuse to stay longer we did. Fortunately my studio is just a 20 minute drive away so I had the best of both worlds.

2021 was a happy year

For my studio experience, a peek through my Google Photo account (where I keep all my photos) showed me that I made a lot pf artful pottery in 2021. Especially Sgraffito.

I can see my growth as a sgraffito artist and its these pieces that make my heart flutter when they come out of the kiln. I do believe my focus for 2022 will continue to be Sgraffito.

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2021 at a glance

But I am also trying really hard to understand the chemistry behind glazes so that I can have a bigger palette to chose from. Glaze is very chemistry intensive and chemistry was never my strong point but I am determined to learn it.

I am excited to begin another year of creating. Thank you for hanging in there with me.


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